Discovery and clarification of your project requirements is essential to it being a successful project. Requirements can be as simple as a one page outline of project deliverables or service level agreement points. For more complex projects it might be a longer document that provides details on multiple phases of a project’s requirements and implementation.
Thinking through requirements while capturing the process in a discussion document is a simple yet essential process.
Some examples of client needs that will be turned into specific requirements:
Strategic Help’s Initial
Meeting Discussion Topics
|Calendar – conf room reservations
|Auto-responding full Resource calendar accounts
|Calendar – sharable individual calendars
|Full user account with sharable calendars, management access to all calendars and email accounts
|Push email compatible with Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows Mobile phones
|Active Sync or Blackberry Enterprise connector activated on all designated accouints
|Bring together clients, prospects, and company/organizations into one accessible “place.”
|Look at available CRM options.
|Customer relationship Management
|Do we need the big application that lives on our in-house server?
|Look at available hosted or cloud CRM options.
|We want to collect our organization’s collective experience where we can all benefit from it.
|Compare pros and cons of CRM, Blog applications, Wiki-style solutions, and full blown Intranet CMS knowledge base sites.
|We put on 1-3 events per year and would like a streamlined way to do online registration.
|Determine needs and compare online registration services and applications.
|Secure VPN connection to company server and LAN resources
|Various options will discuss at next meeting
|Remote desktop for approved staff
|Secure password policy
|Implement secure password policy via server – with higher security comes a degree of inconvenience and expectation of users should be realistically set.
Simple but gets the process started and leads to specific detailed requirements in the course of discussion and development.