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Importance of Testing – Part 3: Revenge of the Requirements

Setting yourself up for success in testing can take quite a bit of time and effort. Use these tips and tools to make sure you’re getting the analytics you need.

Why Does Agile Call Its Requirements, User Stories?

First, a little bit of a personal story: I grew up in a family of great storytellers: My mom could bring alive comic characters with descriptions and add the sounds of them falling, crying or laughing. My dad could lead you to the moon with his drawn maps and landmarks. He would even add details, […]

Journey Mapping for Business Analysts – Part 2

Gaining buy-in from stakeholders for a journey mapping exercise as a business analyst requires careful planning and clear communication. Journey mapping isn’t widely considered an exercise for requirements gathering; it’s viewed as more of a UX tool so you have to build trust in the process. To do this, you should make sure that stakeholders […]

Google: Reasons Why Nobody Uses Your App, Your Site, Your…

I came across the article Google: Reasons Why Nobody Uses Your App in my favorite iPhone app Zite.  The article is about a presentation given by Tomer Sharon, a user researcher at Google, at Google’s I/O Conference. I embedded the video here for you to view. Tomer identifies reasons why nobody uses your app.  I want to extend […]

Be a Successful Social Business in a Highly Regulated Industry

Just because you are in a highly regulated industry doesn’t mean you can’t also be highly social.  You just have to be more careful about how you do it. At IBM Connect, TD Ameritrade and IBM shared how they made became a social business despite all the regulations and compliance issues.  TD Ameritrade used IBM […]

Building a Data Warehouse from the CFO Point of View

(Part One of Seven) Have you ever wondered why some data warehouse projects fails while others do not?  I’ve often wondered that myself. I‘ve also observed  that more often than not key ingredients are not described robustly enough or even worse not identified at all.  By an ingredient I mean a requirement may not be […]

Keep Your WCM Project On Track – Mobile First

Even highly experienced teams who adopt Mobile First practices can still “fall off the wagon”. In a recent post, I discussed 5 Things Project Managers Can Learn From Their First WCM Project. This post expands on one of those topics in more detail: the importance of Mobile First and Responsive Design. Your project is more likely to […]

Social Intranet Technologies, Part 3

In the past two posts (Part 1 & Part 2), I list many of the key technologies that make up a social intranet.  In this post, I’m going to talk about how you might combine those different systems into an overall social intranet platform for your company.  In the next post in this series, I’ll […]

Keep Your WCM Project On Track – Working With Creative Types

We all face challenges (both planned an unplanned) on our projects. In a recent post, I discussed 5 Things Project Managers Can Learn From Their First WCM Project. This post is the first in a 5-part series where we will discuss those in more detail. The first one is working with Creative Types. On most […]

IBM Websphere Portal 8: Web Experience Factory and the Cloud

Packt Publishing has recently published the book IBM Websphere Portal 8: Web Experience Factory and the Cloud.  I am proud to say that I was an editor for this book, which let me give feedback to the authors and publisher on its contents. The book takes the approach of developing a complete portal application from start […]

Age old question: Buy or Build?

As I often come across in my engagements at Perficient, there comes a juncture where the client must make a decision between whether to pay us to write a custom application or purchase software that satisfies some business requirement(s).  Depending on who I am working with, the conversation typically goes one way or the other…adamantly.  […]

Visualize Requirements in Microsoft SharePoint 2010

Recently I’ve been working on many  Microsoft SharePoint 2010 projects.  One thing that always comes up is determining whether it’s custom work or “out-of-the-box”.  This is often a difficult question to answer, since nothing is really out-of-the-box, but rather configured.  Custom work is much easier to discuss and identify.  Two recent projects I’ve had the privilege to […]

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