In most organizations
and projects we are given a list of goals and/or objectives. The novice
is all too often deceived by such lists into believing that they define
what is wanted. A great deal of methodology has been written about
requirements management (tracking and traceability). Such methods can
be useful, but to the unwary they can become significant pitfalls in the
effort to understand what is wanted and by whom. One must deeply
understand who wants what to achieve outstanding results.
I often have difficulty being precise
about my wants. I also have trouble keeping them constant. Trying to
accurately understand what someone else wants is far more difficult.
Let's begin by looking at some obstacles to understanding wants.
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