Gathering requirements key to a successful project

ReqGatherThumbnailWhen first starting an IT project, there are usually multiple ideas and suggestions about what is required. Often the project team will begin looking for a solution without first performing a thorough investigation of the problem and without asking the important questions “What is the problem?” “Why is this causing a problem?” “What is the effect on the users?” “Does this problem need to be fixed?” “What is the cost if a solution is not found?” Taking the time to answer these questions at the start of the process helps to clearly define the requirements for the project; an essential step to ensure that cost estimates and timelines are accurate, and that the project ultimately has a successful outcome. Read more.