Archive for August, 2006

The Cult of Simplicity – Part II

I left off in my last post discussing how the good folks at Adobe have provided us with an amazing example of bloatware in the form of Acrobat. I decided to sit for a few minutes today and really look at Acrobat for the first time in a while. I’ve been dutifully installing their new [...]

Why won’t they help themselves?

It’s a requirements analyst’s worst nightmare. You’ve been assigned to capture requirements for an insanely complex system. Your customer is suffering with their existing system. You’re excited, because you know you’re going to make a big difference in the next generation of the customer’s software.And then you hit the wall: the users.You’d think that a [...]

Good news for BA’s

In a recent article in CIO Insight 38% of CIO’s of large companies ($1B+) responded indicating that they would be increasing the number of business analysts. Read the article and research here http://www.cioinsight.com/article2/0,1540,2004045,00.asp

Time is Money

I’ve recently had many opportunities to think about software adoption and the many factors that affect it, from both the product management side and the end-user side.In all cases, the most important thing to keep in mind when considering adoption of a new piece of software is that time is money.Think of every user as [...]

Attention to Detail, Who Cares?

I do. And I’m well aware that I get some eye rolls from people who don’t agree – or just don’t have the attention to detail to understand. But really, why DOES it matter?Honestly, I would not harp on this to the extent that I do if I did not think there is a link [...]