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Heading home on the subway after a late meeting, and picked up the free evening newspaper. I was standing on the platform flipping the pages, reading headlines, and glanced up to see a familiar face on the platform looking back at me with that “don’t I know you?” look. “Vladimir, how are you?” I exclaimed, […]

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VARK stands for Visual – Aural – Reading – Kinesthetic. It refers to the way people learn. It’s worth understanding VARK because it can be very helpful to reaching your audience and I suggest it may influence how you prepare your project documentation. Let’s examine each and provide some ideas on how it can be […]

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We mentioned in a past post that Project Archives can be a gold mine of information. Which brings us to that famous radio station WIIFM – what’s in it for me? What are the benefits of a project archive? In this post we’re going to take a look at what must go into a project […]

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Over the years, I’ve managed projects with many companies and witnessed the full spectrum of maturity with regards to the attention organizations pay to project documentation and preserving it in an archive for future use. Some archive only hard-copy and don’t care about soft-copy – self-defeating in my opinion, it takes time to eyeball dozens […]

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You’re familiar with the usual media for documentation – hard copy, softcopy – on CD, on the server. And it’s a pile of documents, a lot of words, some diagrams and tables. You read the words, highlight what’s important as you go along, make some notes, and you try to understand the material. Thought – […]

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Recall the post about improving Vendor written SOWs? The message was to first document your requirements and second ensure there was a thread from Requirements to the Work being performed by the Vendor. Note: this doesn’t just apply to Vendor written SOWs but your own as well. Now, let’s take that concept of creating a […]

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As a Consumer and Customer in the marketplace, you make purchases based on requirements – on your needs.  “I just tore the sleeve on my suit – better go out and by a new one.”  You also have expectations of the product as well, which you don’t necessarily think about when you are out shopping. […]

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A Statement of Work (SOW or STOW) is a narrative description of the work to be performed, as part of a project. Very useful for work performed under Contract by a Vendor. When multiple vendors are engaged to deliver a project, multiple SOW will be produced. If the project involves only internal resources, an SOW […]

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