Preventing Complex Functional Requirements

Joe Hoover: Number four on our business process list is prevent complex functional requirements. Like we spoke about earlier in terms of simple business processes and best practices business processes, it's sometimes easy to want to replicate what you are currently doing because it's comfortable.

It makes sense, but as an organization, you need to be sure that you understand some of the more complex functional process that you're going through. One of the ways to address that is using the lean methodology, which basically says reduce waste from your processing. What do we mean by that is ask why. Why are we doing this? Why is it necessary? You may find that some of those answers and outcomes are no longer true.

Barbie Hunley: Absolutely. We have really seen those complex functional requirements take some clients down messy paths. As you build that complex structure into your system and into the configuration itself, it becomes especially difficult to undo. If you ever want to simplify that process, it ends up taking even more time in two or three or five years down the road. That forward thinking is important.

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