How do you go about defining the requirements of large package systems, particularly those with the all-encompassing scope of ERP, EAM, and CRM software, and still satisfy the needs to the project team, the user community, and executive management? It’s a balancing act rivaling the circus performer trying to keep all of the plates spinning at once. While it is difficult to say one aspect of a project plan is more important than another, accurately and completely defining the needs to be fulfilled by the software is critical to the overall success of the implementation and the longevity of software. This article outlines a logical process for defining the requirements and keeping the plates spinning.
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The importance of correctly defining the requirements cannot be overstated. Following a logical and deliberate path will help ensure that you will avoid any detours, maneuver through obstacles, and achieve the stated objectives. Finally, the sequence of phases discussed in this article will encourage the full participation of the project team, users, and executive management and increase the overall confidence in the software. If done correctly, you will be surprised by what you will learn and you will