Understanding what the business users are trying to achieve can significantly help you focus the project on things that really matter. In this excerpt from Gojko Adzic's book Specification by Example, the author offers some tips for effectively collaborating on the project scope when you don’t have high-level control of the project.
Whether you make the funding decisions at your company or support those who do, this article will help you view projects in a larger organizational context. Take a look at some of US President John F. Kennedy’s advice on committing to goals to help you get a sense of “funding sensitivity.”
Trust is more than a feeling. In a project, it is something that can be grown from careful planning and development of good requirements. Ellen Gottesdiener describes three types of trust which can be built from good requirements and team management.