The structure of a project to evaluate, acquire, implement or develop an enterprise software system…

The structure of a project to evaluate, acquire, implement or develop an enterprise software system includes four general phases:

These general phases are:

  1. A brief knowledge transfer activity that is a necessary preliminary to the productive part of the project, which will be too intensive to succeed if subject matter experts (SME’s) and users don’t understand why they are doing what they will be asked to do – and, especially, in the way they will be asked to do it.
  2. The Adaptive Growth approach ensures success because a project’s critical expectations are described and documented as business requirements in all phases of the project. Using Adaptive Growth’s approach for projects to evaluate, acquire, implement, upgrade or to develop an enterprise software system ensures the project’s success.
  3. The creation of a SOW is strategic to a project’s success. The creation of the SOW is the result of the work done using Adaptive Growth’s approach for how a business operates and works—business transaction by business transaction. The work using our approach is stored in IBM’s DOORS (Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System) database and when the work is completed DOORS publishes the SOW for that specific project.    
  4. The SOW is effectively embedded in the project contracts. “Effectively” means that the SOW becomes the basis for the delivered software and the implementation project plan, and is not viewed merely as contract boilerplate that will not guide the process of implementation.

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