Requirements quality is tangible. It is possible to look at the specific characteristics of requirements documentation and determine if it is sufficiently clear, accurate and complete to lead to a successful project. Since flawed requirements trigger about 70% of all project failures,1 this paper will present some hard and fast rules for looking at requirements documents, in any format, and being able to determine if they are reasonably well constructed. It will outline the key points to look for in a requirements document, and why this can save a company hundreds of thousands of dollars. Finally, it will offer five straightforward questions to address when evaluating requirements quality. The paper is not intended to be a full audit of requirements, but rather act as a guide and checklist for evaluation.
When White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad recast its business model, revenues gained speed, but the cumbersome UNIX system labored through long lines of customers, discouraged timely reporting, and imprisoned data behind arcane rules and menus. Find out what WP&YR did to help increase sales 13 percent, clear out slow-moving items, save steps and stoke the profit engine.
A powerful signal integrity analysis tool must be flexibility, easy to use and integrated into an existing EDA framework and design flow. In addition, it is important for the tool to be accurate enough. This report reviews a validation study for the Mentor Graphics HyperLynx 8.0 PI tool to establish confidence in using it for power integrity analysis.
For advanced signaling over high-loss channels, designs today are using equalization and several new measurement methods to evaluate the performance of the link. Both simulation and measurement tools support equalization and the new measurement methods, but correlation of results throughout the design flow is unclear. In this paper a high performance equalizing serial data link is measured and the performance is compared to that predicted by simulation. Then, the differences between simulation and measurements are discussed as well as methods to correlate the two.
Learn how to use marketing automation tools to streamline your process and push leads quickly through the pipeline without increasing your spend. Marketing automation suites offer an integrated option for generating and managing leads with landing page and email marketing tools, automated scoring and grading, drip nurturing emails, micro-level analytics and anonymous visitor identification.
Unlike rules-based systems, which are fairly easy for fraudsters to test and circumvent, machine learning adapts to changing behaviors in a population through automated model building. With every iteration, the algorithms get smarter and more accurately find activities that represent risk to the firm.
Technology advances are changing the way employees work, consumers buy, and enterprises conduct business. Old methods for marketing products are taking a back seat to online distribution, and mobile devices are ubiquitous access points to the Internet. The resulting environment is ripe for the creation and distribution of new software for handling a constantly expanding array of functions. When there is an app for everything, organizations have no choice but to adapt or risk getting left behind as markets enter the era of the Web application programming interface (API).
Today, the internet has changed the way buyers discover solutions. More people are meeting and researching vendors online than ever before. Your ideal customers are reading blog posts and articles, checking Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles, and forming opinions based on what you say and share online. Before they call to get to know your company better, they turn to Google for answers and information. If a competing vendor appears smarter, more interesting, or more reliable than you, your buyers will reach out to them first.
These online engagements have changed the rules of buyer/brand communications. So how can you and your company form meaningful relationships with buyers who are getting to know you long before they’ve been introduced?
Beyond the basics in a next generation firewall, to protect your investment you should demand other valuable features: intrusion prevention, contextual rules, advanced evasion analytics, secured access control, and high availability.
To be successful, sometimes you need to be pointed in the right direction. That’s where our cheat sheet comes in. It answers your burning questions – like these:
- Why do sales reps need social selling?
- What are the ground rules for social selling?
- How do you set up your social profiles to attract buyers?
- How do you write tweets and LinkedIn updates that will spark engagement?
- How do you find your buyers on social networks?
Safety certification for avionics hardware and software is an expensive, complicated process, but absolutely necessary to ensure safe skies for commercial aircraft passengers and military jets flying in the national airspace. Now unmanned aircraft flight critical electronics will also have to meet these same safety requirements as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) starts to open up the national airspace to unmanned aerial systems (UASs). While the rules are still being drawn up, embedded software and hardware designers are already looking at ways for UAS platform integrators to solve certification challenges and manage the process of compliance with safety certification standards such as DO-178B & C. This webcast of industry experts will discuss how to enable safety certification of UAS platforms through efficient and cost-effective solutions.
In this white paper, learn how top performing organizations approach digital engagement to maximize success, how to avoid pitfalls and lessons learned by top performers in 2012 and critical strategies that should be incorporated into your 2013 plan.
Different types of businesses will have different use cases for Social Business. In this whitepaper, we cover four different use cases at four very different types of businesses. But in each instance, the company's IT staff followed some key rules to minimize chances of failure and make it easier to convince employees and managers alike to dive into an enterprise social environment.
As today’s global marketplace becomes more sophisticated, the number and complexity of mission-critical financial transactions that companies conduct on a day-to-day basis continues to grow exponentially. Even small and mid-sized businesses are plagued by a rapidly increasing volume of financial processes that are highly
intricate and multi-faceted. These activities, while important, are administrative in nature and often distract staff from more strategic planning initiatives that directly impact company prosperity and growth. Additionally, as legislative pressures continue to grow, and the rules imposed by Sarbanes Oxley, BASEL II, and other regulations become more stringent, businesses need to find better ways to ensure compliance by effectively logging, tracking, auditing, and reporting their financial data.
Professional Services Automation Software: What’s the Value for Your Business? Why Professional Services Automation Software? Your service business is highly competitive,regulated, and fast. Your project teams operate in multiple time zones and currencies. You have to deal with complex revenue recognition and cost accounting rules while at the same time meeting lofty utilization targets. You need dependable utilization and demand forecasts so you can staff and train your teams accordingly. At the same time, you have to deal with multiple billing scenarios since your projects range from fixed bid, milestone driven, or time and material. Not to mention keeping a good handle on your resource pool, both full time staff, part timers, and your consultants, the skills they have acquired, their experience, general interests and preferences, and availability.
With so many provisions and rules involved in the Affordable Care Act, it’s easy to get confused about what takes effect when. This timeline covers from 2010 through 2018 in a clear, 1-page layout. It also indicates what provisions apply to all plans and those which apply only to non-grandfathered plans.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 21, 2014
As cyber attacks grow more sophisticated, many organizations are investing more into incident detection and response capabilities. Event monitoring and correlation technologies and security operations are often tied to incident handling responsibilities, but the number of attack variations is staggering, and many organizations are struggling to develop incident detection and response processes that work for different situations.
In this webcast, we'll outline the most common types of events and indicators of compromise (IOCs) that naturally feed intelligent correlation rules, and walk through a number of different incident types based on these. We'll also outline the differences in response strategies that make the most sense depending on what types of incidents may be occurring. By building a smarter incident response playbook, you'll be better equipped to detect and respond more effectively in a number of scenarios.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Aug 17, 2016
In 2015, the speed and complexity of business continues to increase, with business leaders struggling to keep pace with the ever-changing demands of the market. Innovation rules the day: newer, more advance products, and shorter development timelines, mean that enterprises, in general, and procurement teams in particular, need to be agile.
Published By: Unitrends
Published Date: Jan 05, 2017
The rules for backup and recovery have changed to meet the challenges of today’s digital world. It’s time to transform your approach to business continuity in order to keep your business moving – no matter what.
Big data and cloud data are still hurling outward from the “big bang.” As the dust settles, competing forces are emerging to launch the next round of database wars—the ones that will set new rules for connectivity. Progress® DataDirect Cloud™ is well positioned to help organizations establish data control amid the chaos. How? Information workers at all levels require easy access to multiple data sources. With a premium cloud based connectivity service, they can count on a single, standardized protocol to inform their most business critical applications.
Set your email marketing success in motion with triggered messages. From a customized welcome series to reengagement messages, learn how to identify triggered message opportunities and define business rules. Explore these key concepts and best practices to create or enhance your automated campaigns today.
What every business must know about the new tangible property regulations – the most dramatic changes in tax law since the overhaul of the Internal Revenue Code. Learn about the complex rules and the related tasks so that you can ensure compliance.
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