3. Project Blastoff

in which we establish a solid foundation for the requirements, and ensure that the members of the project team all start rowing in the same direction

The Project Blastoff is a burst of activity to launch a requirements project. It assembles enough information to get your project off to a flying start and to ensure it is viable and well founded. A blastoff might last a few hours or several days—it all depends on the size of the project and the amount of uncertainty.

The blastoff (see Figure 3.1) identifies the work area the product is to become a part of, and determines the purpose the product is to fulfill. It also identifies the ...

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