Defining Requirements

In any business decision-making process, there are costs and benefits. As with yin and yang, they must compliment one another. If one outweighs the other, and costs outweigh benefits, then everything becomes unbalanced; the decision to buy, or not to buy, becomes self-evident.

Requirements can come from several different levels of an organization. When considering an operating system such as Windows 2000, most requirements typically come from the IS department. Business requirements are most often the driving factor behind the implementation of applications. However, Windows 2000 and Active Directory have functionality that reaches out past the IS department and into the front office. Therefore, defining requirements ...

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