Many projects are started without a clear specification. There may be clear objectives in place, but often some of the detail about what is really required (or needed for that matter) may not be present. In our experience of projects - getting the right level of detail into a specification regarding a system can be extremely difficult.
If you look at the results you have been receiving over the past few years, how many of the results that have fallen below expectation have been related to a poor specification?
The amount of time that is spent trying to rectify a project can be very large. A concise and specific specification can allow projects to complete in less time with lower costs, if a little more time is spent upfront with the design of the specification and the planning.
Is it worth another look?
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