Prof.dr.ing. Hans Mulder MSc BA is Standish European research director and professor at the Antwerp Management School. As the founder of his own company, Venture Informatisering Adviesgroep, he is on the management and executive boards of various IT companies. He is regularly engaged as an IT expert when conflicts between companies need to be resolved in or out of court.
Hans Mulder suggests you balance your project requirements by risk
Hans Mulder suggests you balance so requirements do not get over weighted in one area.
Hans says you should clearly convey the cost for maintenance of programs to the decision-makers for projects.
Hans suggest you use a design debt approach.
Hans Mulder suggests focus on strategic goals in general.
Hans Mulder suggests that managing expectations is crucial.
Hans Mulder suggests deliver more is done when expectations are kept low.
Hans Mulder suggests you should consider the risk of each requirement.
Hans Mulder suggests over promising is the last thing one should do when trying to optimize scope.
Hans Mulder suggests that it is important to foster the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with ownership of a project.
Hans Mulder suggests that preparation: is a key in establishing ownership.
Hans Mulder suggests you rank the complexity
Hans Mulder suggests you rank which means a position in the hierarchy or to put in order of importance.
Hans Mulder suggests you rate, which means to quantify a function, program or project based on a standard.
Hans Mulder suggests you rate complexity.
Hans Mulder suggests that responsibility is making everyone accountable for their area of tasks and expertise.
Hans Mulder suggests that roles of each member must be known to each other.
The Standish Group suggests you read Café CHAOS blog post: Small projects: Like Riding a Bicycle by Hans Mulder & Jim Johnson.
Hans Mulder suggests it is essential to creating and maintaining expectations with speedy and constant news.
Hans suggests you think of design debt as a ticking time bomb.
Hans Mulder suggests the use of anti-plagiarism software to detect intellectual property misuse or theft.
Hans Mulder suggests you make users your best friend.
Hans Mulder suggests you do not make users your worst enemy.