Three Queries for Projects
The vision answers the "why" questions: Why is this important to my company? Why do we need technology XYZ?
Next is the functional portion of the pyramid. This is where all the "what" questions are answered: What are we trying to do? What will this technology do for productivity? What will it mean for finances? What can we expect from the solution?
Finally, down where all the Pharaohs hang out at the bottom of the pyramid, is where operations take place. That's you, me, and King Tut. Through the operations layer, we answer the "how" questions. Specifically, we answer how our solution supports the layers of the pyramid above us: the "what" and "why" values assigned by the Executives and Functional Managers. Our solutions must be a foundation to their vision and concerns.