Perhaps you’ve seen a sign at an auto repair shop that asked, “What do you want: good, fast, or cheap? Pick two.” While humorous, the sign is also...
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NFR – Cannot be forgotten technique often forgotten

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First of all, any operating system or solution contains two types of requirements: functional and non-functional. The solution works as a clock, which requires each gear within the solution to be properly functioning. Based on the theory of constraints, any process throughput can only be improved when the constraint or bottleneck is resolved.
Therefore, no matter how fast the train can run and how many passengers it can carry in one trip (the functional requirements), as long as the NFRs are not met, the performance of the solution (subway system) can only be as good as the non-functional requirements...

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Rethinking the Triple Constraint: Five Project Dimensions

Data Modeling for Business Analysts

Perhaps you’ve seen a sign at an auto repair shop that asked, “What do you want: good, fast, or cheap? Pick two.” While humorous, the sign is also wise: it acknowledges the reality of trade-offs. You generally cannot optimize every desired outcome of a given situation.  The notion of such a “triple constraint” or “iron triangle” appears throughout project management. The problem is that I have seen numerous representations of the triangle with various parameters on the triangle’s vertices—size, cost, time, or scope—and various assumptions made about what is being held constant, such as quality or functionality...

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An Intro to AI & ML

This article is written for the reader who would like a basic understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its subset – Machine Learning. The author also introduces Deep Learning, which is an evolutionary step of machine learning. Keeping the article at a high-level, the author provides the novice examples of AI applications and references for detail reading. The author’s goal is to give the reader an awareness of the subject and spur interest without getting knee deep into the math and intricacies of programming code.

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