As an aspiring entrepreneur, I often have to overcome many of my own weaknesses in areas where businesses would normally hire someone. One of these weaknesses is the requirements collecting and documenting phase of projects, better known as the requirements process. Like many people with great ideas, I often times find myself thinking to the end of the project when the project is a super success and fame and fortune are upon me (ok, not fame and fortune, but you get the picture). To state it differently, I often try to come up with solutions before fully addressing and understanding the problem. I end up taking the “create a product and find a customer for it” approach versus finding a customer with a problem and solving their problem.
I learned a little bit about the requirements process while I was an undergraduate student at North Carolina State University; however, the subject was not covered in great detail. Seeing how people have made careers of requirements gathering, I can imagine it being difficult to fit the entire subject into a single semester of any class.
If anybody with business analyst experience would like to join me at the ground level of a new company, please feel free to contact me. I welcome any and all serious inquiries. In the meantime, I am vigorously educating myself on the requirements process with the help of “Mastering the Requirements Process: Getting Requirements Right (3rd Edition)” by Suzanne Robertson and James Robertson.
Some friends of mine recently picked up “Mastery” by Robert Greene. Although I’m sure I told them about the book, I was told that I didn’t inform about the book and that I was hoarding information.
So to all who are reading this post, I suggest you pick up the book “Mastery.” In the book Greene debunks many of the myths and secrets of the very essence of “genius” by analyzing the live of geniuses both past and present including Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Leonard da Vinci. It may sound a bit esoteric, but trust me when I say you will enjoy the book.
If you are reading this, chances are you navigated your browser to www.justingorham.com. Fantastic! I welcome you. As you read this, I am in the process of completely revamping my website. In the mean time, I will be using this platform to keep everyone up to date on my latest projects as well as to share whatever I feel like sharing.
So stay tuned and, again, welcome!
I feel like my mind is trapped in in a cage trying to burst free but with no avail.
I’m up coding once again.