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Let us remember, in this section, we are still talking about the management of quality. So, if the project was operated using this Toolkit, would business users come up with weird and wonderful requirements. Well, yes, of course they can. This might be exactly what you want. However it might be exactly what is not wanted on the project and very soon, probably in the requirements workshop itself, the swell of opposition to the suggestions will be evident.

Using the Toolkit, you derive high-level requirements and the acceptance criteria for each requirement. So, you might say, you want a content management system that can handle 200K products and 20K changes to products per day. These are quantifiable acceptance criteria which define the level of quality you expect in your content management system.

You, as the business user, will be invited to weekly demonstrations of your new content management system. You will see, with your own eyes, the features and functions that have been developed and you will be given the opportunity to propose the features and functions to be developed next. Every day you attend a Daily Forum, where you hear any issues or challenges concerning your content management system. You will be given the opportunity to state what activities you have performed towards it. You will be given the opportunity to raise any issues surrounding it.

You know within which shipments, and therefore which shipment date, your content management system will arrive. You know when its development is complete. You know when it is testing commences. You know when you have to provide business people to attend assessments and any demonstrations to view it and approve it.

This certainty removes the waste we discussed earlier and concentrates development effort on the important deliverables and it provides the robust basis on which to manage costs.
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