As the complexity and scope of an IT project grows, it is often possible to split the project into smaller parts based on the structure of the solution that needs to be developed. Once the allocation has been completed, subsystems must be identified which should be distributed and developed by the work teams. One problem with the distribution that many projects encounter is that it can be difficult to implement the division of the smaller parts due to the reason that subsystems usually is based on technical parts.
In order to manage the vision in complex systems, one must constantly manage the vision of the project. It can be done in several ways, below we list 4 useful tips that can help you achieve it.
- Coordination - There must be sufficient coordination so that the risk of what the respective work teams develop does not become inconsistent.
- Overview - Prior to the division of different responsibilities, an overall design of the entire system needs to be done from the user's perspective. Everyone who participates in the design process needs to have the same goal and idea of the vision and the big picture.
- Collaboration - There must be continuous collaboration around the solution as it will constantly develop and influence the vision of the project during its lifetime.
- Documentation - The most common way of doing it today is to write different types of documents containing project-specific design rules, specifications or other types of descriptions. There are obvious benefits to documenting the work. The main disadvantage, on the other hand, is that it has been proven time and again that even colleagues working on the same project find it difficult to interpret abstract concepts as visions in a clear way.