To specify the right requirements is critical in an IT deployment project in Manufacturing. The requirements determine the scope of the project, shape of the solution, the size of the business change, and maybe most importantly: the right requirements enable the shopfloor to really improve operations performance. Too few requirements, too many, too abstract, or too ambitious is not good.
To establish requirements, it is important to understand:
- How work is done on the shop floor in current operations.
- What are the shortcomings in current IT solutions.
- What the target objectives are.