Construction Analogy

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This model compares the very similar steps in building a home and constructing a new system.

Building a New House Constructing a New System
Customer Defines Wants & Needs Requirements Elicitation Process
Establish Price, Schedule, Quality. Define Risks. Same.
Create Detailed Architect Drawings. Create Detailed Design Drawings.
Select subcontractors and schedule them. Assemble an appropriate team.
Construct the house. Build the system. Convert data.
Owner, GC, architect, building inspections QA, static reviews, tests, stage gate sign-offs.
Approve occupancy readiness. Go-Live readiness? UAT/performance tests
Final inspection. Support homeowner problems. BPR, train, support maintenance/settling period.