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Recode or Recycle?

Refactor instead @Marv Mills gave good advice on what not to do - complete rewriting. Here is what I suggest you can do - refactoring. You said you are already working on bug fixes. Whenever you ...
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Value Adding VS Non Value Adding - Technique to identify.

If you reduce or remove a non value adding activity the overall outcome won't change, but the process time will be reduced. Often the non value adding activities take some time, but they can be caused ...
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First step in analyzing the problem and coming up with the solution

Ignoring the substantive issue you're facing and focusing on the process of problem resolution, the general flow looks something like this: Clearly articulated problem statement: seems like you have ...
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Recode or Recycle?

The best way to make a case for a project is using a cost benefit analysis. Work out how much something will cost the company. Work out how much benefit (usually in financial terms) the company will ...
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What should be cover in Functional and Non-Functional requirements for a network project?

Functional Requirements Describes what the system should do or be capable of doing Typically if functional requirements are not met, then the system will not work (at least not in its entirety) The ...
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Big Bang vs Phased Implementation - Impact on Time and Cost

In my experience it's a horses for courses type of a situation . In case of some projects the Big Bang approach works brilliantly while in some other projects I would settle for the Phased ...
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The SWOT analysis is applied to the company or to every decision alternative?

SWOT Establishes a Business Case, Not Comparative Value In general, (S)trengths and (W)eaknesses in a SWOT diagram are about the company itself, while (O)pportunities and (T)hreats are usually about ...
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First step in analyzing the problem and coming up with the solution

I would start with getting a clear overview of the constraints on the possible solutions. And with constraints I mean the limitations that are not within your (or the business owner's) power to change....
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How to order large amount of business requirements properly?

There is a bunch of techniques to prioritize your backlog. Scoring models (value vs effort, value vs complexity, RICE etc), KANO, MoSCoW, adoption of Delphi method (Buy a feature, Cost of delay), ...
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What is the report called that tells you whether a business venture is worth pursuing?

I think you mean a Business Feasibility Plan.
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What should be Assumption for a network project?

"Assumptions" are a subtle concept. I would suggest that you consider all the factors that might affect your project's success if you can manage the factor (if it fits into one of the PMBOK ...
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What should be cover in Functional and Non-Functional requirements for a network project?

warning - this is a poor answer This is a non-trivial question. I've spent many hours pondering this question and I've come to the conclusion that the question is not simple. Reasoning by example is ...
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How to approach this: Percentage change in one KPI leading to change in other KPIs?

Regressions look at the relationships between variables. For any dependent variable “Y”, what set of independent variables “Xs“ contributes to the variation Y. From your explanation, it has broken ...
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How to approach this: Percentage change in one KPI leading to change in other KPIs?

Most KPIs, if not all, are related in some way to other KPIs. What you would have to establish, which is likely impossible, is that one KPI is necessary and sufficient to move another KPI in a very ...
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Business Case - Strategic Alignment

I would align the project with the strategic plan of the customer. In order for a project to be perceived as useful and valuable, the project has to deliver something that advances the strategic aims ...
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Objectives? and Benefits? Separate questions on a Business Case form I need to fill in

Benefits can also be objective and measurable, ie, SMART. I look at the difference between the two from a business case perspective is that the objective is your independent variable and benefit is ...
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How to show potential benefits of suggested solution?

How does your sponsor want value measured? Your question indicates that the driver for your project was to measure (and presumably reduce) call duration. That would seem to be the likely first metric....
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What should be Assumption for a network project?

There are probably a number of assumptions that are fairly generic and apply to most projects, then there are other assumptions that relate specifically to your project. Generic assumptions will be ...
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First step in analyzing the problem and coming up with the solution

One restaurant I know came up with a daily changing menu for a minimum price that they could deliver to the elderly within their area. Became very popular, and of course, they did not just focus on ...
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How to communicate technical obstacles?

It isn't clear to me whether or not there is an issue. If you need the DB upgraded before other work can complete you have a net ~6 week overage in your schedule (~12 weeks remaining minus 10 weeks ...
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How to identify risks in a given case study?

1. "But I am not able to identify the risk in above case study" Some potential risks: Not enough people are interested The wrong type of people join; not experienced/rich/influential enough People ...
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The SWOT analysis is applied to the company or to every decision alternative?

An investment alternative or project alternative itself does not have strengths and weaknesses per se. What it produces as an outcome would have strengths and weaknesses. From an evaluation ...
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What is the best way to link the Business Cases to the user stories in Scrum?

Alignment Maps could be used to link user stories to business cases: Alignment maps are organizational information radiators that help visualize the alignment of ongoing work with business ...
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What questions to ask and how to create spec based on provided information

As noted in the comments you are really looking for the approach and thought processes of your candidate. Essentially you are looking for quality analysis (you are hiring a business analyst) and ...
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Determining Use Cases from Statement

Use cases are a mechanism to describe how a user (technically anyoune outside the system) interact with the system you are making to achieve a certain goal. Use cases typically contain a sequence of ...
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