You know the scenario.  You sign up a client, have some initial discussions and are handed some high-level requirements for what it is the client wants you to lead or implement for them.  Now it’s time to meet with the end users and other subject matter experts (SMEs) to gain further insight into both the problem or issue that is to be resolved and what their actual needs are for the project.

And when you do this, the bottom drops out….

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