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Telling a Story Through Your Requirements, Part II

In my previous post, I talked about how business analysts and product managers who are putting together requirements documentation can and should think of themselves as storytellers. By thinking of a Business Requirements Document (BRD) or a System Requirements Specification (SRS) as a narrative, with a beginning, middle and end, …

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Find Missing Requirements with the Feature Tree

I provided some business analysis training a while ago, and recently caught up with one of the attendees of the training; a lovely lady whom, for the purposes of this post, we’ll call Pat. I was inquiring how things were going and whether or not she was able to incorporate …

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An Exercise in Documenting Current State: Reddit and the BDD

Introduction “Let’s be honest; someone knows how all this stuff works, right?” This is a phrase that may come up in many, many projects in several different SDLC atmospheres. Companies, over years and years of IT innovation, restructure, re-programming, retrofits, etc., contain a cobweb of functionality and features of many …

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