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One Note About Organizing Your Thoughts… for Business Analysts

One of the challenges we encounter when creating software requirements is that of sifting through significant amounts of information while ensuring that we have sufficiently “covered all the bases”.  This can be especially daunting as we transition from defining the “why” (Business Objectives) to defining the “what” (Business or Functional …

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Don’t do Requirements Traceability

Number 7 in the series, “How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot: 7 ways to do software requirements poorly to set your project up for failure and what to do instead.” Short-change Time Spent on Software Requirements or Don’t do Them at All Don’t Listen to Your Customer’s Needs Don’t …

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BRD vs. Functional Requirements

Business requirements vs Functional requirements We often get the question asking “what is the difference between business requirements and functional requirements?” In prior posts I have discussed that these distinctions are actually artificial and are artifacts of an organization structure that requires people in “the business” to produce a “business …

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Gathering Requirements for Migration Projects (Part 2)

On Tuesday I began an overview of the processes behind gathering requirements for a migration project and how these activities differ from a system with new functionality. I began by talking about scope, understanding business needs and working with end users. Although these activities have a lot in common with …

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