How to gather business requirements

Do you understand how to gather business requirements or the need to?

A Business Requirements Specification (BRS) or Business Requirements Document (BRD) is a key document that should form part of any project document suite.  It is actually one of the first documents that should be produced.  Possibly after the Business Case to get the project started, but certainly before any work actually starts on the project.

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Why to stop a project before it gets started?

Why would you stop a project before it even got started?  Because the business benefits don’t stack up.

There has to be a good reason why time, money and resources are spent on changing something.  That good reason is the business benefits that are going to be gained from making the change.

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What is change management?

What is change management?

Change management is one of those terms that most people know very little about.  Some people would tell you there is some framework, others would be able to tell you about the steps involved from the famous text by Kotter on managing change, but my instinct from working with project managers and the business alike is that they don’t really understand it.

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