Who should write business requirements?

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You believe you need a system to solve all of your problems. Vendors should not write the business requirements. Why? They don’t know the business, like the business.

In a perfect world the business would first document their business requirements.  And, in a not so perfect world .. a software vendor will suggest that they develop them for you.  WRONG APPROACH.

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What’s the value of business requirements?

 Never underestimate the value of documenting business requirements. All too often I have seen projects which were clearly on the road to failure, even before they formally started.  Why?  Because they didn’t have fully defined and documented business requirements. Most people would say “But we understand the scope, and we’ve set a budget and timeline, … Read moreWhat’s the value of business requirements?

What Comes First Business Case or Requirements?

‘What comes first business case or requirements?’ I’ve heard this question asked a number of times.  My personal view is that it is very important to develop business requirements before or alongside business case development. The impact of business requirements on a business case Write a business case without requirements and it is unlikely to … Read moreWhat Comes First Business Case or Requirements?

5 tips for writing detailed business requirements

Detailed business requirements are as valuable as a well written business case. I say this because detailed business requirements provide clarity, just as a well written business case does.

What therefore does it take to create detailed business requirements?  Here are my top five tips:

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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.  You should have Business Requirements produced as one of the first documents in a project.  Consider that the business requirements … Read moreHow to Gather Business Requirements

How to capture detailed business requirements

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For successful project delivery, you need to capture detailed business requirements.  Here’s a How-To guide for doing that. Remember to start with high-level requirements. You’ll find information on that process in the post on “How to capture business requirements“. Capturing these requirements get you thinking about your business process and how it works or doesn’t … Read moreHow to capture detailed business requirements