Discover all the Requirements

Requirements elicitation is a core business analyst competency to ensure that organizations focus on solving the right problems and finding the best possible solutions.

The Forgotten Art of Document Analysis: 8 Documents That Can Help You Ask All the Right Questions

Elicitation can be a tricky activity.  Often when needing to understand the requirements for a particular project, the temptation is to jump straight into facilitating a requirements workshop or holding stakeholder interviews.  The challenge, of …

The Forgotten Art of Document Analysis: 8 Documents That Can Help You Ask All the Right Questions

How I Take Meeting Notes and Facilitate the Discussion Without Driving Myself Crazy

In many organizations, the leader of the meeting must fill multiple roles. You probably created the agenda, are guiding the discussion, and also responsible for taking the notes. Over the years I’ve developed some habits …

How I Take Meeting Notes and Facilitate the Discussion Without Driving Myself Crazy

Using Wireframes or Prototypes to Elicit, Analyze, and Validate Software Requirements

We’ve all heard that a “picture is worth a thousand words”. It’s absolutely true when it comes to building good software requirements. In the case of building a software application, even the most rudimentary prototypes …

Using Wireframes or Prototypes to Elicit, Analyze, and Validate Software Requirements

Making it Work Between Business and IT: Why and How to Reach Across Boundaries to Dissipate Potential Attitude Issues

As long as customers have been seeking solutions from the computing industry, there has existed a barrier between those who need a technological solution and those who provide one. That barrier has morphed from basic …

Making it Work Between Business and IT: Why and How to Reach Across Boundaries to Dissipate Potential Attitude Issues

How to Get Meaningful Sign-Off on Requirements Without a Walk-Through

While requirements walk-throughs can be a useful technique to get sign-off on requirements, they are not always appropriate. Before exploring some alternative approaches, let’s take a step back and think about what problem we’re trying to solve …

How to Get Meaningful Sign-Off on Requirements Without a Walk-Through

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