Needs and Requirements: Watching out for Mistakes
How does a business analysis process put together requirements with more accuracy and less mistakes? Gathering the requirements from stakeholders is a difficult operation, not to mention putting the information down and making sure the content accurately reflects intent. Large and small projects for both large and small organizations have challenges; however, there are a number of ways to keep them down to a minimum.
Performing Strong Stakeholder Analysis
On many occasions, resources get assigned to projects at a very early stage. This creates conditions where an undefined process can be made by project teams without having a firm understanding of what is actually wanted and needed.
Rather than have efforts begin impatiently and with incomplete directions, a business analyst instead needs to engage stakeholders to perform a full analysis. Admittedly, some stakeholders may be overlooked during the course of a project as additional business components are identified, thereby creating potential informational rifts if their input is not solicited in a timely manner. In these situations, the business analyst needs to be actively engaged and aware of changes while verifying throughout the project timeframe that new ideas or one-offs don’t get added in a mad-dash scramble.
Being Business Driven
It’s easy to construct requirements from a technical perspective and
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