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Requirements In Context – The Series

4 mins ' 142 Views

The primary objective of the Requirements In Context series is to help business analysts improve their elicitation and documentation of requirements. It does this by providing a clear distinction between high-level and detailed requirements and, for detailed requirements, offering...

2020-11-07

The Data Architect Role: All you need to know...

5 mins ' 698 Views

The data architect plays a critical role in today's enterprise.  Data, and large amounts of it, is more ubiquitous than ever especially in tech savvy organizations and all large enterprises.  They are charged with establishing, deploying, managing, and enforcing an...

2020-10-24

BizOps Manifesto

FEATURED 3 mins ' 178 Views

Have you heard of the BizOps Manifesto yet? If not, you better get on the bandwagon as the brightest minds in business and technology are getting behind it.   They are not just using BizOps in their businesses but they banded together to declare the BizOps Manifesto. ...

2020-10-19

Free Product Management Training from a Nonprofit Organization

3 mins ' 456 Views

Product Management abilities are some of the most in demand skills product and technology companies are looking for.  However, comprehensive and real-world training options are either very expensive or very hard to find.   The good news is that Advancing Women in Product...

2020-10-17

INCOSE - Managing Requirements for Design - Pamphlet

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This leaflet is part of a series intended as a brief introduction to the application of systems engineering approaches to infrastructure projects. It was developed by the International Council On Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Infrastructure Working Group in the interest of aiding industry.

2020-09-27

5-Point Strategy for Superior Warehouse Automation

5 mins ' 275 Views

In the wake of COVID-19, business analysts in the retail sector under pressure, more than ever, to find ways to splify, streamline, and automate all retail processes in order to sqeeze every ounce of savings.  Effective supply chain processes are critical to the survival of many retails and...

2020-09-26

The Confusion with COVID-19 Product Requirements

3 mins ' 397 Views

Who knew that hand sanitizer and bleach are going to be some of the most in-demand products in 2020?  With the advent of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the exponential increase in demand for PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) products, questions are raised about the effectiveness of...

2020-09-14

7 Great Tips for Documenting Product Requirements

8 mins ' 1917 Views

"It's your shot at selling stakeholders on your vision.  Don't waste it." Product requirements are all around us and, in an agile world, it can be everywhere in your organization.  The expansive Product Requirements Documents (PRDs) are long gone and replaced by...

2020-08-30

Requirements Management Software Can Keep Pace with Innovation

3 mins ' 603 Views

Can requirements management software make a difference even in non-software fields such as medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology?  Well, ifThere are innovative companies in this space that are not only transforming the devices and systems they build, but also the technology...

2020-08-08

Packaging Requirements... do they matter?

5 mins ' 901 Views

You and your team have worked so hard making sure you understand your customer's needs, the market opportunities, or the problems you're trying to solve.  Then you spent countless hours developing, testing, and marketing your new product. Only to find out that nobody wants...

2020-07-06

Software Prototyping instead of Requirements Gathering?

4 mins ' 1695 Views 1 Comments

Are requirements gathering practices a thing of the past?  How can teams deliver software that meet the expectations of the customer without clearly documenting requirements? In this article,  Meredith Aourtemanche, executive aeditor at Tech Target, argues that a focus on hands-on,...

2020-06-28

User Interface and Report Business Needs

10 mins ' 1723 Views 1 Comments

Part 6 of Dan Tasker’s Requirements in Context series discusses detailed business needs for a user interface (UI) or report, and capturing those needs as detailed requirements in a spreadsheet-based template for user interface.

2020-06-12

High-Level Requirement DOs and DON’Ts

10 mins ' 1601 Views

Part 4 of Dan Tasker’s Requirements in Context series provides guidelines for what a business analyst should and shouldn’t include in a high-level requirement (HLR). It begins by comparing a formal HLR ‘shall’ statement to a user story. What is similar about them is that...

2020-06-12

Skills for Requirements Elicitation

4 mins ' 1729 Views

Requirements elicitation is one of three main disciplines of Requirements Engineering, complemented by requirements modeling and requirements management. A key success factor for professional Requirements Engineering - and especially for requirements elicitation - are good soft skills. During...

2020-05-16

Scope-based High-Level Requirements

8 mins ' 1973 Views

Part 3 of Dan Tasker’s Requirements in Context series continues to look at high-level requirements, narrowing the context to that of a project charted to deliver an IT-bases solution. It discusses how scope statements that identify functional capabilities are a good source of HLRs.

2020-04-13
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