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Dan Tasker

The author of two books and numerous articles, Dan recently retired after working and consulting in the IT industry for the past 48 years. He spent the first 10 years working as a developer (called ‘programmer’ back then) in the United States and Canada. This was followed by two years teaching computer programming, database design, and data modelling. The remainder of his career was spent as a business analyst, in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. He continues to be passionate about quality requirements and helping business analysts produce them. He can be contacted at dantaskernz@gmail.com.

Dan Tasker

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User Interface and Report Business Needs

Articles and Posts 10 mins ' 1627 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

Articles and Posts 10 mins ' 1493 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

Scope-based High-Level Requirements

Articles and Posts 8 mins ' 1908 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

Requirements Within an Organization’s Functional Context

Articles and Posts 4 mins ' 1614 Views

Having established “Business Information Systems” as the context for his series of articles on requirements, Dan Tasker introduces a three-level generic functional model applicable to any organization. The highest level, considered to be “… a view from 10,000...

2020-01-20

Context is Everything... When It Comes to Requirements

Articles and Posts 4 mins ' 2180 Views 1 Comments

"Context is everything"... at least when it comes to requirements. Regardless of the software development methodology used, the need to deal with requirements is real.  Whether they are called user stories, features, capabilities, use cases, or any other name - understanding,...

2019-12-02

Keeping High-Level Requirements High-Level

Articles and Posts 5 mins ' 1626 Views

The objective of this article is to provide business analysts with guidelines for distinguishing between high-level requirements (HLRs) and detail requirements (in IIBA® BABOK® V3 terms – Stakeholder requirements and Solution requirements respectively).

2019-12-08


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