Organizations launch projects with the assumption that the new or improved solution will provide worthwhile benefits for stakeholders and a suitable return on investment. By understanding your business requirements you ensure that your teams actually deliver those benefits. Keeping user and functional requirements aligned with the business requirements is a key to successful solution delivery.
Joy Beatty is a VP at Seilevel, a BA consulting company that redefines the way people create software requirements. Joy has provided mentoring and training to thousands of business analysts and is CBAP® certified. She is on the IIBA® team developing version 3 of the BABOK®. She writes about requirements methodologies in journals, white papers, and blogs.
- Define clear business objectives and corresponding success metrics
- Craft a focused vision statement
- Specify other elements of the business requirement