re: Business Requirements

Subject: re: Business Requirements
From: "Sean Hower" <hokumhome -at- freehomepage -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 07:34:03 -0700

> James Barrow asked:
> At the moment I'm putting together a brief memo that details the
> importance of establishing business requirements before starting the A2 project,
> and establishing at least some business requirements for the legacy app.
> Do you agree? Disagree? Why?

I totally agree that you need business requirements on your A2 project. Not so sure about the legacy app unless you plan on doing some new development for it.

You're not developing the A2 project in a vacuum. If it's a product that other people are supposed to use--other than the people who are coding it--you need to understand the who, what, when, where, and why of their activities. Understanding this brings you closer to developing something that will meet their needs. Without that, you're just taking shots in the dark. There's a place for business analysis even in agile development environments.

These wikipedia articles provide some good points to start with.

If you don't like the idea of Wikipedia, then go straight to the source:

Sean Hower - communications specialist

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