Re: Business Requirements

Subject: Re: Business Requirements
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 11:12:47 -0700

Not having seen any of the material you're discussing I'm having
a hard time seeing the distinction between your "business
requirements" and "functional requirements." I don't think I've
ever worked on a product development in which what we called
"business requirements" were so large that there could have been
something that was only 1/12 of the total. Ours were basically
what market the product was going to sell to, what its basic
function was, what projected price range we thought we could
sell it in and what its cost to deliver would have to be in order
for it to make an acceptable profit to justify its development.
What am I missing?

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2007 9:31 AM
Subject: RE: Business Requirements

> I'm with the Architecture department. And, like you suggested, I included a
> fairly clean matrix that listed the business requirements at the top of the
> table, and the derived functional requirements at the bottom.
> The problem (see "convoluted" previously) is that the PMO gathered
> requirements and specs for one out of twelve facilities (user groups) and
> tried to pass these requirements off as all-encompassing. When I came on
> board I looked at all of the facilities and noted that the developers were
> going to start work with only 1/12th of the requirements. This is when the
> firestorm started. And, like a room full of kindergartners, the PMO stood
> up and said, "The Architecture team is dumb. We're not playing with you any
> more."
> On a personal level I have a difficult time with this. My brain wants to
> see the backwards traceability of the functional requirements to the
> business requirements, not FR to a project manager's whim.


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