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WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT FROM YOUR BUSINESS ANALYST? – Part 3

Preparation.  First, it helps if you are prepared.  You already understand the general need or issue that your business must address.  Establish your time constraints and budgetary limits; and be ready to discuss those with your business analyst.  If you are unsure of the size of the project, commission a smaller feasibility study or situation analysis to examine the general scope and solution parameters.  Draw up a contract that defines the work to be delivered, as well as the project parameters and constraints.  Also, compose a mutual nondisclosure agreement and sign it with your analyst.  Additionally, give your business analyst access to your staff members and their explicit cooperation.


REQUIREMENTS FOR BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS – Part 4

These business requirement requirements are controversial. There are several reasons, but they all boil down to time and money. The principal objection is that creating and publishing well-written requirements becomes too daunting a task when there are thousands of requirements to list. Careful decisions must be made up front with respect to requirements which reference other requirements, to requirements which are subordinate to or included within others, or to requirements which may even duplicate others.