I recently bought, read, thoroughly enjoyed and am now recommending Atul Gawande’s book, “The Checklist Manifesto“. In “the manifesto”, Gawande pulls examples from the medical field, construction, aviation and others to show how simple checklists, coupled with timely and effective […]
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
– Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)
Stanford Commencement Address, 2005
Think of requirements as inventory or as component materials in a storage bin with a shelf life and a carrying cost. Inventory isn’t free. You have to pay someone to produce (model and document) requirements. You need a supply of good, current (fresh) requirements to produce a quality product.
There is no perfect, fits-all template or set of documents which will be effective across all companies or even for all of a given company’s projects. The business analyst should work with internal and external stakeholders to determine which communicative tools will best serve for each project effort and model requirements accordingly.