Enfocus Solutions Inc. – Makers of Enfocus Requirements Suite™ – Provides Never-Before-Available Guidance for Stakeholder Engagement

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Leading methodology provides a guide for stakeholder understanding, participation, and satisfaction, improving processes for both business analysts and end users

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Solution teams and stakeholders can work together as one. They can get the insights and framework to optimally perform their roles. The result is a better solution and greater value, which are always the goal.

A comprehensive methodology that tells stakeholders how to successfully participate and collaborate to improve business processes, projects, and products is now available at http://www.EnfocusSolutions.com. The methodology is the basis of Requirements Excellence Framework™, the backbone of the leading new business analysis tool Enfocus Requirements Suite™.

Last week, Enfocus Solutions Inc. published the “Business Analysis Perspective,” which provides a conceptual overview of the methodology from the point-of-view of any individual performing business analysis activities. Today, Enfocus Solutions Inc. made available the “Stakeholder Perspective,” which provides much-needed guidance to stakeholders and solution team members who are responsible for stakeholder engagement.

The entire methodology underpins Requirements Excellence Framework™ and is fully automated using Enfocus Requirements Suite™.

Enfocus Solutions Inc. CEO John Parker said the new perspective addresses recurring themes that IT encounters when working with stakeholders:

  • Stakeholders often cannot articulate what they want
  • Stakeholders often do not know what they want
  • Stakeholders often think they know what they want until the project team delivers what they said they wanted

With the Stakeholder Perspective, business analysts can guide stakeholders in giving them the kind of information they need, and stakeholders can be better prepared to give them that information and meaningfully participate in the process.

“Simply, the methodology allows both business analysts and stakeholders to work together better and deliver better solutions,” said Parker.

Like the Business Analysis Perspective, the Stakeholder Perspective was developed by a multi-disciplinary team of project managers, business analysts, accountants, and IT leaders at Enfocus Solutions Inc.

Further, the Stakeholder Perspective goes beyond outlining standard stakeholder practices or a knowledgebase of business terms and processes. Instead, explained Parker, the perspective provides a step-by-step resource for working effectively with project and solution teams, including how to:

  • Participate in Project Activities
  • Understand the Business Problem and Proposed Solution
  • Support Organizational Change
  • Optimize Business Process and Workflow
  • Document Assumptions
  • Define Solution Needs
  • Define Transition Needs
  • Validate Requirements
  • Participate in Solution Evaluation and Acquisition Activities
  • Participate in Project Lifecycle Events

The Stakeholder Perspective also includes a wealth of appendixes to further illustrate effective stakeholder engagement. These extra resources include:

  • Stakeholder Rights and Responsibilities
  • 6 Results of Bad Collaboration on Requirements
  • 10 Keys for Business Process Improvement Projects
  • Business Rules Manifesto
  • Suggestions for Documenting Your Needs

By using the methodology described in both the “Business Analysis Perspective” and “Stakeholder Perspective”– and automating both with Enfocus Requirements Suite™ – enterprises can improve their business analysis across the board.

“Solution teams and stakeholders can work together as one,” said Parker. “They can get the insights and framework to optimally perform their roles. The result is a better solution and greater value, which are always the goal.”

The Stakeholder Perspective, the Business Analysis Perspective, and more information on Enfocus Requirements Suite™ are available at http://www.EnfocusSolutions.com. Enfocus Requirements Suite™ is the only requirements management tool that comes fully loaded with tools, training, and templates for better business analysis.

About Enfocus Solutions Inc.
Enfocus Solutions Inc. helps businesses spur innovation, save time, and cut costs by capturing, managing, and leveraging the requirements of their people, processes, and technology. Its flagship product, Enfocus Requirements Suite™, a Web-based tool, automates business analyses and requirements management best practices to enable successful enterprise IT project delivery. The tool is the only application available that permits and encourages stakeholders to directly contribute and collaborate with IT project teams. Enfocus Solutions Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

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