Enfocus Solutions Provides Resource on How to Write Strong Requirements

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Business Analysis Solution Architect Tells How to Develop Robust Requirements That Ensure Successful Project Outcomes

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Free resource for all individuals involved with developing requirements, whether they are writing them for the first time or for the thousandth time.

To address the challenges that can be directly attributed to poor business requirements, Enfocus Solutions is sharing a 23-page resource on how to ensure project requirements convey the appropriate information to software design teams.

Enfocus Solutions Chief Visionary Officer John Parker said this type of guidance is vital to business analysis, considering the results of recent studies showing:

  •     30% of all IT projects are ultimately cancelled
  •     Over 50% of all projects fail due to overrunning costs, late deliveries, and functionality deficiency
  •     Almost 40% of necessary features and functions are not delivered

In “Writing Strong Requirements,” Enfocus Solutions experts explain that one of the major causes of software project frustration is the tendency for project teams to slight the process of requirements development and management. This lack of focus on requirements often results in lack of user input, incomplete requirements, and undocumented changing requirements.

To meet this challenge, the Enfocus Solutions resource provides step-by-step instructions, guidelines, and tips for business analysts and all individuals involved with developing requirements, whether they are writing them for the first time or for the thousandth time.

Sections include:

  •     The definition of requirements, including business, user, solution, and transition requirements
  •     The difference between requirements and their attributes
  •     How to identify stakeholders and elicit stakeholder needs
  •     How to develop and organize requirements
  •     How to check requirements to ensure they are accurate, atomic, complete, modifiable, practical and prioritized traceable unambiguous, valuable and verifiable

Using the guide, businesses can ensure their requirements are well-written and complete. “Good requirements are proven to provide organizations with lower costs, higher project success rates, faster time-to-market, and higher user satisfaction,” said Parker.

Writing Strong Requirements” and more resources like this are available inside the Enfocus Solutions’ software, Enfocus Requirements Suite™. This hosted business analysis solution backs requirements management automation with a proven framework for business analysis and a knowledgebase of tools, practice guides, resources, and training courses. With Enfocus Requirements Suite™, users, stakeholders, business analysts, and IT resources can work together to define, prioritize, and manage requirements addressing strategy, people, processes, and technology.

About Enfocus Requirements Suite™
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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