||It is a known fact that companies who see business
requirements as simply a 'necessary evil' or just another 'document
of some kind', will continue to fail. Research has shown companies
which are committed to achieving excellence in business requirements
definition and documentation as an integral part of the SDLC will
be consistently, predictably successful.
Senior executives in all spheres of business and government are
continuously confronted with the reality that most major IT software
projects – especially, those earmarked to deliver significant operational
improvements – come in late, over budget, and often, with less functionality
than was originally expected. Ironically there are some projects
that deliver exactly what was expected and do come in on time, on
budget, and to the quality standard set at the beginning of the
So what differentiates the rare successes from the all-too-common
failures ? What role do business analysts with their business requirements
definition play in securing success of a project?
This leads to the question that touches the bottom line, “What is
the cost to the business of requirements failure – or alternatively
– the benefit of requirements excellence”?
xBML™ from BusinessGenetics® provides a workmethod and toolset
that delivers well documented, sound and a tested set of methods,
practices and rules used to collect and analyse information for
your business requirements.