RE: Business Requirements

Subject: RE: Business Requirements
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 10:11:55 -0700 (PDT)

> >I don't consider Busness Requirements (BR) as important as
> Functional
> >Requirements (FS), except to write the FS, and if whoever is
> writing the FS
>
> Doesn't this depend on the audience? Developers really don't care
> about
> 'why' an application needs to be developed. Maybe thorough

And I don't either. By the time I'm involved, it has been decided
that there is a need for the application. At that point, I wan to
start being involved. I want to be at the meetings before coding has
started, while they are figuring out what features to code. However,
I don't say much at those meetings, not yet. At this point, I'm just
a chicken...I'm just there to get a feeling on the scope...how much
resources will I need and how big an effort is this, because I'm
doing my own planning for the parts coming where I'm the pig.?

> Business units (stakeholders), on the other hand, want to
> see this same information one level higher. They don't want
> to read how the A2 app does what it does, they want to know
> why they've invested their resources in the

They're big boys and they've done this before...lt them figure that
out..they don't need my help.

> The functional requirement of this would be "The A1 system will
> provide FTP functionality..."

Not the functional specs that I'll accept and sign off on. The FS
that I'll accept will say how our application performs FTP. Through a
CLI? Through a GUI? Security and credentials? What get's FTP'd? etc.

I may not care too much about BRs, but I'm a prick when it comes to
what I'll accept in an FS from which I need to work if I'm not
writing it..

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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RE: Business Requirements: From: James Barrow

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