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Business Requirements

Business requirements in IT refer to the business’s high-level needs, objectives, and expectations for a technology solution. They articulate what the business needs from an IT system rather than how it will achieve them.

Business requirements in IT play a pivotal role in ensuring that technology projects align with business objectives and deliver value.

Proper attention to defining, documenting, and managing them can make the difference between the success and failure of IT initiatives. Benefits include:

  • Clear Direction: They provide a clear understanding of what the business needs, reducing ambiguity for developers and project managers.
  • Reduced Scope Creep: Properly defined and documented requirements can help manage a project’s scope and prevent unnecessary changes.
  • Budget Control: When requirements are clear, estimating costs and managing budgets becomes easier.
  • Stakeholder Satisfaction: Meeting the defined business requirements increases the likelihood of stakeholder and end-user satisfaction.  

The complexities associated with deciphering business needs led to the emergence of specialized roles like Business Analysts (BAs).

BAs bridge non-technical stakeholders and the technical team, ensuring that the business’s needs are accurately captured and translated into actionable IT tasks. 

Better Requirement Gathering – 15 mins

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Requirement Gathering Techniques – 12 mins

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