Guide to Requirements Gathering. Contents. What is requirements gathering? Why requirements gathering is key Requirements gathering activities Interview or workshop? The six key question types The magic qualifier Identifying significance The ‘Columbo’ technique Develop SMART requirements
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Requirements gathering is used in:
“I keep six honest serving men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.”
Ask the right questions!
To elicit more details add this word to the question.
For example: if told “we then approve the application” ask “How specifically do you approve the application?”
This will help to obtain better quality information.
Make sure the requirement is:
If the requirements do not conform to these criteria the Business Analyst must discuss this and reach agreement with the requester.
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