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The power of Context

Last year I was working on an ERP solution for a manufacturing firm, covering non-production modules (typically sales centric ones like Product Configurator, Order Management and Pricing). At the very start of the project, I had extensive discussion with client about their business, what products they manufacture, how they receive orders, what process they follow from the time they receive orders to the time they ship products, how do they handle accounting, and so on. Soon we entered more detailed discussion about their products. I asked him to share photos and videos of their products, explain each and every parts and assemblies, what kind of options are available for various products, what goes on in their shop floors..... quite a few things that didn't apparently have any relevance with sales related functions.

Topics: Elicitation Context Analysis Documentation Knowledge Transfer Communication Business Analysis

Obtaining a headstart on requirements

How many times has a client asked you - "Can you send me a format in which I can write requirements? I want to use the format you normally use so that it is easy to understand for your team..." If your experience is similar to mine - scores of times. Sure enough, we send them samples and templates. How many clients came back with a filled in template? None. Why?

Topics: Elicitation Tools and Techniques Documentation Stakeholder Engagement Collaboration 1000 Words Mindmap Business Analysis

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