Forums for the Business Analyst

 
  Modern Analyst Forums  Business and Sy...  Requirements  Categorisation of non-software project requirements
Previous Previous
 
Next Next
New Post 11/2/2013 11:03 AM
Unresolved
User is offline munkee
3 posts
No Ranking


Categorisation of non-software project requirements 

Hi All,

I am currently working on my first none-software related project where we are looking to move one of our offices to another location. I have picked up the project mid way through after a contractor had collected some "high level" requirements from business areas. It is now down to me to categorise and filter the requirements prior to sign off. The problem I have is that I feel that these high level requirements don't seems as though they should fit in to the usual general/functional/non-functional buckets due to not actually delivering anything software related.

I have a number of requirements related to communication to employees and vendors about the changes and update of documentation with addresses etc. I also have requirements related to legal matters, moving hardware, removing access for certain staff from old software, migration of paperwork and moving of physical furniture. Should I be going down the typical route of general/functional/non-functional and their related sub categories? It is hard to picture how these should be set out, its almost as if I want to jump straight in to sub categorisation such as security & access, legal, constraints, security and create some further categories for communication etc.

Any advice on how I should tackle this and any experiences of working on non-IT delivery projects?

 
New Post 11/9/2013 7:36 PM
User is offline Chris Adams
316 posts
5th Level Poster






Re: Categorisation of non-software project requirements 

I think you answered your own question.  Why would you force requirements into categories that don't make sense?

What categorize at all?  What's the purpose?  To organize a large number of items for easier consumption, correct?  So use the categories you mentioned such as Security, Legal,  Communication, etc.


Chris Adams
Core Member – ModernAnalyst.com
LinkedIn Profile
 
New Post 11/13/2013 7:56 AM
User is offline dldelancey
61 posts
8th Level Poster


Re: Categorisation of non-software project requirements 

You might also think of other ways of categorization rather than just type of requirement.  Maybe separate them by responsibility (i.e. things to be done in-house, things to be done by 3rd parties)?  Or by timeframe of delivery (i.e. things to do week 1, week 2, week 3, etc.)?

 
Previous Previous
 
Next Next
  Modern Analyst Forums  Business and Sy...  Requirements  Categorisation of non-software project requirements

Community Blog - Latest Posts

Neetu
Neetu
As a business analyst, we capture client requirements in different documents like BRD (business requirement document), FSD (functional specification document) and SRS (software requirement specification). If we are capturing the requirements in these documents, then why the document nomenclature is different? The answer is Yes. We are capturing the...
2 Responses
Jason White
Jason White
With time, we have evolved from oiled lamps to ever-present electricity, printing every page manually to now producing thousands of copies a day and so on. But what is the one thing these distinct things have in common? Yes, technology.One such branch of technology that has crossed leaps and bounds and turned into a  working technology fr...
3 Responses
Digital Business Analysis
Digital Business Analysis
Nowadays, companies like Audi and HSBC, use IT systems in everything they do. Does that make them to be IT companies rather than banks? Most would probably agree that HSBC is a bank, just as Audi is a car manufacturer. But what about digital banks such as Chime or companies offering digital products? In digital companies, most of the employees work...
1 Responses






Latest Articles

Learning from Experience
Apr 05, 2020
0 Comments
Everyone’s crazy busy when you’re launching a new project, and taking the time to study existing bodies of knowledge doesn’t seem li...
Copyright 2006-2020 by Modern Analyst Media LLC