BPMN is widely popular as a process improvement methodology. Once the requirements are gathered, we document the requirements in a Software Requirements Specification SRS document, use cases or as User Stories, which are shared with the stakeholders for approval.
This leaves room for further discussion of solutions and the result of a system that can really fit into the customers' business workflow, solving their operational problems and most importantly adding value to the organization. Requirements analysis involves all the tasks that are conducted to identify the needs of different stakeholders.
By visualizing all the elements of the system it is easier to identify any shortcomings. The Gant charts help to know what is scheduled to be completed by which date. What do they want and expect from this project?
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Prototypes make it easier to make design decisions, because aspects of the application can be seen and shared before the application is built. The process involves several steps. If these lists are treated as an immutable contract, then requirements that emerge in the Development process may generate a controversial change request.
For example, if the business requirement is to create a member directory for a trade association, the software requirements will outline who has access to the directory, how member register with the directory, who will have ownership of the data, what vehicle or vehicle will be used such as a website or paper-based directory, and so on.
Have you ever wondered exactly what requirements documents a business analyst creates for review by the business and technical teams?