A simple one page template to gather functional requirements, summarising the current state, what works well, areas for improvement and proposed future state and how it will be implemented at a high level
Business Requirements Gathering - Current & Future State
Title for Functional Area
How it Works Today
What’s Needed from
Who will Do
How does it work today?
What are the automated / manual steps?
What is working well today?
What should not be changed?
The ‘MUST HAVE’ capability of the solution?
Indicate what is ‘nice to have’
High level Summary of Solution Approach?
Summary of who will do What?
Differentiate between Supllier and Customer
How will this be
Summary of How this will be Achieved?
Cusomisation? Configuration? Development?
What Assumptions have been agreed?
Are there any Key Dependencies?
What’s NOT Working
What’s not working well today?
What challenges do people face today?
Benefit to the
What is the Benefit of this to the Business?
Include Tangible Benefits and Specifics
What Interfaces are used Today?
What Interfaces are Needed?
How will Interfaces be Done?
What Interfaces are used? What Systems, Tools and Key Data? What are their Sources?
What Interfaces are Needed to support this functionality in the solution?
How will we interface to the external data and systems that are needed?