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10 Tips for Facilitating
Requirements Review
Sessions
For all Business Analysts & You

Business Analyst Learnings
Requirement
Review Sessions
Are held to:
•

Communicate Requirements

•

Validate Requirements and

•

Approve Requirement...
Tip 1
Less text, more pictures.

Graphical models and mock-up
screens make sessions more

interactive and
engaging.
Why us...
Tip 2
Requirements review
sessions are about

detecting errors, not
correcting them on the
spot.
•

Take note of correctio...
Tip 3
Prioritize the issues to be
discussed.

•

Don’t spend too much time
focusing on exceptions or
rare scenarios.

•

P...
Tip 4
Encourage stakeholders to
provide feedback.

•

Solicit for constructive
criticism

•

Involve the quiet ones

•

As...
Tip 5
Send the Requirements
Package in advance.
This will ensure that:
•

Stakeholders can prepare
in advance

•

Stakehol...
Tip 6
Get the right stakeholder mix.

•

Do some stakeholder profiling

•

Select stakeholders with

sufficient domain
kno...
Tip 7
Employ a scribe.

This will ensure that:

•

You are not distracted from
facilitating effectively

•

You do

not mi...
Tip 8
Set the ground rules.
Examples of ground rules
include:
•

Review the product, not the
producer

•

Take turns to sp...
Tip 9
Use the parking lot.

Postpone issues that are:
•

Contentious

•

Out of scope

•

Extensive

Until key issues have...
Tip 10
Ask if stakeholders will be
willing to sign off on the
requirements.
Sign-off indicates a readiness
to approve requ...
Read more on how to conduct
Requirements Review Sessions
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Requirements review session tips

  1. 1. 10 Tips for Facilitating Requirements Review Sessions For all Business Analysts & You Business Analyst Learnings
  2. 2. Requirement Review Sessions Are held to: • Communicate Requirements • Validate Requirements and • Approve Requirements They are also known as Structured Walkthroughs.
  3. 3. Tip 1 Less text, more pictures. Graphical models and mock-up screens make sessions more interactive and engaging. Why use a 20-page document when a 2-page model can deliver the same message?
  4. 4. Tip 2 Requirements review sessions are about detecting errors, not correcting them on the spot. • Take note of corrections • Save time by correcting them later.
  5. 5. Tip 3 Prioritize the issues to be discussed. • Don’t spend too much time focusing on exceptions or rare scenarios. • Prioritize requirements beforehand and discuss them in order.
  6. 6. Tip 4 Encourage stakeholders to provide feedback. • Solicit for constructive criticism • Involve the quiet ones • Ask probing questions.
  7. 7. Tip 5 Send the Requirements Package in advance. This will ensure that: • Stakeholders can prepare in advance • Stakeholders do not have to start from scratch.
  8. 8. Tip 6 Get the right stakeholder mix. • Do some stakeholder profiling • Select stakeholders with sufficient domain knowledge and authority.
  9. 9. Tip 7 Employ a scribe. This will ensure that: • You are not distracted from facilitating effectively • You do not miss out on any of the comments.
  10. 10. Tip 8 Set the ground rules. Examples of ground rules include: • Review the product, not the producer • Take turns to speak – all opinions matter • Share all relevant information • Discuss issues, not people • Be open to new concepts and ideas.
  11. 11. Tip 9 Use the parking lot. Postpone issues that are: • Contentious • Out of scope • Extensive Until key issues have been addressed.
  12. 12. Tip 10 Ask if stakeholders will be willing to sign off on the requirements. Sign-off indicates a readiness to approve requirements. After the session: • Make the necessary corrections and • Send the documents out for a formal sign-off.
  13. 13. Read more on how to conduct Requirements Review Sessions

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