Business and Technology Requirements documents (Oops!)

Subject: Business and Technology Requirements documents (Oops!)
From: "Bellinger, Gaye" <glbellinger -at- BUTLERMFG -dot- ORG>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 16:06:17 -0500

Sorry! Forgot to sign my post.

Gaye L. Bellinger
Technical Communications Manager
glbellinger -at- butlermfg -dot- org

>From: Bellinger, Gaye
>Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 1997 4:02 PM
>To: 'Techwr-L List'
>Subject: Business and Technology Requirements documents
>Hi all! A few months ago, the company I'm working with began to put in place
>the framework for a more structured application development process. (Up 'til
>then, it was chaos! It isn't much better now, but we're working on it.)
>As part of this effort, development team project leads are required to
>produce Business Requirements and Technology Requirements documents at the
>applicable development stages (that is, Define and Design). The problem is,
>none of them have any idea how to write these types of documents; they're
>used to updating the specs and letting them function as the requirements
>documents. Ouch!
>Well, now I've been asked to "mentor" the project leads through the process
>of defining the content and designing templates for these documents. BTW, we
>also have to come up with a set of ISO work instructions for writing these
>I'd like suggestions for how to approach this task, war stories that will
>provide insight about potential rat holes to avoid in the process,
>recommended parties (developers, engineers, testers, business analysts,
>writers) that should be included in the process, and especially samples of
>what you consider to be outstanding equivalent documents (and why you think
>they are outstanding). Just anything you can think of that will make this
>task less onerous!

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