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Reduce Your Requirements

I'm not saying your requirements aren't valid. You have processes that need to be followed, document retention requirements, compliance standards, auditing procedures and reports and protocols

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Understanding Cultural Requirements

Understanding the social informatics of your organization, i.e. the cultural traits of your employees, is key to understanding the context of the requirements they provide to your burgeoning SharePoint/ECM/ERM platform

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

My favorite illustration of failure in the “get requirements….deliver on those requirements” process is this website: http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2012/10/12/marital-miss.html

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Sometimes Less Is More

Whether you’re capturing Business Requirements or developing a Request for Proposal, most of us add everything we can think of when asking for what we want in an application or business solution



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Tapping the Advantages of Social

Compliance and governance controls across many social platforms can be very limited, so be as clear as possible on what you are trying to achieve by using these social features, and how your security, auditing, and other governance requirements will be met

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Focusing Too Much on the Future

Be careful not to wander away from the business requirements...Go back to your core requirement...#requirements #Collaboration #changemanagement #Collaboration #sharepoint #SharePoint #businessneeds

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You’ve got problems. You’re not alone.

Many organizations attempt to meet this challenge my applying technology without properly identifying the business requirements and problems to be addressed eventually coming to the realization that technology for the sake of technology does not work and the result of their efforts to eliminate the digital landfill is the creation of a digital dumpster where finding information is still a major challenge. In my view, one of the first places to start is to identify business requirements, issues and consequences related to your current content management practices before trying to apply technology to solve the problem

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The Role of the Business Analyst in SharePoint

While there are different kinds of Business Analysts (Requirements Analyst, Business Process Analyst, Organizational Analyst, IT Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, Reporting Analyst, etc) the core functions of this role remain fairly consistent. The role of the business analyst is to: Understand what the business does, how it operates Examine existing business processes Identify gaps in processes, opportunities for improvements and automation Capture requirements, create mockups Generate technical requirements, proof of concept solutions Help implement the new processes, features and tools Document improvements, measure, repeat the process Now extend this understanding to how you staff your SharePoint deployment

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