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How to get better understanding of the users as a programmer

I work at a company that wants to be agile, but the business analysts often provide us "user stories" that are more solution than problem statement. This makes it difficult to make good design ...
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Tender vs. Requirements vs. Solution Design

Conventionally, which of the above documents is deemed to hold the most weight when it comes to system acceptance? I recently had a conversation along these lines: It was argued that the initial ...
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Should a persisted and 'finished' by state transaction be editable to any user

This question has been bugging me for a while. I came from a background where I taught that when a transaction reached some state (FINISHED, PRINTED, etc) it should no longer be opened for ...
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First step in analysing a proposed system [duplicate]

A client asked us to automate his offline paper-based processes. He sent us a copy of the physical forms that he uses. Our team met and discussed how the navigation should be, what major components ...
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What is the benefit of the MoSCoW technique?

I do not see how the MoSCoW Method's "Must, Should, Could, Would" prioritisation is better that simply 1,2,3,4? If I receive the requirements from the customer, they already are prioritised, usually ...
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In a functional requirements document, is the Assumptions section dangerous?

I am currently a reviewer on a Best Practices document for Developers or Business Analysts in writing a Functional Requirements document. This document is not necessarily a template for functional ...
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Conducting a requirements analysis interview

Why do requirements interviews never pan out as they are planned - and how do I prepare for that? I'm looking for the following kind of help regarding how to prepare for these interviews and what I ...
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Question on System Requirement

I have a scenario where a specific webservice must be consumed based on the state to setup user info. For instance if the state is NY or NJ call service A , if state is WA call service B etc. But ...
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Use Cases with respect to downstream systems

Use cases are primarily meant for interaction between user and a system. It could be used for interaction between system and another system. The actors are primarily roles. It is easy to document ...
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Functional Requirements / Specification and relationship to DEV and QA

Functional Requirements state "WHAT" needs to be done from a user's perspective Functional Specification state "HOW" it needs to be done from technical standpoint. Do QA teams focus and Functional ...
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Agile Development & Interaction with Developers

I have read in few blogs that as part of agile development , the product owner closely interact with developers to state their requirements and come up with a solution. However in case of a large ...
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Agile Development - Questions with regards to documentation [closed]

In an agile project - I assume user requirements are captured in terms of user story. Is this correct? How are system requirements encompassing all the constituent applications documented (in case ...
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System Requirements - Use of Conjunctions

I have come across many blogs and books where it is stated that it is bad for a system requirement to contain conjunctions like "and". However in reality I am often coming across scenario where a ...
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How to identify (business) processes for automation?

I recently started at a company and am working on statistical data analysis and data handling (market research). A lot of my tasks were previously done entirely by hand, so I created a few tools to ...
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Level of detail in System Requirements

I've read in multiple places that the requirements must not be influenced by solution and must not contain solution. So in the below example , please can you help in letting me which is correct - ...
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moving from software development to business analysis [closed]

I am seasoned analyst/developer who has grown from a senior dev to lead a small team working on line of business applications for a large company. In a last ten years I have been working within the ...
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How to show or direct a business analyst to do data modelling? [closed]

Our business analysts pushed hard to collect data through a spreadsheet. I am the programmer responsible for importing that data. Usually when they push hard for something like this, I never know ...
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What is a T&R cycle?

I have seen the following in a job offer: "The Business Analyst is expected to determine an appropriate IT strategy, potential IT solutions and support the submission into the T&R cycle." Does ...
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Should an analysis be technology-agnostic?

I had an argument yesterday with one of my colleagues. He (a business-analyst, previously a programmer) thinks that he should be aware of the technology used to implement the system, so he can take ...
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How does someone with a business degree become a software consultant?

I'm a 4th year computer engineering student from a reputable university in Toronto and i'm curious as to how some of these software consulting positions with the large firms (Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, ...
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What does a programmer do at a consulting firm type of organization?

I'm a senior in college and am getting close to graduation. I love programming, and I certainly want my first job to involve programming (I'm also looking at fit, culture, location, etc. etc.). I've ...
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How to approach the ol' “this will just be a small application”? Yeah right?

Ok I have run into this many times, but here is the worse case scenario slightly exaggerated. A client says "hey can you make us this small module to do this small task"? Me: "Sure no problem". So ...
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System analysis at the begining of the project

When I want to develop a new application, first I'm going to design a UML and specify project details and definition. But when I start development process, I determine that I should change some parts ...
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How much system and business analysis should a programmer be reasonably expected to do?

In most places I have worked for, there were no formal System or Business Analysts and the programmers were expected to perform both the roles. One had to understand all the subsystems and their ...
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Is it easy for a developer to become a system/business analysts? [closed]

I've been developing for a while now and I'm a little bit bored of the tiny details of software development. I would like to be less technical and more focused on the bigger picture, like take more ...