All of us realize the value of re-use. Re-use saves cost and improves quality.
But when it comes to reusing requirements, I hardly hear any organization making a planned effort to re-use requirements.
In this regard, I felt, let us start with set of requirements which are highly likely to be re-used. If we can identify them and catalog them, we can definitely find projects which would have implemented them.
So in future, when we encounter such requirements, we simply refer to our catalog.
I started and enumerated 25 common requirements that I came across as a BA. I would urge my fellow BAs to update the list. Once we hit 100, we do have a great list to refer.
Here is my 25 to the list.
Import - Excel, Word, PDF, MPP
Export - Excel, Word, PDF, MPP
Data validations - Text, Number, Email
Storing of artifacts
List of countries
List of states in various countries
Phone codes for various countries
Social integrations - Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+
Units of measure conversions
Ann heads the global sales and marketing role at Adaptive US Inc. She is also a coach and mentor to thousands of BAs in their pursuit of achieving IIBA certifications. Her mission is to help business analysts to start and build a successful professional career. She is a regular author, blogger on various Business analysis, management, and technology-related topics in leading tech sites and journals.