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    Key Deliverables | Free Adaptive US Software Specifications Template

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    As per BABoK, there are many deliverables that business analysts are responsible for. Many often new practitioners for business analysis get a bit confused about what do these documents actually contain.

    This article lists 13 key business analysis deliverables for IT business analysts and a sample output as well.

    It is perfectly possible for us to combine few documents if they belong to the same category and combined volume is manageable. Here is a short description of the deliverables and their contents:

    BA Management related

    1. Business analysis approach (High-level plan) - Contains activity, schedule, and effort for all BA activities

    BA Activity

    Stakeholders

    Key Deliverable

    Target Date

    Est. effort

    Technique

    Status

    Obtain High-Level Requirements

    Senior Leadership

    Discussion notes

    10-Feb

    8

    Workshop

    Open

    Work on BRD

    BA

    Draft BRD

    17-Feb

    24

    NA

    Open

    Review and approval of BRD

    Senior Leadership

    Approved BRD

    24-Feb

    8

    Review

    Open

    Obtain Detailed Requirements for Release 1

    Domain SME

    Stakeholder expectations

    28-Feb

    16

    Interview

    Open

    Requirements specifications for Release 1

     BA

    SRS

    5-Mar

     24

    NA

    Open

    Review and approval of requirements for Release 1

    Domain SME

    Approved SRS

    10-Mar

     8

    Review

    Open

    2. Stakeholder register - Contains details of stakeholders

    Stakeholder Name

    Desig.

    Influence

    Impact

    Criticality

    Dave Richards

    CEO

    High

    Low

    V. High

    Mike Dent

    CDO

    High

    High

    V. High

    Dinesh Pandey

    Head-PMO

    High

    High

    V. High

    Lee Fung

    Head-IT

    High

    Medium

    High

    Adi Gururaj

    Head-HR

    Medium

    Low

    Medium

    Iqbal Mohammed

    Head-Administration

    Medium

    Low

    Medium

    Project Managers

     

    Medium

    High

    High

    Developers

     

    Low

    Low

    Low

     

    Cover Page - SRS template 3D-min.webp-1

    3. BA collaboration plan - How to collaborate with stakeholders

    Criticality

    Email Update

    In-person Discussion

    Modes of Collaboration

    Very High

    Weekly

    Daily

    Email, In-person or Virtual meeting

    High

    Weekly

    Fort-nightly

    Email, In-person or Virtual meeting

    Medium

    Fort-nightly

    Monthly

    Email, In-person or Virtual meeting

    Low

    Monthly

    NA

    Email

     

    4. BA communication plan - Approach and schedule of BA communications

    Trigger

    Aspect to be communicated

    Stakeholders to be communicated

    Modes of Collaboration

    Weekly

    Progress on business analysis

    Entire project team

    Email

    Delay in requirements approvals

    On need

    Steering team

    Email, or In-person or Virtual meeting

    Monthly

    BA Governance Summary

    Senior management

    Email and In-person or Virtual meeting

    Low

    Monthly

    NA

    Email

     

    5. Business analysis governance plan (Requirements management plan) - Requirements structure, traceability requirements, stakeholders list, roles, and responsibilities

    change-request-process

    6. Business case - Justification for investment

    8. Traceability matrix - Linking requirements to the source, implementation artifacts.

    Req ID

    Requirement

    Domain SME

    Use case

    Release #

    Dependent Req

    10000

    Manage schedule

    Lily Vasantini

    ABCT SRS-Schedule Management - v12.0.xlsx

    3

     

    20000

    Manage defect

    Shalini Paul

    ABCT SRS-Defect Management - v12.0.xlsx

    2

     

    30000

    Manage risk

    Sara Lee

    ABCT SRS-Risk Management - v12.0.xlsx

    4

     

    40000

    Manage requirements

    Nori Masa

    ABCT SRS-Backlog Management - v12.0.xlsx

    5

     

    50000

    Track task effort

    Gajendra Battalla

    ABCT SRS-Effort Management - v12.0.xlsx

    1

    Manage schedule

    60000

    Manage audit and compliance

    Rebecca Randad

    ABCT SRS-Audit Management - v12.0.xlsx

    6

     

     

    9. Solution validation report - A report indicating the proposed solution fulfilled desired business requirements

     

    Requirements related

    10. Business requirements - High-level requirements from a business (owner) perspective

    11. Stakeholder requirements - Requirements elicited from stakeholders. Usually contain process flows, UIs, business rules, etc.

    12. Solution requirements - Requirements developed for implementing the solution - Usually much bigger in size than the first two requirements. Can contain detailed UI, report models. Divided into 2 groups - Functional requirements and Non-functional requirements.

    13. Transition requirements - Requirements needed to migrate from current system to new system (Typically data migration and training requirements).

    Here is a sample image illustrating various types of requirements descriptions:

    Type of requirement

    Example

    Business

    To enable digital commerce for the enterprise.

    Stakeholder

    (Sales Head)

    The system should have the ability to sell products in multiple geographies, currencies, time zones. Customers should be able to pay through PayPal, Bank transfer, Credit Card, Debit Card, BitCoin.

    Business rules

    Solution requirement

    Questions from the Developer's perspective

    What would the registration page look like?

    How many decimals for paid amount?

     

    We will be eager to know if you have found other deliverable which has helped you to do a better business analysis.

     

    Happy reading and have a wonderful day.

     

    Do provide your suggestions and comments.

    About me

    I work as a Principal Consultant and Trainer with Adaptive US, a leading requirement engineering solutions (training, consulting, and product) organization. You can reach me at LN@AdaptiveUS.com.

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