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Questioning Skills - Requirements Elicitation

Dearest Readers,

Proper Questioning skills is the simple way to get more out of your Requirement Elicitation sessions.

Whenever you go ahead with the Requirements Questioning sessions, you need to make better use of yours and your stake holder's Time. A critical part of preparing for Requirements Elicitation is identifying a list of SMART questions. 

Would you be interested in learning a simple technique for improving your stakeholder meetings?
Without writing anything further, I am providing you the below Picture which would help you in easy understanding  so that you can use it in your future Requirements Gathering processes.


Picture: Questioning Skills for Requirements Elicitation

So did you get anything from the above picture :) ?

There are broad range of questions which can be asked in the requirements gathering sessions to understand the Business Requirements clearly. With the help of all these "What", "Why", "When", "How", "Where" and "Who" related questions you can collect clear requirements from your Stakeholders.

Note: The Questions listed in each of the Categories in the above image are just sample Questions. You can frame your own questions relevant to your Project.

One more tips for you guys: While eliciting and documenting the requirements, always make sure that all the Requirements follow the SMART Rule. Refer the below picture for more details.

Picture: SMART Rules for Requirements

Though this is one of the basic posts related to Business Analysis Concepts, I hope it would help you all in your future work. 

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13 comments :

Sujeet said...

This is really a knowledgable article about how a BA can capture the Business requirements smartly and effeciently.
Looking forwad for some more good articles

suchismita patro said...

its really nice diagrammatic representation on requirement gathering for a BA role...well done..:)

Joe said...

As a beginner, this is really great for me and certainly can benefit my career life.
Thank you so much and look forward more. :)

Abhijit Patro said...

Thank You very much for liking it and appreciating my work.

Regards...

Thrigun M said...

Hi Patro,
this is a great info to know about basics of BA skills and it would definitely help us during any obstacles going forward.

Thank you so much..
please post more on how to handle project managers smartly when they don't allow a BA to do his/her job.

ROHIT kumar said...

Its very helpfull..Thanks Abhijit

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Abhijit Patro said...

Thank you all for liking this post...

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Shankari said...

a good learning for me..Thanks for posting this.

hema priya Subramaniam said...

Hi Abhijit,

Your articles are really helpful for me.

Abhijit Patro said...

Thanks a ton... Now try to share the blog details with others to increase the network. Now this blog has a FB Page also. So please Like:

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Abhijit Patro said...

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