Use Sharepoint as a Requirements Management Tool - No Coding
- Students have a knowledge of what Sharepoint is as well as a basic understanding of the role of a business analyst.
Most companies do not provide business analysts with tools specifically designed to do business analysis work. Most business analyst are left to manage requirements with via Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Unfortunately, these tools do not address some of the most basic needs of business analysis deliverables...
- Requirements Analysis
- Requirements Traceability
- Requirements Collaboration
While SharePoint is not a tool designed specifically for business analysis or requirements, its rich set of out-of-the-box features, can be used it to take your business analysis deliverables up a few levels in quality and effectiveness.
Lists - Allow you create S.M.A.R.T. Requirements that can be manipulated, analyzed, and organized to suit all of your stakeholder needs
Lookups - Create easy requirements traceability views that allow to ensure that your requirements are valid
Views - Allow you to create stakeholder specific views to ensure the right people see exactly what they need to see, how they need to see it.
This course is intended to teach you how to use Sharepoint to author, manage, and communicate your requirements more efficiently and more effectively
Note: This tutorial uses SharePoint 2010, however the features used are available in older and newer versions of Sharepoint. The buttons just might be in different places.
Who this course is for:
- Business analyst who don't have access or budget for enterprise wide requirements management software
- 01:59Business Analyst Are Not Note Takers
- 05:00What is a good requirement?
I have spent the last 8 years as a business analyst tackling a wide range of projects from large scale initiatives like corporate intranets and full company integrations to smaller projects like single purpose applications and process optimizations.
During that time I became a certified business analyst, earned my Masters Degree in User Experience Design and worked closely with my business analyst team to revamp and re-energize the entire business analysis process at my company.
I spend a lot of my time focused on how I can make myself and my peers better as business analysts by building ourselves and enhancing our processes. I read about it, talk about it, blog about it, and have been featured in the International Institue of Business Analyst newsletter about it. (IIBA July 2014 Newsletter "The Simplest Way to Understand All of Your Business Analysis Deliverables.")