Digital Strategy

Requirements Documentation

Compiling a project’s key objectives and specifications to ensure a complete and accurate understanding of the project’s purpose.

Requirements Documentation acts as a written source to help designers, developers and stakeholders understand the purpose of the product or process being created. At Crowd Favorite, we work to ensure that every product or process requirement explicitly meets the business needs for your project, and that the requirements are measurable, traceable, consistent, complete and acceptable to your stakeholders. Our Requirements Documentation is carefully tailored for each of our clients to guarantee that the specific needs of your business and technical stakeholders, as well as your organization, are met.

Where We Excel At Compiling
Digital Project Prerequisites

We collaborate with our clients to gather and document the requirements best suited to their project, whether that means traditional Requirements Documentation or using a User Story and Acceptance criteria format that shifts the focus to the “why” and “who” behind the business problem being solved. Different companies may use different headings for what goes in a requirement document. We believe in streamlining the process to minimize complications and make the process as simple as possible for everyone involved.

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In addition to requirements being used to guide development, Crowd Favorite can also work with your company to take the requirements gathered to advise and aid in the creation of your Request for Proposal document, ensuring that the scope of the potential engagement is well-defined and that you receive informed and competitive bids.

We take all business content into consideration when creating your solution. Our team’s vast experience in broad program management, as well as on creating requirements for extremely complex technical projects, has caused our approach to evolve time. Today, we excel at:

  • Providing a multi-disciplinary team adept at solving complex business problems that require various technologies.
  • Creating requirements that don’t attempt to fit your problem to a solution, but aim to uncover a unique way to solve your business problem.
  • Thoroughly testing and measuring understanding.
  • Developing out-of-the-box solutions to meet your unique business needs.

Our Unique Approach to
Requirements Documentation

Crowd Favorite’s Digital Strategy team works closely with our Technical Architects, who are skilled at eliciting and documenting the technical details that will serve as the checklist for development and feed quality assurance test plans. To be useful, a requirement has to be understood by all key stakeholders. Sponsors and business subject matter experts need to know that the ultimate solution will solve their problem and meet their objectives. Developers need to understand how to design and build the final product. The testing staff needs to be able to find and remove any defects the product may have. Change managers (Human Resources staff, consultants, business managers, etc.) need to understand how the end product will affect the organization.

Requirements documentation

We work with you to determine the project’s sponsor and key business stakeholders, who will ultimately bring multiple perspectives to the requirements. Your Crowd Favorite team then separates Requirements Documentation into functional and nonfunctional requirements. Functional requirements (sometimes called the business requirements) are the capabilities that the product must do to satisfy the user needs. Non-functional requirements may include usability, technical, environmental , support and interaction, performance, reliability and security requirements. Other components of Requirements Documentation may include:

  • User stories: The more detail and context we can use when telling a user story, the higher the likelihood is of the resulting requirements being implemented correctly.
  • Defining the product purpose and vision: This is where we give the team a shared understanding of the direction that this project is going. Discussing the user problems (not solutions) that must be addressed, the target demographic (companies, customers, users) and various use cases for each demographic.
  • The product roadmap: A visual representation of the direction of where the product is going, along with the desired outcomes.
  • Placeholder for conversation: A place to capture past conversations along with future ones. This may also include user stories and acceptance criteria.
  • Analysis assets: Create visual models that help the team remember the big picture, how sections, processes, people , technology, rules fit together. This is made up of items like story maps, scope diagrams, decision tables, data flow diagrams. These are visual and should be very visible to the team.
  • Assumptions: Listing technical, business or user assumptions to provide context to people reading requirements.

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