Requirements Gathering is the first step in every business project. What this
step allows is the collection of information and the requirements that are
needed to complete the project.
Requirements Gathering, also referred to as Requirements Elicitation, involves more than simply asking the customer what their needs are.
From asking what their initial specifications are, Business Analysts research requirements through the means of interviews, brainstorming and observation, in order to ensure that they have bridged the gap between the technical needs and the business wants.
The process of requirements gathering then calls upon the skills of the
Business Analyst to arrive at a clear result of what is needed in order for the project to be undertaken. Requirements gathering allows any areas of
uncertainty to be brought to light so that the business project’s process can run smoothly and efficiently.
Jobs that will use requirements gathering include: