I’ve been researching lately about requirements management tools (see previous blog here) and one cannot help but notice the emphasis that has been placed on collaboration over the last few years. Not only is this a newer technology that has begun to soar in corporations, but I now see the strong advantage of utilizing collaboration with requirements management.
It’s difficult to sit in a conference room with someone you’ve never met and talk to them about a system they use every single day while truly capturing what they think and how they feel about the system. A Business Analyst may listen, but hear something that doesn’t exactly match what the person was trying to convey. With collaboration, requirements can be read and then discussed online for everyone to see. As the discussion takes place, the requirement can be updated and massaged until it accurately reflects the need.