Requirements and Business Analysis

Without good requirements, projects are destined to fail. Robbins Gioia's business analysts are highly skilled in the disciplines needed to develop sound requirements: facilitation, process understanding and process improvement, elicitation, requirements analysis, requirements management, and building enterprise business architectures.

Robbins Gioia (RG) employs the LINKProcess, a business analysis life cycle and requirements management process, to ensure consistency. We use this alongside Agile principles, Enterprise Architecture methodologies, and other proven practices to ensure success. Our business analysts are thoroughly trained in and knowledgeable of business analysis best practices, tools, and deliverables to complement organizational teams, lead a project, or completely staff a major effort, whether focused on acquisition, business, or system projects.

Robbins Gioia (RG) is an IIBA Corporate partner and an IIBA© Endorsed Education Provider (EEP).

RG's experience spans a broad spectrum from gathering requirements for developing new products or enhancing existing systems, to building business cases, helping establish business analysis centers of excellence, or bringing in business analysis tools and other vendor solutions. Some specifics:

Agile Requirements Management: RG experts work with internal Agile team members to elicit, document, and manage requirements information using a consistent approach across sprints. We help analyze the product backlog, optimize requirements for time constraints, and conduct impact analysis on business processes and systems affected by the solution.

Business Analysis Center of Excellence: In recognition of the importance that business analysis plays in project success, RG is helping forward-thinking organizations develop internal business analysis centers of excellence.

Business Analysis Competency Development: A comprehensive curriculum to raise business analysis competency, whether for new or experienced BAs.

Business Analysis Discovery and Planning: An opportunity to evaluate the business analysis maturity of an organization, comparing it to industry standards such as the International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA®).

Business Situation & Acquisition Capability Analysis: A comprehensive determination of the business need or problem, usually before the initiation of a program or project, from six interrelated perspectives: change, need, solution, value, stakeholder, and context.

Requirements & Business Analysis SME Support: RG provides a skilled pool of business analysis consultants, most with certifications from the International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA®), to apply best practices while delivering project solutions.

Requirements Elicitation / Facilitation: RG expertise and structured methods are used to elicit requirements information, including the use of appropriate techniques (brainstorming, document analysis, reverse engineering for requirements, interface analysis, observation, surveys, interviews, and facilitated workshops).

Requirements Life Cycle Management Process Implementation: RG helps organizations establish a repeatable, manageable process for eliciting, documenting, and managing requirements throughout the complete solution development life cycle. The work is based on Robbins Gioia's methodology, LINKProcess, which encompasses best practices, IIBA® BABOK® knowledge areas, and over 20 years of lessons learned.

Requirements Planning and Scoping: RG works with you to develop a requirements approach and solution scope, including alignment to the organization's capabilities, products, architecture and enterprise information.

Requirements Tools Assessment and Implementation: A selection process for business analysis tools and an approach for their introduction into a new environment.