Faq

From a Business perspective
What to look for in requirements

As a Business representative you can be asked to review Requirements. Probably you can review these on consistency.

Relation to the document

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You must feel confident to announce that “These requirements fit into the current and future situation, are consistent with the business case and fully describe the wish.”

Review suggestions

  • The requirements do not interfere with other (existing or concept) requirements.
  • Dependencies are described.
  • Requirements that get outdated because of the new requirements are referred to.
  • The requirements are described on the correct level of detail.
  • The context, prerequisites and acceptance criteria are clear and correct.

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What to look for in functional designs

As a Business representative you can be asked to review Functional designs. Probably you can review these on functional completeness and functional appropriateness.

Relation to the document

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You must feel confident to announce that “This functional design is traceable to the requirements and functionally implements the chosen solution.”

Review suggestions

  • The design is traceable to the requirements.
  • The coverage is complete; the design implements the chosen solution.
  • The design is not overcomplete; it does not add (unwished) functionality.
  • The design does not restrict the technical implementation.

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What to look for in technical designs

As a Business representative you can be asked to review Techical designs. Probably you can review these on context completeness. There is no need to fully understand or check the designs; you can globally check the design to get a feeling and to check if traceability to the requirements is still correct and complete.

Relation to the document

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You must feel confident to announce that “This technical design implements (part of) the solution that was defined based on the (business)requirements.”

Review suggestions

  • The design is traceable to the requirements.
  • The design seems to implement the chosen solution.
  • Input- and output with other systems seem to contain the correct contents for correct and complete communication.

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What to look for in test cases

As a Business representative you can be asked to review Test cases. Probably you can review these on functional completeness and coverage of identified risks.

Relation to the document

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You must feel confident to announce that “I am confident that these test cases at least cover the (changed) requirements and cover the identified risks.”

Review suggestions

  • The test cases are traceable to the requirements.
  • The test cases are traceable to the risk log.
  • The test cases are described in such a way that the purpose of each test case is clear.
  • At least the most probable scenario’s are covered.

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How to approve or disapprove

All reviewers, regardless of their participation, receive an approval request when the rework is finished.

For general information check the Approval Phase.

Approved or disapproved

Approve the rework if you are confident that the comments are correctly reworked. You should be able to say from your own perspective that “I agree with the rework which is performed and I agree with the author’s reaction on the rejected comments.”

When you do not agree with the performed rework or with the reaction of the author, notify the moderator. When doing so, state clearly why you disapprove and what you expect to be done to get it approved.

Result of a disapproval can be a second rework round or a decision not to fix it. In all situations both the reviewer and author should feel OK with the decision.

I did not have comments, should I still (dis)approve the rework?

Yes, definitely. The document (which you already considered being “perfect”, since you did not have review comments) is reworked, so it might not be perfect anymore! So, even though you did not have comments, you still must approve or disapprove the rework.

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