Tips to Write Business Requirements Document
Whether you are a BA who just started out Business Analysis or an experienced Business Analyst, things always look complicated when you sit down on your desk to write a BRD. So here we are giving you the ‘Tips to Write Business Requirements Document’. Hope you find these useful.
Tip 1. Use a BRD template
Check with our Senior Business Analyst or Project Manager for a BRD template ass your company might have been using it in the past
Include cover page, headlines for each section and a description. This will save time and ensures quality.
Tip 2. Write with a business user in mind
Always write a BRD keeping the business user in mind. This will help you understand and define the requirements in the way the client wants. Try to provide an overview of the business requirments.
Tip 3. Use the appropriate words
One of the most important words is ‘Shall’. Try to use it whenever possible. It is more definite than ‘will’, ‘would’, ‘should’ or ‘can’.
For example: “The system shall allow a user to save their current session in the system”
Tip4. Do a proper proof reading
- Do a complete proof reading before handing the BRD to others to review.
- Ensure the diagrams are accurate.
- Check spelling and grammar
- Check the formating is OK
- Check names of people and systems are correct
Tip 5 Include diagrams
The most effective way of explaining a concept is to include a diagram. This will help the reader understand the requirements easily. Always break up the document in shorter sentences which makes it easier to read.
Do follow the above Tips to Write Business Requirements Document. We have posted articles on other documentation like ‘how to write functional requirement document’, Wireframes, Use case diagrams etc. Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org incase you have any questions. We will be glad to answer. Have a happy Business Analysis!!