Jacob Baytelman - Web and mobile development

How do you get Business and IT speaking the same language?

How do you get Business and IT speaking the same language when you're working on a software or systems project?


For business guys I draw "Functional specification" document. This document describes the project (or actually defines requirements) in the "business" language. 2-3 schemes maximum, some overviews, etc. For developers I create "Technical requirements" document which goes into detail: wire frames of each screen, diagrams, detailed APIs, etc. And yes, I serve as an interpreter between these 2 documents. This approach saves us from arguments between ITs and Business, everyone has his own document, signed and sealed and just do their jobs according to what is written and agreed."

Periodically I answer questions in blogs, forums, discussion groups, etc. This is one of them. If you want to ask me a question, send it to my email jacob@btlr.com

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