If your IT team runs up against rancor and indecision each time a purchase decision needs to be made, a requirements analysis can help you provide your boss with the documentation and consensus necessary to choose the right software development product in a timely manner.
Purchasing a software development product that different users will utilize in different ways is one of the trickiest tasks IT shops face. When selecting a tool such as a bug-tracking system, for example, one must resolve the requirements of four different groups: developers, testers, project managers, and senior managers. Attempting to satisfy all these groups during a buying decision often results in emotional turf wars and lengthy deliberations.
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