Streamlining Business Requirements: The XCellR8 Approach - Gerrie Caudle
Streamlining Business Requirements: The XCellR8 Approach

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© 2009, 6" x 9" softcover, 188 pages
ISBN 978-1-56726-240-7
Product Code B407
By Gerrie Caudle

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Effectively Define and Gather Your Business Requirements Today!

Many programming systems today are designed and constructed before business requirements are completed and finalized. Without a proper foundation, these systems will eventually crumble. Streamlining Business Requirements: The XCellR8™ Approach provides project managers and business analysts with the foundation, principles, and steps needed to document business requirements in an accurate and efficient manner. Author Gerrie Caudle introduces the XCellR8™ approach, an analysis method used to gather business requirements in a structured, well-defined set of steps.

This book offers comprehensive framework needed to:

  • Effectively analyze business requirements
  • Properly identify business events
  • Prepare for a requirements session
  • Better understand the “big picture”


What Is the XCellR8™ Approach? • The XCellR8™ Approach: Identifying Business Events • The XCellR8™ Approach: The Event Process Model • The XCellR8™ Approach: The Event Entity Relationship Diagram and Data Attribution • Putting It All Together • The Life Cycle of an Object • The XCellR8™ Approach: Completeness Tests • The XCellR8™ Approach: The Big Picture • Using Use Cases • Test Scenarios • Business Requirements Traceability • Applying the XCellR8™ Approach

About the Author

Gerrie Caudle is the President of Toshmar Systems Consulting Inc., an international consulting and training firm that specializes in business requirements gathering and process re-engineering. Gerrie specializes in cross-industry projects, having carried out assignments within government, financial services, transportation, resource, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and distribution. She was a contributing member of the International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA) and was instrumental in drafting the first body of knowledge on gathering business requirements.

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