elicit, facilitate or collect requirements

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elicit, facilitate or collect requirements

Postby annmarie Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:08 pm

in terms of requirements, what is the difference between elicitation, facilitation and collection of requirements?
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Re: elicit, facilitate or collect requirements

Postby seema.sonkiya Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:13 am

Elicitation: Elicit means 'Drawing out' information from the stakeholders and documents. You need to use different individual and group elicitation tools & techniques based on stakeholders availability, position, what type of information you want to discover etc,

In other words, information is not lying for you to collect as requirements because these are not ready in the stakeholders mind. You need to work with your stakeholders and documents

Collect Requirements: As per Business Analysis Practice Guide on page no 69:
"The elicitation process is more than collecting or gathering requirements. The terminology “collecting” or “gathering” requirements implies that stakeholders already have requirements ready to be collected or gathered. Requirements are not ready and waiting in the stakeholders’ minds or in documents within the business community. "

Facilitation: Facilitation is an activity to carry out a session successful. The basic objective is to keep the session on track for the agenda. You may facilitate sessions like a requirement workshop which is an elicitation tool.

For more details on requirement elicitation please watch the video:

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