Business Requirement Document



More than 80% automation projects fail. Out of survived, 50% of software functionality is never used or has low value for business. 75% of business and IT executives believe their software projects will fail. 80% of project management executives don’t know how their projects align with their company’s business strategy and requirements. (source)

Business Requirement Document (BRD) is essential to ensure that solution delivers business value and meets business needs, and that it helps to business owners, management and to end-users in performing their activities. Not capturing business requirements properly before processes automation or software implementation - is a sure way to failed or challenged projects.



  1. BRD is critical because it is the foundation for all subsequent project deliverables, describing what inputs and outputs are associated with each process or function. The BRD describes how processes and systems should look like from business prospective. Therefore, it is important that BRD should be prepared prior to any attempt for implementation, independently from software vendors.
  2. Important and difficult step of designing a process or a software is determining what management and end-users actually want it to do. It is difficult for business people to communicate the entirety of their needs and wants with technical staff, thus, information may also be incomplete, inaccurate or self-conflicting.
  3. In fact, frequently, business is pressing on IT in efforts to make fast solution avoiding BRD stage, thus, resources are getting overloaded with additional tasks not related to business needs, but rather required to comply with pending project or software demands, which are disintegrated from actual business requirements due to absence of the basis - BRD.
  4. After all, not properly defining business requirements often results in building solution or functionality that is not helpful and consequently never used by users. Lack of management and end user input is the number one cause of project failure. Robertson & Blums independent professionals help to collect and map business requirements, ensuring quality and supplementing them with effective solutions.

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