Definitions Of A Joint Application Development Project

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3. Definitions of the terms Below is the terminology used by Business Analyst and other team members in a Software Development Project. Business Analyst: The person who works as a liaison between the business unit and the technical unit in a company to analyze, communicate and validate requirements for changes to business processes, existing policies and information system. Business Intelligence: is the term used to refer to a number of activities that a company may undertake to gather information about their market and competitors. Some of the criteria include: competitive analysis, market analysis and industry analysis. Business Requirement Document (BRD): is a singular documentation needed to understand what a particular product or service is required by the clients. It identifies a necessary attribute, capability, characteristics or quality of a system so that it gets the value and utility to its user. Document Analysis: means to elicit requirements of an existing system by studying available documentation and identifying relevant information. Joint Application Development (JAD): is a meeting where both business persons and technical team discuss the requirements, obstacles and changes in presence of the business analyst. SDLC: Software Development Life Cycle means the phases usually covered during the production of software flowing from planning to maintenance. Figure 1, collected from Wikipedia.org which shows below the phases a software product goes through.

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