The high level performance requirements germane
to a “business professional” are supported by general and specific
interpersonal, customer, community, and technical skill requirements. These
The original concept of professions and
professionals had general and specific characteristics which differentiated
them from technicians, vendors, and non-professionals. The characteristics are
special or unique competence in special tasks and services; competence defined
by a comprehensive and self-governing organization of practitioners.
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Business Requirements are requirements on the business, not requirements for a [technical] solution used by the business. Business Requirements are what must be delivered/achieved to provide value.
It seems like everywhere, everyone bandies-about the phrase “business requirements.” Yet, if one pays attention, one might get the idea that the phrase is applied in any and every context wherein the speaker wants to apply some level of mandate to his or her “wishes” without actually appearing selfish.
Case in point: we often hear technical people
referring to the need to implement functionality or solutions provided by their
technology as “meeting business requirements.” As in “Using this
server is a business requirement.”
But isn’t functionality a solution? How can
solutions be the same as business requirements?
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Once we defined a set of requirements, we both knew what we had to accomplish that would meet the other party’s expectations…
I recently spent time with my attorney on
personal legal matters, and being somewhat obsessed with attaining objectivity
in interpersonal communication in the workplace, I used the occasion to
practice using precise terminology in the discussions. My attorney rose to the
occasion and responded as someone who appreciated that she didn’t have to talk
to me as if I were non-educated with confused vocabulary, and we both enjoyed
In the course of working through the legal
matters, we were careful to understand “rights” and the
“correct” manner to pursue (or protect) those rights.
(“Correct” being an objective definition.) My attorney appreciated
that I did not confuse right with correct.
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