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The business requirements document (BRD template) outlines the goals and expectations of a project. It includes both functional and non-functional project requirements including the customer’s needs and expectations, the purpose behind the solution and any high-level constraints that could impact a successful deployment of the project.

  • Concisely and visually describe the problems the project is trying to solve and the required outcomes needed to deliver value.
  • Gain agreement with project stakeholders and set measurable business objectives.
  • Establish a foundation to communicate solutions and expected deliverables and outcomes to satisfy the customer’s and business’ needs.

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The business requirements document (BRD template) outlines the goals and expectations of a project. It includes both functional and non-functional project requirements including the customer’s needs and expectations, the purpose behind the solution and any high-level constraints that could impact a successful deployment of the project.

  • Concisely and visually describe the problems the project is trying to solve and the required outcomes needed to deliver value.
  • Gain agreement with project stakeholders and set measurable business objectives.
  • Establish a foundation to communicate solutions and expected deliverables and outcomes to satisfy the customer’s and business’ needs.

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Define your style guide. Add your (or your client’s) brand fonts and colors. You can even pull colors directly from a website to easily brand your business requirements documents and more.

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Add colleagues (or clients) to collaborate on the free business requirements document template. Changes automatically save and sync across all devices, in real-time.

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What should be included in a business requirements document?

When kicking off a project, it’s imperative that all project stakeholders understand the expected outcomes of the partnership. That’s where a business requirements document (BRD) comes in handy. Generally, a BRD is used to detail a business’s needs when seeking a new technology provider, consultant or outside vendor.

The project requirements document template helps your team details a project and outline the business objectives you expect to achieve. Explain functional requirements, scope, and both your business and customer expectations related to the project in detail and include customer expectations, detailed technical and experience requirements, roadblocks, questions and comments.

How do you write a requirement document?

While each project requires unique requirements, BRDs generally contain a few common sections.

  • Executive Summary: Give a high-level overview of the project, problem and proposed solution.
  • Project Objective: Describe the desired results of the project, which often includes tangible deliverables.
  • Needs Statement: Explain why the project is needed for the business and your target customer, and describe how the project will meet these needs.
  • Project Scope: Summarize the business requirements for this project. What should be included in the scope and what should not?.
  • Functional Requirements: Outline, in detail, the functional requirements and corresponding features including diagrams, charts, and timelines.
  • Non-Functional Requirements: Detail non-functional requirements, such as processing time, concurrent users, availability, etc. These criteria will be used to assess the system operation, rather than specific behaviors.
  • Schedule, Timeline and Deadline: Outline a project timeline to ensure that all stakeholders are aware of the deadline and important milestones along the way.
  • Risks: Identify the risks to show you know what they are, and also identify ways in which you would mitigate those risks.
  • Glossary of Terms: If needed, add a glossary of terms used in the document for clarification. These could be terms that are unique to the organization, the technology being used in the project or the standards in use.

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What would I use the business requirements document for?

The business requirements document template helps your team details a project and outline the objectives you expect to achieve. Explain functional requirements, scope, and both your business and customer expectations related to the project.

What should be included in the business requirements document?

You should include any and all important details about the project progress – expectations, detailed technical and experience requirements, roadblocks and questions.

What is a living document?

The living business requirements document template allows you to instantly sync with your team, different departments and management. You can add collaborators to work in real-time. And you can share the customizable link to keep colleagues up-to-date on your progress.

Can I add colleagues to edit the business requirements document template?

Yes! You can invite as many people as you’d like to collaborate on your requirements documents. As a platform, Xtensio helps improve the way your team works.

How do I share my business requirements document?

Choose your file format. Present it as a full-screen digital slideshow, share it as a responsive web link or export it as a PDF (customize the PDF size) or PNG.

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