Gartner Research

Information Requirements Gathering for Analytic Projects

Published: 07 November 2014

ID: G00270473

Analyst(s): Alan D. Duncan


Information analysts can find requirements gathering for business intelligence and analytic solutions to be problematic. This framework is designed to help develop information-oriented facilitation and dialectic analysis skills, and engage business leaders when defining information requirements.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Conduct Information Requirements Gathering in the Form of a Dialectic
  • Provoke End Users by Identifying the Art of the Possible, Teasing Out Desired Functionality to Utilize Available Information
  • Categorize Stakeholder Comments Using Lexical Analysis to Arrive at the Information Requirements
  • Identify and Assign Actionable Items to Add Immediate Value
  • Conclusion: Bring Stakeholders on Board in Line With Their Analytic Literacy and Analytic Maturity

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