Updated Project Requirements Document Introduced at BSAC Meeting - 01/19/10

When the Business Systems Advisory Committee (BSAC) met Wednesday, Jan. 13, Lester Burch, the System Support Group’s HR/Payroll Team manager, informed committee members of recent updates to the Business Systems project requirements document. The revisions reflect improvements to the method utilized by System Support Group business analysts in delivering service to their customers.

The plan, Burch explained, is intended to help facilitate efficiency by ensuring that business analysts assigned to a project gather its requirements more effectively.

According to the plan, once the Request for Services form has been prioritized, business analysts will obtain input for the project by asking customers about current processes and their expectations for the completed project. After the business analysts have gathered the necessary input, they will present the customer a requirements document to confirm that the correct requirements have been collected. A proposed solution will be developed and presented to the customer for review and approval. Then the work will begin. Once the project has been completed, business analysts will request a final signoff from the customer.

Burch said the plan may also involve business process changes, training, security, APDEV support, communication and the use of standard SAP at every opportunity.

In addition to the requirements document plan, BSAC members learned that two projects listed on the Business Systems priority list had been completed since the committee’s last meeting on Dec. 15.

Completed were Interface SAP to a Vendor, which is part of the E-Verification project, and Discontinue Inventory Items.

The most recent prioritized projects list contains 43 business systems projects. OnePurdue support groups work with central and departmental business staff on Business Systems projects.

Members of the advisory committee are customers of the business systems and owners of the supported business processes. The BSAC’s next meeting will be Feb. 10.