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Diagnosing Requirements Failure: A Benchmark Report
According to an IAG survey, 70 percent of companies lack the fundamental competencies within business requirements discovery to consistently bring in projects

can be deployed without a single point of failure  while budgets and timeframes can be better managed by implementing either IT or joint ownership of business requirements, success rates are governed by a completely different and independent variable. The data presented earlier in this report demonstrates that success is driven by the competency of the business requirements team. Business Implications in the Data These findings indicate that enterprises would be best served by creating an independent Center of Excellence for business requirements which

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