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Posted by: Vessela Neytcheva on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Requirements Document - an MS Word template with pre-set fonts, styles, chapter headers and guidelines.

In order to access this template from the “File/New” menu, change the file extension to ".dot" and copy the file in the MS Word template folder.  For MS Word 2003 this folder is:  "C:\Documents and Settings\Your Username\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates” . Then when you want to create a new document using this template you will follow these steps: “File/New” then on the right hand side of the screen select “On my computer...” and choose this template from the “General” tab on the “Templates” window that pops up.

Copyright (c) - You are allowed to:

  • use and modify this template
  • replace the Modern Analyst logo with your company logo

as long as you reference the source.

Author: Vessela Neytcheva

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diawilso posted on Monday, August 25, 2008 10:07 AM
Thanks! This is just what I needed - I hate having to start from scratch when there is a template available. I wish I would have known about it 6 weeks ago though, you would have saved me a bunch of work!
trendy posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 2:20 AM
Thanks a lot...this is great. Its always great to see diff templates and find one that suits your needs best.
pallsk posted on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 6:12 PM
Hello ,

Thanks a lotzz for this wonderful information. I am looking for BA Jobs . This will definately help me.

Peterside posted on Monday, October 20, 2008 3:52 AM
This is "Wicked"!!! Thanks for the templates! I have been waisting lots of time surfing lokking for a site that will give me exactly what I need. I am a qualified Analyst, but because I work on different projects all the time for different organisations it become so challenging to have templates that fit different business scenarious! Thanks a million! Peterside Onwuta - UK
Mary posted on Monday, October 20, 2008 9:24 AM
I want to thank you for providing us with this valuable tool. You've saved me many hours of labor developing a Requirements Document. I look forward to seeing more of your tools. We do appreciate it.
neha posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 5:29 AM
Good template! My company also has a similar one but this one is a more detailed one.thanks
Mohammed Al-Mosleh posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 6:59 AM
Many thanks , it really will enrich the standard document am working on.

thanks again.

bsa posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 10:48 AM
The template is very good! Thank you
BA posted on Saturday, July 18, 2009 2:32 AM
Many Thanks- Fantastic!!!!

Dirk Kotze posted on Friday, August 7, 2009 4:31 AM
A great help, thanks.
Nilesh posted on Monday, December 7, 2009 4:59 AM
Excellent Template!! this is what i ahve been looking for:)
Anas posted on Saturday, December 12, 2009 5:39 PM
thaaaaaaaaaanks a lot
Anonymous User posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 12:27 PM
The template looks very comprehensive. Definitely this will be helpful since i am planning to completely indulge myself in the BA roles going forward
Asruf posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 12:28 PM
The template looks very comprehensive. Definitely this will be helpful since i am planning to completely indulge myself in the BA roles going forward
Santosh Deshpande posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:26 AM
many many thanks ... its good
vinu posted on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 10:30 PM
This is really good, thanks for your support.........
vinu posted on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 10:36 PM
This is really good, thanks for your support.........
Asif Iqbal posted on Saturday, April 17, 2010 12:36 PM
This is a gr8 help... Many thanks.
Ashok posted on Monday, May 3, 2010 2:37 AM
GR8 Stuff, was really helpfull, Many thanks
northpointboy posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 2:41 PM
the best template ive ever seen so far
Juan Trujillo posted on Monday, May 24, 2010 3:04 PM
Thanks. This one looks good !
Tracey posted on Thursday, June 3, 2010 11:40 AM
EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thanks so much.
Rod posted on Monday, July 19, 2010 6:08 PM
Thanks. These templates can help me establish standard formats for the reports.
Lori posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 7:47 AM
This is an excellent document. One suggestion I would have is that a Glossary/Terminology section be added. We always have that in our document as Appendix A.
Yogesh Thorwe posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:11 AM
Great Template :)
Rajiv posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 12:25 PM
This is a very good document, well organized and easy to be edited according to your needs, thanks alot
Jill posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:43 AM
Thanks, this document is really good. I am a project manager and sometimes play both roles on a project. This document has helped me.
Putcha posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 12:04 PM
Dear VN:

Please don't mind a critical comment.

This includes far too many diagrams / tables probably because IIBA BOK itself is not clear in separating BA / Requirements and Design. There are other templates which are similar.

Let's remain within the scope of BA / RE and work on a crisp and compact template.

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simer posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 8:12 PM
Good Job! Thanks for sharing.
Beenish posted on Sunday, March 25, 2012 7:08 PM
Good work! thanks!
wanjax posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 7:16 AM
This is such a superb template, it will go a long way in helping me in most of my projects. Thanks!
Kamel Fahd posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 2:53 PM
Great Job.
PReinie posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 5:17 PM
I was looking for something that would provide requirement numbers per chapter (Heading 1) or per Chapter.Section (Heading 2) resetting the requirement number to 1 at each chapter and section so each requirement is numbered uniquely in the document.
1. Chapter title
1.1. Section title
1.1.1 requirement
1.1.2 req
1.1.3 req
1.2. next secton title
1.2.1 req
1.2.2 req
2. next chapter title
2.1. section title
2.1.1 req
2.1.2 req
All requirements will follow a section title, but a section is not required to have requirements. It may contain other descriptive text.

It's and inerestingly structured template that may be useful. (Personally I liked DOORS, and Rational Rose, but for the price, this may be worth it.)

Has anyone tried putting this document into a book containing requirements for other parts of the project. (Like a book in a set of encyclopedias.) I'm wondeing how the numbering would end up in the 2nd, 3rd, etc book. Like the books in the Bible where each book has its own chapters stating at 1 and each chapter restarts the verse numbers.
Putcha posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:36 PM
This is a hierarchical organization with numbers and dots to clearly revealing the hierarchy. The template given also follows this TREE structure.

All requirements MAY NOT fall in strict TREE structure. There may be other relations between the sections identified. It is possible to hyperlink them in an MS Word Dcoument. That allows full navigation.

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vanhienit posted on Saturday, January 12, 2013 9:49 PM
So thank you ... this is very good. i need true
Putcha posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 7:47 AM
Vanhienit: Are you asking me?

I did not say "this is very good". It is too monolithic and too large for practical use. I felt it is necessary to create and update a set of Business Requriement Documents which are not parts of one large document.

There is a need for a lot of flexibility in each document to efficiently meet the project needs.

Those interested may take a look at and see the pdf on BRD Subdocuments.

yoedo posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:19 AM
Great Template, tks
vinnu posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:02 AM
thnx a ton , this will indeed help me learn and build req doc
Raz posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 3:27 AM
Though I prepared my own Requirement Gathering Doc, which is crisp and precise. This one is too detailed, often clients get bored by information overload.

But thanks
Ann posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 7:18 AM
Thanks for this document. As with every template it provides a guide to determine what needs to be document and how to structure. A template lets you have a base start and amend as needed. If you remove a section, there is a reason for the removal and not because you didn't think of it.
nhung_nguyen posted on Saturday, September 21, 2013 10:30 AM
Thank you so much.
lalit posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6:55 AM
Thank you for this document. That was helpful.
Brian Hennington posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:38 AM
This is an excellent guide for a person new to documenting in a Business Analyst fashion.
zill posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 5:13 AM
Is anyone here working as System Analyst ? need some guidance guys...
Thomas Mahoney posted on Monday, August 24, 2015 4:15 AM
Boring template :(
Were 01 posted on Monday, August 27, 2018 6:51 AM
Let me ask this..! Is a business case similar to business requirements document?
Johny Peter
Frank Waugh posted on Monday, August 22, 2022 2:05 PM
This template is a great tool for us.
Thank you so very much for sharing it!
Frank Waugh
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