Product Description

Marketing Transformation Business Requirements, a CIOPages accelerator, is a comprehensive, industry-agnostic, multi-purpose business requirements list. The Marketing Business Requirements list is a starting point for any enterprise Marketing transformation, including detailed business requirements gathering and crafting a Vendor RFI/RFP.

Marketing Transformation Business Requirements

Marketing Transformation Business Requirements

What is Marketing Transformation Business Requirements?

  • Marketing Transformation Business Requirements is a spreadsheet with a set of functionality and feature needs.
  • The Business Requirements list is broken down into various Categories, subcategories (where necessary) and then the Business Requirements

What does it not include?

  • The deliverable does not contain Technical, Architecture and Infrastructure Requirements
  • Typical Vendor RFP questions such as Vendor profile, licensing information, etc. (CIOPages.com offers a separate Vendor RFP template as a separate deliverable.)

What is the scope of Marketing Transformation Business Requirements?

As we mentioned, the business requirements span all key functional areas of Marketing. The broad scope of Marketing Business Requirements List includes:

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Branding

What is the format of the Business Requirements?

Each of the requirements listed as “The system shall…” form.
If you need to translate them into Agile Stories in the well-known form: “As a ___________ , I want ___________, so that _____________ ”, it is easy to do reframe the requirements. Please do let us know if you need any help.

Caveats:

  • As the Marketing Transformation Business Requirements is a digital product, there are absolutely NO Returns.
  • Depending on your industry, the type of Marketing functions, processes and practices you follow, and the scope of your transformation, some of the requirements may not be relevant to you.
  • If you are a consultant or a consulting company, there is a different pricing, license, and terms.
  • Sold on an as-is basis and with no warranties.
  • This sale does not include implementation help or support. If you need professional services assistance, please contact us.
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Are these really “Business Requirements”?

Indeed Marketing Transformation Business Requirements are REAL business requirements. Experienced consultants conceptualized and created the marketing requirements. The business requirements encompass all key areas of Marketing and related functions.

How should we use Marketing Transformation Business Requirements?

More often than not, in every large (and sometimes medium-sized) enterprise, a cross-functional team of business/technology/architecture teams spend countless hours in conference rooms trying to whiteboard and write business requirements from scratch. The more time they devote to core and standard requirements, the more likely they will miss out on something unique and relevant to the firm. Instead, using CIOPages Marketing systems transformation business requirements, you can focus on what’s different and unique about your situation. That is, you can spend 90% of your time on the 10% of the requirements that matter. And only 10% of your time on the 90% of requirements that are table stakes.

But, our Company is Unique – will it fit us?

Of course, you are unique but not as unique as a unicorn!
We understand and acknowledge each company is slightly different regarding some capabilities as well as how they work. However, while there may be divergence at the edges, there is a lot of convergence at the core between most firms. The differences may be in the relative emphasis on a few key processes, and absence or presence of specific requirements and workflows based on your unique needs.

Last but not the least, we don’t expect our Marketing Systems Transformation – Business Requirements deliverable (or any other matrix/template, in fact) to fit you 100%. We expect you to take this set of the needs as a straw model or a base set of requirements, and use it as a springboard to achieve the level customization and specificity in business requirements you desire.

If you need professional services help to tailor the requirements to your needs and capture your firm’s unique essence, we can help. Contact Us for Advisory Service details.

But, we have a Business Requirements Matrix already?

Well, in that case, either you can go with it, or if you need to validate and cross-reference, you will still find our business requirements matrix valuable. After all, the price is less than the one-hour of time spent on the combined brain power assembled in the room.

What is my ROI?

The Value of Time Spent:

Typically, it takes a team of 5-7 associates to draft the set of business requirements.

  • A Product Manager
  • Business Analysts
  • Marketing Functional Experts – 2 or 3 to represent the broad spectrum of areas.

You can multiply the average hourly cost of the team and the hours spent, and you’ll get the picture.

Opportunity Cost:

In addition to the time spent and the associated costs of drafting routine requirements, you also have to consider the opportunity cost.
By quickly adding/deleting/modifying the base set of requirements, it will allow you the luxury of spending the balance of your quality time in conceptualizing and crafting the unique and specific Business Requirements, which capture the core essence of your company and its Marketing practices, principles, and perspectives.
Of course, let’s not forget the “Day Job” each of the SMEs (subject matter experts) could be doing.

Acceleration:

Instead of spending countless hours stretched across weeks or months, you can have a baseline of requirements in a couple of sittings. That helps you expedite and accelerate the transformation.