Announcement : free Requirements Management Software Tool – “ReqLine”

I’m extremely excited to tell you about a BA-community led project that I am involved with.

As some of you may be aware, I am a member of the team that runs – a website that is dedicated to providing free templates and tools to the Business Analysis community.

The Pragnalysis team and I are excited to announce the Beta release of our latest project – a fully functioning, open source, requirements management tool.  The tool will be completely free to use and re-distribute, and can be downloaded and used immediately:

You can download the ReqLine Requirements Management Tool now by visiting

Full details of the tool can be found on the website, however its features include:

  • A common repository for all requirements
  • Ability to maintain individual requirements, along with their status (draft/signed off)
  • Ability to define requirements groups – releases, iterations etc
  • Reporting functionality including various dashboard-reports and the ability to export a requirements catalogue
  • Logging and monitoring of risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies
  • An intuitive way to link requirements back to high-level goals and objectives, ensuring that stakeholders consider business value throughout the project
  • Built in change-control and impact analysis functionality
  • Project glossary

ReqLine is a requirements management tool designed for BAs by BAs, and we’ve combined the experience of a number of BA practitioners to create this first Beta release.  The Beta version is a single user, single machine version – but it is anticipated that future versions would be multi-user and server based.  It’s a project that I have been extremely excited about for some time, and it is great to see it come to fruition!

Please try the tool, and provide feedback directly to me or any other member the Pragnalysis team.

For more information, please visit

I look forward to hearing from you!


What BAs can learn from stand up comedy

I’m pleased to say that my most recent blog article has been published on “”, where I have contributed as a guest author.    I’d love to hear what you think, so please feel free to make a comment on the site, or contact me directly. Here is an excerpt and link:


“Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unusual of places.  I’m a real fan of stand up comedy, and as any true stand-up fan will tell you, the only way to fully appreciate a show is to see it live.  I have spent many a Friday evening enjoying unheard-of-acts performing in small, intimate venues.

On one particular Friday night, admittedly after a few drinks, my mind wandered during the show.  I started to draw similarities between Business Analysis and stand up comedy.  How can such seemingly different disciplines be similar, I hear you ask!?  Let me explain…”

Read the rest of the article by clicking the link below: