About Requirements Quest


Our Philosophy

The Requirements Quest philosophy is captured in our logo, which we refer to as “the hand”. The hand symbolizes the importance of stakeholder involvement, both internal and external, as a critical factor for project success. The goal of a successful Requirements Management Process is to get a consistent interpretation of the requirements from all the stakeholders.

Requirements Quest applies a proven repeatable, five-stage Requirements Management Process that significantly elevates the involvement of the right stakeholders, and fosters a collaborative team approach with increased commitment to the requirements.

The five stages of the process are symbolized by the five fingers on “the hand.” The first four fingers represent the iterative activities of requirements development: Elicitation, Analysis, Representation, and Validation. Upon successful refinement, detailing, and approval of the requirements, the requirements are baselined in the Change Control stage (represented by the thumb) where requests for change are monitored to maintain scope.

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Our Story

Founded in 2001, Requirements Quest is an industry leader in requirements management and business analysis consultancy. Requirements Quest is renowned for its Requirements Quest Process — a superior, repeatable approach to requirements elicitation, analysis, representation, and validation, which is deployed on client consulting engagements.

As a solution-driven company, we are devoted to working with our clients to improve their requirements development and management processes, and committed to developing the skills of business analysis practitioners. Our highly-credible consultants bring years of practical experience and knowledge into your organization, and work diligently to transfer that knowledge and promote the development of your own internal requirements expertise.

Our goal is bringing your business into focus® so you can achieve effective and efficient business results. Our unique training provides a role-based approach to implementing requirements practices. Quality requirements and successful software projects are not the sole responsibility of the business analyst role; rather, quality requirements are the result of collaboration from multiple stakeholders.

We proudly sponsor the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), and founded the Greater Madison Chapter, Wisconsin, USA. Through our participation in the Endorsed Education Provider (EEP) program of IIBA®, we enhance the skills of thousands of practitioners in business analysis and requirements management techniques.

"Roxanne’s passion and depth of knowledge about business analysis is inspiring. Her presentations are full of energy, enthusiasm and fun! We have incorporated many of the tools and techniques delivered in Requirements Quest’s training seminars to our Project Process with immediate improvement and success. Business Analysts, and other project stakeholders alike, reap a variety of methods that can be used to navigate through the challenges faced on a daily basis." – Clare Jones, Wipfli, LLC "I had the pleasure of bringing Roxanne into our organization as we identified opportunities to elevate the skills of business analysts through better elicitation techniques. Her teaching style is very effective and the use of real-life scenarios helps to bring the academic and practical application together. Her passion is infectious and given the opportunity, she will make a positive impact to any organization looking to improve the relationship between Business and IT." – Debbie Granelli, MassMutual Financial Group "Roxanne is a resourceful, creative, and solution-oriented business owner and business analyst. Roxanne is tireless and always comes up with new and innovative approaches to problems at hand. Roxanne is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas from many different angles. She’s able to see the big picture, yet dive into the details to deliver results. She’s very helpful and puts in the extra mile to help not only customers but anyone with an issue she can help with. On the interpersonal side, Roxanne is a joy to work with. She works extremely well with staff at all levels. She is highly respected, as both a person and a professional, by colleagues and executives." – Peter Gilbertson, CUNA Mutual Group "Roxanne is an excellent consultant on Requirements Management. She provides the right balance between the science of “doing requirements right” with the practical reality of applying the methodology in a real-life business environment. Roxanne has a great coaching and mentoring style — and used good examples and exercises in her courses to instill the knowledge in her students. I continue to utilize what I learned from Roxanne during the time I worked with her and believe that our business analysts learned a core skill that immediately increased their effectiveness on day one." – Michele Stanton, QBE the Americas "Our firm hired Roxanne to bring to life our vision of a cutting edge service management application. She delivered on the assignment with comprehensive requirements documents, but along the way managed to put her stamp on our company and our management team as well. Working with Roxanne enhanced the skills of several key leaders in our organization. She was fully invested in the process and sharing her knowledge. Her creativity enhanced the application tremendously. An expert in her field, Roxanne is committed to growth and the growth of her clients, and is a lot of fun to work with to boot. We hope to work with Roxanne again in the future." – Micheal Herman, HSA Home Warranty “Codeworks is always looking for the highest quality consultants within their field or discipline. We have found that partnering with Requirements Quest has allowed us to attract more high end Business Analysts, as well as, maintain the strong performance of our existing staff. Roxanne has been very flexible in working with us; from customizing courseware to providing a flexible class schedule. We consider Requirements Quest to be an integral part of our Business Analysis services.” – Mark Theisen, Codeworks, Inc.
Requirements Super Freak Roxanne Miller of Requirements Quest

Roxanne Miller, CBAP

Roxanne Miller is the Requirements Super Freak. She has been involved in the Information Technology (IT) industry since 1984 and founded Requirements Quest® in 2001. She has been consulting on requirements process improvement and business analysis practices for over 20 years. Roxanne earned a bachelor degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) at the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA.

As a result of her expertise, passion, and energizing presentation style, Roxanne is a frequent speaker at business analysis industry conferences such as BusinessAnalystWorld. Furthermore, she is a back-by-popular-demand speaker for non-profit organizations such as Project Management Institute (PMI), Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN), and Wisconsin Information Systems Quality Assurance (WISQA).

Roxanne is an active member and advocate of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®), and is a Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®). She founded the IIBA Greater Madison Chapter, Wisconsin, USA, and served as President from 2006 to 2011. Additionally, Roxanne helped Wisconsin IIBA chapters unite and launch an annual event, WI BADD® (Wisconsin Business Analyst Development Day), which is devoted to the education, development, and networking opportunities for business analysis professionals.

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