I have this poster in my workplace so it makes my life easy. As I get a new Business requirements request, the first thing I do is blindly go with a grammar-less bullet point document for the first 15 mins adding all the points I gut feel and whatever you have received. It works well and like a charm.
Next thing to do is write a short email with your immediate questions asking the stakeholders/relevant party to be more clear. I believe in doing work smarter and faster. In case of a Y/N decision-making, use the 60 seconds rule but make sure you have the research done before
So before you take a project ask these following questions as a BA:
- Where are the previous documents?
- What is the deadline of the project and how did the scope meet the business needs.
- Question everything required on business, A BA should really know the business reasons better than anyone.
Work Smarter and faster!