There is a short but interesting article in the January/Februart 2016 issue of CrossTalk magazine titled “Breakdown Model” that I thought was worth sharing on this site. The link is to the mobile version of the article so if opened on your desktop you may need to ‘swipe’ with your mouse to flip pages.
The abstract describes the focus of the article like this:
“Here we present a variant of the Harmony process, the breakdown model which focuses on not only developing software but deleting all possible scenarios for failures in each phase of the development process. This framework is adaptable with existing software development lifecycles.”
The article is actually quite short at about two pages. The idea it presents is quite interesting I think even if you don’t have a dedicated team as they propose, because it presents a different way of thinking that a BA can take to all of their requirements work.