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It’s that time of year we all look so forward to, when we get to wish our colleagues around the requirements world a bit of SeiCheer with our holiday medley of songs. And worry not, if the 2009 collection isn’t enough for you, you can go back in history and read our 2008 songs, 2007 songs, and our original 2006 songs!

Without further ado, sing along with us….

We wish you a Merry Release
We wish you a Merry Release
We wish you a Merry Release
We wish you a Merry Release and we hope it is near.
Requirements we bring to you and the team
Requirements for Release and we hope it is near.

Oh, bring us a new prototype
Oh, bring us a new prototype
Oh, bring us a new prototype and we’ll love it, no fear

We won’t go until we see it
We won’t go until we see it
We won’t go until we see it, so send the link here

We wish you a Merry Release
We wish you a Merry Release
We wish you a Merry Release and we hope it is near!

Oh Project SME
Oh Project SME! O Project SME!
Thy needs are so unchanging
O Project SME! O Project SME!
Thy needs are so unchanging
Not only at start are they clear,
But also when ’tis launch is near.
O Project SME! O Project SME!
Thy needs are so unchanging!

O Project SME! O Project SME!
Much time thou can’st give me
O Project SME! O Project SME!
Much time thou can’st give me
How often has the Project SME
Afforded us the scope for free!
O Project SME! O Project SME!
Much time thou can’st give me.

Rockin’ Around the Requirements
Rocking around the Requirements
at the discovery workshop
Feature lists hung where you can see
Ev’ry executive tries to stop

You will get a validated feeling
When you hear voices saying
“Let’s be jolly; Deck the walls with flows, oh golly!”

Rocking around the Requirements
Have a happy launch day
Everyone’s drawing merrily
In a new best practice way

Rocking around the Requirements
Let the user stories sing
Later we’ll write some data flows
and we’ll do some modeling

You will get a validated feeling
When you hear voices saying
“Let’s be jolly; Deck the walls with flows, oh golly”

Rocking around the Requirements
Have a happy launch day
Everyone’s drawing merrily
In a new best practiced way

Rudolph the Brown-Nosing BA
Rudolph the brown-nosing BA
had a huge need to know.
And those who ever met him,
hoped they’d just let him go

All of the other BAs
used to scowl and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph
join in any BA games.

Then one foggy release eve
VP came to say:
“Rudolph you are so very bright,
won’t you guide my launch tonight?”

Then all the BAs loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the brown-nosing BA,
make our sponsors so happy!

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