Requirements management

Requirements management should:

  • ensure that all relevant stakeholders have the opportunity to express their wants and needs;
  • reconcile multiple stakeholder requirements to create a single viable set of objectives;
  • achieve stakeholder consensus on a baseline set of requirements.
Indicators Level 2 attributes

 

At level 2 requirements management this may be more focused on responding to the involvement of stakeholders who actively involve themselves in the procedure.

As a result some less proactive stakeholders may be missed resulting in some complexity being missed in the early stages.

It could also be the case that less influential stakeholders are not involved and some others may not have full confidence in the procedure.

At level 3 the input from proactive stakeholders will be the starting point for the involvement of less active stakeholders by the management team.

Appropriate techniques could include surveys, benefit identification workshops and so on. This may also be illustrated by the implementation of structured requirements management techniques such as value management.

 

Capture

Key stakeholders are consulted about requirements.

Analyse

The viability of all requirements is assessed.

Consult

Where necessary, clarification is sought and feedback provided to stakeholders.

 
Indicators Level 3 attributes
Capture

All requirements are captured from appropriate stakeholders using a range of techniques.

Stakeholders have confidence that their wants and needs will be considered fully and fairly.

Analyse

The implications of stakeholder wants and needs are fully understood with gaps, overlaps and conflicts removed.

Consult

All appropriate stakeholders are consulted. The best possible level of consensus is achieved and documented in a set of well specified baseline requirements.

 

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