Introduction:• Requirements Management process is treated as a documentation activity and is sometimesseen as a supportive...
Key Components of Requirements Management Process :At the time of project kick off, organizations need to ensure that they...
Key Components of Requirements Management Process :
Key Components of Requirements Management Process :
Key Components of Requirements Management Process :
Elements in a Requirements Package:There are various elements that are a part of a Requirements Package. A robust Requirem...
Elements in a Requirements Package:
Elements in a Requirements Package:
Importance of using Standard Tools:• Various requirements elicitation techniques include structured workshops and intervie...
Importance of using Standard Tools:• This is quite crucial during the life cycle of project execution. Other collaborative...
Collection of Metrics:• There are several metrics that need to be collected during the requirements managementprocess.• Th...
Conclusion:This presentation has highlighted the critical components of a requirements package, theimportance of using sta...
Critical success factors for successful requirements manangement
Critical success factors for successful requirements manangement
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This presentation highlights the important components of the requirements management process, the key features that a requirements package needs to have, the need to collect metrics and use tools to manage requirements during the lifecycle of a project.

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Critical success factors for successful requirements manangement

  1. 1. Introduction:• Requirements Management process is treated as a documentation activity and is sometimesseen as a supportive role to project execution.• The requirements management process can be made structured and robust by ensuring that thekey components of the process are in place, the requirements package has the necessaryelements, standard tools are used and metrics are collected and acted upon.• According appropriate importance to the requirements process will ensure higher likelihood ofproject success.• This paper highlights the important components of the requirements management process, thekey features that a requirements package needs to have, the need to collect metrics and use toolsto manage requirements during the lifecycle of a project.
  2. 2. Key Components of Requirements Management Process :At the time of project kick off, organizations need to ensure that they have the followingcomponents in place:
  3. 3. Key Components of Requirements Management Process :
  4. 4. Key Components of Requirements Management Process :
  5. 5. Key Components of Requirements Management Process :
  6. 6. Elements in a Requirements Package:There are various elements that are a part of a Requirements Package. A robust RequirementsPackage should contain the following details at the minimum:
  7. 7. Elements in a Requirements Package:
  8. 8. Elements in a Requirements Package:
  9. 9. Importance of using Standard Tools:• Various requirements elicitation techniques include structured workshops and interviews; jointapplication development sessions, storyboarding and surveys.• The outcome of these workshops are typically captured as meeting minutes or notes andpublished to key stakeholders and project participants. These notes serve as input for requirementsanalysis.• While the standard office productivity tools are good for capturing information pertaining toproject requirements, they are not meant to be collaborative tools. Word processingsoftware, spreadsheets and presentation tools facilitate information capture and sharing. Thesecannot be used to track changes to requirements’ features and the approvals to these changes.• This traceability is essential during the execution of a project and the standard office productivitytools do not support this important function. It is on this dimension that tools like Requisite Proscore positively. These tools allow requirements capture in a structured manner and facilitatemaintaining them dynamically, i.e., they permit tracking changes to the requirements and approvalswith traceability.
  10. 10. Importance of using Standard Tools:• This is quite crucial during the life cycle of project execution. Other collaborative tools likeSharePoint can be used during engagement execution to facilitate central storage, publishing andretrieval of documents.• Requirements management tools should support important features like traceability, integrationwith office productivity tools, support baseline creation and versioning besides being able toaccommodate all the features of the requirements management package detailed earlier
  11. 11. Collection of Metrics:• There are several metrics that need to be collected during the requirements managementprocess.• These metrics can be collected from requirement management tools, configuration managementsystems and testing tools.• Organizations should have the mechanism and discipline to capture, track and report metrics andtake corrective action where required.• The various metrics that can be collected and analyzed during the requirements managementprocess are covered in detail in Maveric’s Point Of View titled “Vital Metrics for RequirementsManagement”.
  12. 12. Conclusion:This presentation has highlighted the critical components of a requirements package, theimportance of using standard tools and techniques and the elements that should be present in arequirements package. Adopting these recommendations will help organizations improve theirmaturity level of requirements management process and help avoid the pitfalls associated withunstable / immature requirements management processes. According appropriate importance tothe requirements process will ensure higher likelihood of project success.

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