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Business Analysis - Third edition by Donald Yeates, James Cadle, Debra Paul

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11     DOCUMENTING AND MANAGING REQUIREMENTS

Debra Paul

INTRODUCTION

This chapter is concerned with two of the key elements of requirements engineering – documenting the requirements that have been gathered and managing those requirements in such a way that they can be traced through the business change process, from source to delivery. Documenting requirements clearly is vital for the success of a project. Many projects have failed because they have lacked well-formed definitions of the requirements.

THE IMPORTANCE OF DOCUMENTATION

There are many reasons for needing good documentation. First, it enables communication within the project team and provides a basis for ensuring that all of the related requirements are consistent with each other. ...

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