Requirements Development: An Engineering Process Area at Maturity Level 3


The purpose of Requirements Development (RD) is to elicit, analyze, and establish customer, product, and product component requirements.


REQM works alongside RD to manage requirements, changes to requirements, and traceability and to ensure alignment of work products as requirements are developed.

Introductory Notes

This process area describes three types of requirements: customer requirements, product requirements, and product component requirements. Taken together, these requirements address the needs of relevant stakeholders, including needs pertinent to various product lifecycle phases (e.g., acceptance testing criteria) and product attributes (e.g., ...

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