From voices to product requirements – characteristics

Whether you are writing functional requirements, non-functional requirements, business requirements, or constraints, your requirements must meet certain characteristics to be beneficial to an organization. The characteristics of good requirements are:

  • Attainable
  • Valuable
  • Concise
  • Design free
  • Complete
  • Clear, consistent, and unambiguous
  • Verifiable
  • Traceable
  • Measurable
  • Atomic
  • Prioritized


I have always been a believer in pushing the development team to the very edge of their capabilities, resulting in products they did not even believe they could create. However, there is a fine line between pushing the team to the limits of their abilities and asking for the impossible, or for something the organization ...

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