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Managing IT Projects for Business Change - From risk to success by Chris Dale, Jeff Morgan

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APPENDIX C

THE MOSCOW RULES FOR CATEGORISING REQUIREMENTS

This way of categorising requirements is associated with the Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), used in prototyping and accelerated development approaches. It sets up a disciplined way of categorising requirements, for two reasons:

  • so that the priorities are considered carefully;
  • so that, during development, decisions about timing can be made in the framework of priorities set when the requirements were defined.

Every requirement is allocated a category:

  • Must do: requirements that are essential to the system sought by the business. These must be completed during the project unless a formal change is agreed. In ISO, the terms used to describe these requirements are ‘shall’ ...

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