Requirements Management

Requirements Management Knowledge Center of Excellence

Good requirements management ensures benefits realization

As the global environment becomes more complex, the pressure is on to deliver the right results. You can't afford failures caused by poor or inaccurate requirements.

Poor requirements management is a major cause of project failure, second only to changing organization priorities.
Source: PMI 2014 Pulse of the Profession® study.

However, our latest Pulse of the Profession® research has some startling findings for organizations:

  • Only 49 percent have the resources in place to do requirements management properly;
  • Only one-third say that their leadership values requirements management as a critical competency for projects and strategic initiatives; and
  • 53 percent fail to use a formal process to validate requirements in an unbiased way.

When properly implemented and supported, the critical competency of managing requirements enables you to exceed stakeholder expectations, improve performance, meet expected project benefits and achieve tangible business outcomes.

Use the resources in the Knowledge Center to improve your requirements management capabilities and maturity, and your project or program success.

Resources on requirements management

Requirements management resource library

Explore PMI’s extensive resources on requirements management, including Congress papers, white papers, case studies and articles by experts in the field. Complimentary downloads for PMI members.

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