Requirements Management

Requirements Management

Good requirements management ensures benefits realization

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.

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

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.

How to reverse the trend? Focus on culture, people and processes that support effective requirements management. See more in our Pulse of the Profession In-Depth Report.


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Resources on requirements management


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