Requirement Life Cycle Management

What is Lifecycle of Requirement?

Requirement lifecycle involves a number of phases and at times it can be a complicated process. The nature of the process depends on the methodology you choose for your software development like Agile, Waterfall, Incremental, etc. Each phase may involve a lot of paperwork and approval procedure. It also deals with the project documents like a project proposal, project management plan, project scope, and the business case. Let see some of the common requirement lifecycle required to know for a Business Analyst.

Requirement Life Cycle Diagram
Requirement Life Cycle Diagram

Phase 1: Requirement Definition

It is one of the primary phases of the requirement gathering process commonly known as Requirement extraction.

Once the requirement is gathered, it can be organized in folders logically as per product release or sprint.

These requirements are analyzed further to prepare facts and figures for a business analyst to track possible result based on analysis. This procedure is referred as Impact Assessment.

Phase 2: Requirement Validation

The requirement validation phase includes analyzing the needs or conditions required to meet a new or altered product considering needs of the various stakeholders.

For the success of any project, validating requirements is very important. Requirement validation includes checking the specification, wireframe, High Fidelity Simulation, Traceability Analysis, etc.

There are requirement validation tools that do validation with very less human intervention.

Phase 3: Requirement Documentation

Requirement documents should cover following things

  • Project stakeholders requirement
  • Business analysis plan
  • Current state analysis
  • Scope statement specification

Phase 4: Requirement Management

Requirement Management process includes planning, monitoring, analyzing, communicating and managing of those requirements. If the requirements are not managed well, the end product will get affected adversely. There are requirement management tools available online which help you to manage the requirements with minimum hurdles.