Subsystem Requirements

Subsystem requirements are the product-specific content, capabilities, limitations, and look and feel of the planned end product. It is advisable to classify further functional requirements into logical groups of requirements, for example, purchasing and forecasting. Still further organizations may desire to ensure that art requirements, text requirements, and action requirements are identified and then arranged together in the flow of the logical grouping selected.

By classifying requirements, three very important things are accomplished. The first of these is staff composition because it should be clear what skill sets are needed. The second is that it becomes easier to see what test scenarios need to be developed and when the test scenarios provide many (requirements) to one (test) opportunities and when multiple tests may be required to demonstrate the full capability of one requirement. This type of information helps in planning the overall testing effort because the scope of the effort can be predicted more accurately thus ensuring the machines, networks, and people needed for testing are in place when the system is ready to be tested.

The third thing classifying requirements is to simplify the change controls essential to managing requirements. The value in this is that during the course of the project should technology shift or requirements change, the total impact of the change can be assessed because all components of the change will be identified early in the process. Neither the customer nor the developer will get to the end of the project thinking all is well only to find out that something fell through the cracks. The requirements list becomes easy to reference, maintain, and use when the requirements are classified by type.

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Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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