Documenting Requirements

Now that you've employed the tools and techniques of this process to gather requirements, you'll want to record them in a requirements document. Stakeholders sometimes have short memories, particularly on long-term projects, so documenting requirements and obtaining their approval is essential for project success. And you will use the requirements documentation throughout the project to manage stakeholder and customer expectations. This is a lot easier to accomplish when they've agreed to the requirements ahead of time and you have their approval documented.

I've already mentioned the first output of this process, which is requirements documentation. The remaining two outputs are the requirements management plan (this could be a subsidiary plan to the project management plan) and the requirements traceability matrix. I'll describe each in detail next.

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