Requirements elaborate on the project goal; with a detail of the product life-cycle inclusive of the bounding resource allocations necessary to complete the project. Generally the project requirements extend the scope by facilitating a more extensive dialogue with stakeholders, stakeholder counter-parties and potential customers. The deliverable of the requirements phase is a detailed outline of what will be completed by the project, objectives, with what resources will be consumed to complete the project. In parallel, the requirements phase provides additional sets of information artifacts:

  • actor (roles) and groups of project participants
  • types of project procedures and processes (workflows)
  • outstanding communication policies between actors
  • a common vocabulary to assure an effective understanding between all project participants, inclusive of any potential customer roles.

Requirements let the development of essential artifacts for product architects, designers and project managers to begin work.