Unit 5: Requirements Analysis
Requirements analysis is the process of itemising what we need to successfully deliver our project.
It demands extensive consultation with our stakeholders and other sources of knowledge to:
- Break down all the work that needs to be done into tasks
- Estimate the time and resources required to complete each task, and
- Define acceptance criteria – these are agreed standards that let everyone know when a task is complete and ready for delivery to the next step in the chain.
In this Unit will also begin to look at the procurement process; specifically, the work involved from going to tender to entering into a contract.
As many (most?) projects require at least some resources and services that are not immediately available within the organisation, effective management of the procurement process can bring significant benefits to the project and team.