Join Terri Wagner for an in-depth discussion in this video Conducting requirements prioritization, part of Project Management Foundations: Requirements (2015).
- When constraints such as time or money…limit what you can accomplish…the priority of each noted requirement…becomes very important.…So you'll want to determine the relative importance…of each requirement,…decide which requirements need more analysis…to best understand their priority…and look at which requirements should be implemented first.…Requirements are ultimately constrained…by budgets and schedules.…So you'll need to consider the trade offs…in desired functionality to meet those constraints.…
Prioritization of requirements assists…with this decision making.…In order to prioritize your requirements…you'll need to decide with the assistance…of your stakeholders what requirements are must-haves,…what requirements are good-to-haves…and what requirements are like-to-haves.…Requirements prioritization is a consultative process.…The customer makes the final decision.…Remember too that all quality-related requirements…are must-haves.…
Let's look at three sample prioritization scales.…Our first scale will sort requirements…
- Differentiate among enterprise, stakeholder, and requirement analyses.
- Summarize the elicitation process.
- Explain the importance of avoiding assumptions.
- Describe how to prioritize requirements.
- Identify techniques for conducting requirements analysis.
- Recall how to create a well-formed requirements checklist.
- Explain the guidelines for conducting technical reviews.
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Reviewing the Requirements Framework
2. Gathering Requirements
3. Analyzing Requirements
4. Specifying Requirements
5. Validating Requirements
6. Managing Requirements
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