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APPENDIX C

Purpose

The objective of the requirements planning procedure is to guide the enactment of the requirements elicitation process. The procedure involves establishing an agreement among the project’s stakeholders on who will do what, and by when the process tasks should be accomplished.

Definitions

No

Term

Definition

1

Requirements Gathering

The basic activity addresses the receipt of requirements that a customer and/or stakeholder provides definition what is needed or desired. These requirements may or may not be stated in technical terms.

2

Requirements Elicitation

Eliciting goes beyond gathering requirements by proactively identifying additional requirements not explicitly provided by customers.

Entry Criteria (OR)

No

Criteria

Exit Criteria Of

1

Partial PMP Approval

RITS_PM_Initiation_Procedure

2

Rework from Requirements Elicitation

RITS_PD_Requirements_Elicitation_Procedure

Inputs

No

Input

Coming from/Output Of

1

Request For Proposal (RFP)

Pre-Sales Phase

2

Proposal (and Pre-Sales Documents)

Pre-Sales Phase

3

Statement Of Work (SOW)

(or Project Initiation Documents)

Pre-Sales Phase

4

Approved Partial PMP

RITS_PM_Initiation_Procedure

5

Historical database

Previous Projects (if exists)

6

Related Regulations/Standards

Contract (if applicable)

Activities

No

Activity

Responsible

Input

Output

Temp/Form

1

Assign a person to engineer and manage requirements for the project.

PM

PMP

Assigned

Analyst

 

 

2

Review the given ‘problem description’ to gain understanding of the required product.

AN

All Procedure Inputs

Understood

Problem

 

3

Identifies the individuals and/or groups with a stake in the success of the project.

AN

RFP

Stakeholders List

RITS_PD_ Requirement_ Elicitation_ Plan_ Template

 4

Identify acceptance  criteria and document acceptance criteria for requirements elicitation procedures.

AN

RFP

Acceptance Criteria

RITS_PD_ Requirement_ Elicitation_ Plan_ Template

5

Develop a plan for requirements elicitation and document it.

AN

RFP

Requirement Elicitation Plan

RITS_PD_ Requirement_ Elicitation_ Plan_ Template

6

Risk assessment should start at this point; risks to the project development should be identified and assessed.

AN and PM

Requirements Elicitation Plan

Identified Risks

RITS_PM_ Risk_ Management_

Form

7

Review the plan to reach consensus on its contents. Affected groups should ensure that they have (or can acquire) required resources to deploy the plan.

Stakeholders

Requirement Elicitation Plan

Updated Requirements Elicitation Plan

RITS_PM_ Risk_ Management_

Form

8

Communicate the plan to the customer and make needed updates.

PM, AN

Updated Requirements Elicitation Plan

Updated Requirements Elicitation Plan

 

9

Review the elicitation plan.

PM

Updated Requirements Elicitation Plan

Updated Requirements Elicitation Plan

 

10

Add outputs to the CM repository.

AN

Updated Requirements Elicitation Plan

Stored Requirements Elicitation Plan

 

11

Collect measurements as per the identified metrics below.

PM

Stored Requirements Elicitation Plan

Measurements

 

12

Monitor the progress.

PM

Measurements

Deviations

 

13

Approve the outputs of the procedure.

PM

Updated Requirements Elicitation Plan

Approved Requirements Elicitation Plan

 

Outputs

No

Output

Going To/Input Of

1

Approved Requirements Elicitation Plan    

RITS_PD_Requirements_Elicitation_Procedure

Exit Criteria

No

Criteria

Entry Criteria Of

1

Requirements Elicitation Plan Approval

RITS_PD_Requirements_Elicitation_Procedure

Metrics

These measures can be useful to support the process enactment, or future enactments:

·         Actual versus planned time and effort

Subjects for Review

·         Requirements Elicitation Plan

Records

·         MOM

·         Communication with customer (such as e-mails)

Configurable Items

·         Requirements Elicitation Plan

·         Risks Database

 

Quality Management System (QMS)