Unit 5: Requirements Analysis

Requirements analysis is the process of itemizing what we need to deliver our project successfully.

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.

This Unit will also 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 organization, effective procurement process management can significantly benefit the project and team.