ASIP-PM2-3 Requirement Types


Requirements are conditions or tasks that must be completed to ensure the success or completion of a project (Scavetta, 2022). Requirements are collected from project stakeholders and should be clear, concise, verifiable, consistent, complete, and traceable (PMI, 2021). Requirements help answer the question: what is needed from this project for it to be successful? There are three types of requirements: business, solution/technical, and stakeholder requirements (Scavetta, 2022).

Scenario: Remember Yasmin? As you may remember from our example of Principles of Universal Design and our lesson on Leadership Styles, Yasmin is now a Software Development Intern. Currently, she's working on a project to research a new technology, "ASIPStudio", and present her findings back to her team.

Yasmin's supervisor has a few requirements for her project:

  1. It must be presented in a format that aligns with existing team software for ease of access; in this case, Yasmin's team uses Microsoft Office suite.
  2. It must tell us if it can be used to meet corporate social responsibility (CSR) needs.
  3. Yasmin's research must come with an accompanying business report so members from other teams can read and use the results. This was requested by another team's manager.
  4. From Yasmin's research, her supervisor would like to hear recommendations for next steps for the team.

Which of these are "business requirements", "stakeholder requirements" and "solution/technical requirements"?

Instruction: Drag each requirement to match it with the category where it fits best.

References: Available in H5P metadata. 

Attribution: This activity is used in the Arts & Science Internship Program's open educational resource, "Ideation and Planning Skills for Employment Success", available through eCampusOntario's Open Library in Spring 2023.

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