PMI Releases a Requirements Management Guide

The Project Management Institute has published and released as a free download (apparently, for a limited time) their new “REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT: A PRACTICE GUIDE”.


It’s a 93 page document, and you can get a free copy (after filling out a form) here.

The Guide is strongly integrated with the Project Management Body of Knowledge and has the following sections:

  • Requirements management overview (discussing the interactions with PMBOK’s process groups and knowledge areas)
  • Needs assessment (split into portfolio-, program- and project-level activities)
  • Requirements management planning (with special attention to stakeholders)
  • Requirements elicitation
  • Requirements analysis (including backlog management techniques)
  • Requirements monitoring and controlling
  • Solution evaluation
  • Project or phase closure

My first impression is that this Guide is a great resource to help one design and implement a requirements management strategy, but other resources are required to give you practical knowledge of requirements management tactics (i.e. tools and techniques).