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Ignition Guide to Capturing Requirements

Published: 27 October 2016

ID: G00339019

Analyst(s): Applications Research Team


This guide includes documents that will help you set up standardized process to capture functional and nonfunctional requirements, identify relevant stakeholders for requirement gathering, and validate and verify requirements on quality standards.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 5: Plan to Collect Business Requirements

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 5: Understand Requirements Elicitation Objectives


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 5: Collect High-Level Business Requirements


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 5: Document and Validate Requirements


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 5: Monitor Changes in Requirements

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

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