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Three Best Practices That Every Product Requirements Document Must Follow

Published: 20 July 2018

ID: G00362730

Analyst(s): Tim Zimmerman


Product requirements documents lose their focus for reasons ranging from not enough time to define the technology, to the business requirements. Technology product managers must use these three critical best practices to stay on track or risk program failure.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Eliminate Any Verbiage on How to Design a Product, and Require That PRDs Identify What Business Problem Is Being Solved
  • Validate the PRD Program Differentiators as a Critical Criterion for Any Program Funding
  • Challenge All Forecast Predictions, and Get Sales Buy-In for the Business Case

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