Best Practices

Five Best Practices for Writing Requirements

Best Practices for Writing Requirements Better requirements lead to clearer, more effective communication between a product’s stakeholders — creating ripple effects across the entire organization including greater transparency; less rework; and, accelerated development without sacrificing product quality. While writing requirements is both an art and a science that will vary by context, there are a few best practices to consider.

In an ideal world, every individual user, business, and functional requirement would exhibit the following qualities: complete, correct, feasible, necessary, prioritized, unambiguous, verifiable, consistent, modifiable, and traceable.

We recently created an infographic of best practices to help keep teams aligned and reduce the chance of rework and product failure.

Download the full infographic to learn learn more about writing requirements, including:

  • Understand the problem
  • Define requirements hierarchy
  • Let the designers design
  • Be unambiguous
  • Use requirements templates and group discussions

Read the full infographic to see our tried and true best practices for writing requirements.