Validate Requirements


The purpose of Validate Requirements is to ensure that all requirements and designs align to the business requirements and support the delivery of needed value.


Requirements validation is an ongoing process to ensure that stakeholder, solution, and transition requirements align to the business requirements and that the designs satisfy the requirements.

Understanding what the desired future state looks like for stakeholders after their needs have been met is valuable to business analysts when validating requirements. The overall goal of implementing the requirements is to achieve the stakeholders’ desired future state. In many cases, stakeholders have different, conflicting needs and expectations that may be exposed through the validation

  • Requirements (specified and modelled)
  • Elements:
    • Identify Assumptions
    • Define Measurable Evaluation Criteria
    • Evaluate Alignment with Solution Scope
    Guidelines and Tools:
    • Business Objectives
    • Future State Description
    • Potential Value
    • Solution Scope
  • Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria
  • Financial Analysis
  • Item Tracking
  • Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Reviews
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Stakeholders:
    • All stakeholders
  • Requirements (validated)
  • Knowledge Area:
  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition