Verify Requirements


The purpose of Verify Requirements is to ensure that requirements and designs specifications and models meet quality standards and are usable for the purpose they serve.


Verifying requirements ensures that the requirements and designs have been defined correctly. Requirements verification constitutes a check by the business analyst and key stakeholders to determine that the requirements and designs are ready for validation, and provides the information needed for further work to be

A high-quality specification is well written and easily understood by its intended audience. A high-quality model follows the formal or informal notation standards and effectively represents reality.

The most important characteristic of quality requirements and designs is fitness for use. They must meet the needs of stakeholders who will use them for a particular purpose. Quality is ultimately determined by stakeholders.

  • Characteristics of Requirements and Designs Quality
    • Atomic
    • Complete
    • Consistent
    • Concise
    • Feasible
    • Unambiguous
    • Testable
    • Prioritized
    • Understandable
  • Verification Activities
  • Checklists
Guidelines and Tools:
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management Tools
  • Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria
  • Item Tracking
  • Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Reviews
  • Stakeholders:
    • All stakeholders
  • Requirements (verified)
  • Knowledge Area:
  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition