Requirements Check List

In the process of preparing for our Product Requirements Master Class, we put together a check list for Product Managers to consider when writing each requirement in a Product Requirements Document.

Here it is:

  1. Is your product requirement useful?
  2. Is your product requirement couched in ‘positive’ language?
  3. Is your product requirement concise?
  4. Is your product requirement non-conflicting with other requirements in the document?
  5. Is your product requirement unambiguous?
  6. Is your product requirement satisfying a market requirement/customer need?
  7. Is your product requirement considering other people (service, sales) involved in the product?
  8. Is your product requirement in scope?
  9. Is your product requirement measurable?
  10. Is your product requirement conflicting with business objectives?

This list was generated after much debate and discussion with the Product Managers and the Business Analysts in our team.

I was also influenced by Scott Sehlhorst who wrote Writing Good Requirements, The Big Ten Rules .