1 January 2008

Requirements risk management

I am still on holidays, but here is someting you chilled northern hemisphere people might be interested in.

Adrian Marchis has posted an article I wrote a few months ago for Modern Analyst on Requirements Risk Management.

The high level concept is bringing the principles project risk management to requirements management.

Take a look (here) and if you are interested in commenting I am interested in hearing your thoughts.


  1. Nice article and there is true value in the usage.
    The challenge that i see in this situation is thst since Requirements risks are risks that are associated directly to specific requirements, the process for identification, mitigation, monitoring and escalation should be ingrained within the requirement & Analysis process, perhaps through a template of sorts. I have used a process called volere (http://www.volere.co.uk/) that has a template that will customize well to include Requirement Risks.

  2. Thanks for the comment.

    The purpose of the article was to draw attention to managing risk for requiremnts.

    Efective risk management has been identified as an area for many project practitioners to improve upon. Similarly effective requirements management continues to be the exception to the rule.

    Looking at each of these knowledge areas through a new lens (RRM) is intended to increase peoples's awareness and skill in managing both risks and requirements.

    I agree with you that the practice should, as with all project knowledge areas and processes, be integrated into general practice.

    Thanks for pointing me at the volare website. Can you elaborate further on the tempalte you refer to?