Understanding Scope and Requirements Management Plans

Requirements Management Plans

Understanding Scope and Requirements Management Plans



In my previous article, I have talked about all that you need to know about Change Control Board for projects. In this article, I want to look at all that you need to know about Requirements Management Plans for projects. Follow me as we will look at that together in this article.


Requirements Management Plans

Scope management plans…

A scope management plan is a planning document that describes how a project team will define, verify, manage, and control of the project scope.


The plan can be either formal or informal, depending on the need of the project.



The project manager of the geothermal energy program. Racheal Tagon, worked with the core project team to construct the scope management plan. The plan contains a description of how frequently and extensively the scope is expected to change, how the project team will identify , discuss , and classify changes to the scope  and who will approve the changes.


A requirement management plans is a document that describes how project requirements will be analysed , documented , and managed throughout the project life cycle. Phase to phase relationships between various phases of the project strongly influence how requirements are managed.


Components of the requirements management plan require project manager to choose the most effective relationships to aid the success of the project and document this approach in the plan.


The components include…

  • Methods to plan , track, and report requirements activities
  • Configuration management related activities
  • Process for requirements prioritization
  • Format and guidelines on developing traceability Matrix for requirements.

Typical example…

The project manager of Fourth Mouse Warehouse Software Project, Salawu Samson , prepares the requirements documentation for the project. Samson documents the requirements collected during the Warehouse Management Essential Requirements workshop and through subsequent interviews conducted with each stakeholder.


He creates the requirements management plan with information on how these requirements will be analysed , documented, and managed throughout the project life cycle.



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