Single Release Hardware Page 1 of 13 Phase 4: Requirements Analysis
PHASE 4: REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS PHASE
The Requirements Analysis Phase begins when the previous phase objectives have been
achieved. Documentation related to user requirements from the Concept Development Phase and
the Planning Phase shall be used as the basis for further user needs analysis and the development
of detailed requirements.
Successful completion of the Requirements Analysis Phase should comprise:
• Definition of approved requirements
• Creation of the System Requirements Document and Requirements Traceability Matrix
• Development of planned test activities
• Approval to progress to the Design Phase
The purpose of the Requirements Analysis Phase is to transform the needs and high-level
requirements specified in earlier phases into unambiguous (measurable and testable), traceable,
complete, consistent, and stakeholder-approved requirements.
2.0 DELIVERABLES AND APPROVALS
SDLC deliverables help State agencies successfully plan, execute, and control IT projects by
providing a framework to ensure that all aspects of the project are properly and consistently
defined, planned, and communicated. The SDLC templates provide a clear structure of required
content along with boilerplate language agencies may utilize and customize. State agencies may
use formats other than the templates, as long as the deliverables include all required content.
The development and distribution of SDLC deliverables:
• Ensure common understanding among Planning Team members and stakeholders,
• Serve as a reminder of specified plans as projects become increasingly complex,
• Provide agency senior management and other State officials insight into project risks and
• Encourage the execution of repeatable and consistent processes,
• Facilitate the implementation of project management and agency IT best practices, and
• Result in a comprehensive record of project performance useful for many purposes (e.g. staff
knowledge transfer, budgetary and other assessment activities, lessons learned).
During the development of documentation, the Planning Team should:
• Write comprehensive, easy to understand documents with no redundant information.
• Develop an organized document repository for critical project information, so Planning Team
members can easily access, store, and reference project documents and other deliverables
from all life cycle phases.
• Implement routine deliverable reviews to correct inaccuracy, incompleteness, and