Definitions Edit

General Edit

A requirement

is (1) a condition or capability needed by a user to solve a problem or achieve an objective; (2) a condition or capability that must be met or possessed by a system or system component to satisfy a contract, standard, specification or other formally imposed document.[1]
[is a] formalization of a need that is the statement of a capability or condition that a system, subsystem, or system component must have or meet to satisfy a contract, standard, or specification.[2]
establish[es] what the system is to do, how well it is to do it, and how it is to interact with other systems.[3]

Military Edit

A requirement is

an established need justifying the allocation of resources to achieve a capability to accomplish military objectives.[4]

References Edit

  1. IEEE Standard 610.12.
  2. Annual Assessment of the Internal Revenue Service Information Technology Program, at 38.
  3. Major Automated Information Systems: Selected Defense Programs Need to Implement Key Acquisition Practices, at 13.
  4. Army Networks: Opportunities Exist to Better Utilize Results from Network Integration Evaluations, at 3.

See also Edit

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