Defending Against Requirement Defects

Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $24.95
PMI PDUs: 1.0
Requirements Experts is a PMI Registered Education Provider (REP).
Our REP ID is 1217.

A James Martin study found that a majority of defects (56%) identified in testing have their root causes in poorly defined requirements

So how can we defend against requirement defects on our own projects?

In this 60 minute webinar, we will discuss the sources of five of the most common requirement defects and explore the various methods you can apply to defend against their occurrence. You will learn how to guard against missing requirements that are not identified until late in the project and result in expensive rework. Requirements based on incorrect information is problematic as well and we will show you what you can do to get the information you need to write correct and complete requirements. We will provide you with methods and tools to look for and avoid ambiguities. Poorly written requirements can be a thing of the past as we discuss the simple rules for writing good requirements. The problems of misplaced and missing requirements are also addressed so that you can avoid late surprises.

The majority of defects found in testing may be attributable to poorly defined requirements but it does not have to be that way.

We hope you can join us.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why good requirements are important and the cost to fix requirement defects as we progress through the life cycle
  • Discuss the sources of five common requirement defects and explore the methods and tools you can apply to prevent their occurrence
  • Understand the importance of scope and how it sets the foundation for good requirements
  • Learn how to engage your stakeholders as you elicit requirements covering the system’s or product’s life cycle
  • Learn best practices for writing good requirements


Cheryl Hill, PMP, Requirements Experts

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