Requirements Definition


We believe that the process of defining what clients require in a software package is one of the hardest parts of the entire evaluation effort.  The amount of effort spent here will directly affect the likelihood of a best software match.

At its core, the definition of a requirement is the declaration of need that has some component of measurability.

Some attributes of a good requirement are:

  • It must be clear and not open to interpretation.
  • It must be measurable.
  • It must be relevant to your organization.  If you buy “canned” requirements, it’s possible that you are including requirements that really aren’t really relevant to your needs.
  • Again, the amount of time and effort spent here can greatly affect the outcome of a software selection project.  Lupine Partners will guide clients during this process to ensure their requirements match their functional needs.

    Visit our Resources page for more information on Requirements Definition and other components of the Software Selection process.