Once requirements are put in writing they become a subject to some management activities. There are different aspects of requirements management like:

  • Requirements identification – the requirements identification assuring that each requirement has a unique identification so it can be traced to other requirements, project/product information, as well as identifying and capturing the source of each requirement,
  • Traceability – The requirements traceability is the ability to describe and follow the life of a  requirement, in both a forward and backward direction, i.e. from its origins, through its development and specification, to its subsequent deployment and use, and through periods of ongoing refinement and iteration in any of these phases.
  • Change management
  • Version management