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    Requirements states - 14 and counting

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    Like human beings, requirements also have a life cycle. They take birth, they grow and

    finally they may die as well. So it is worthwhile to understand different statuses

    requirements may have. Here are the few that I have gathered in my requirements

    engineering career:


    1. Unstated / Latent - A need exists but it is not expressed


    2. Stated - Stakeholder has expressed the need


    3. Documented - Requirements have been documented


    4. Elaborated - Requirement has been detailed out


    5. Modeled - Has been expressed using modeling language


    6. Verified - Requirement has been verified for quality


    7. Agreed - Stakeholders agree to the verified requirement


    8. Validated - Requirement is proved to be beneficial to the organization


    9. Prioritized / Ranked - Requirement has been ranked for development


    10. Developed / Procured - Requirement is developed


    11. Tested - Requirement has been tested


    12. Implemented - Requirements has been deployed in production


    13. Retired - Requirement has been retired as it has expired its utility


    14. Rejected - Requirements can also get rejected during the lifecycle if they are not

    found useful to the organization or inherently incorrect.

    Do let us know if you have come across other states which were useful in your project


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