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TOPIC: Difference between Requirement Management Plan and Requirement Traceability Matrix

Difference between Requirement Management Plan and Requirement Traceability Matrix 3 years 9 months ago #12842

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Can someone help to tell the difference between RMP and RTM?

Difference between Requirement Management Plan and Requirement Traceability Matrix 3 years 9 months ago #12846

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The requirements management plan (RMP) is a document that describes how requirements will be analyzed, documented, and managed throughout the project. It is frequently published in conjunction with the requirements traceability matrix (RTM). Both the RMP and RTM are supposed to be created along with the requirements specifications, and all three documents act as key inputs in the creation of the project plan document. The excerpt from Project Scope Management: A Practical Guide to Requirements for Engineering, Product, Construction, IT and Enterprise Projects discusses creating the RMP and the RTM.

See: www.ittoday.info/Excerpts/Project_Scope_Management.htm
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Difference between Requirement Management Plan and Requirement Traceability Matrix 7 months 3 weeks ago #26445

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The requirement document as described in the requirements management plan, what is the definition of RTM?

Difference between Requirement Management Plan and Requirement Traceability Matrix 7 months 2 weeks ago #26508

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The definition of the RTM as per the PMBoK guide is as follows:

" Requirements traceability matrix:
The requirements traceability matrix links product requirements from their origin to the deliverables that satisfy them."

In a bit more detail :

A requirements traceability matrix will track each requirement from its first entry, through execution, all the way into the
operational transfer. When you’re managing loads of requirements, an RTM can help you track several characteristics for each requirement:

Requirement name
Requirement’s link to the business and project objectives
Project scope and WBS entry
Any relevant data, coding, cost, or schedule about a requirement
Requirement’s current status as active, cancelled, deferred, added, approved,
assigned, or completed
Testing activities for each requirement
Comments or notes about the requirement

An RTM can help you ensure that every requirement in the project has been created to specification. This will help in quality control processes and in scope validation
later in the project.

Hope that helps a bit.

Regards,

Markus
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