PMI® has long been an authority on requirements management and our Pulse of the Profession® research shows that poor requirements management continues to be a major cause of project failure. Requirements management is a critical competency on projects and programs—regardless of who performs it. By breaking down the barriers between roles and through working together, we believe success can be achieved in both common and complex projects.

Below are the new solutions included in PMI’s Requirements Management offerings.

Requirements Management Knowledge Center of Excellence and Practice Area Web Pages

PMI® launched a new Requirements Management Knowledge Center of Excellence (CoE) web page to serve as a knowledge hub where practitioners and organizations can get all the resources they need to improve their requirements management capabilities and maturity.

In conjunction, launched the Requirements Management Practice Area. On this page, practitioners will find answers to basic questions, content from subject matter experts as well as tools and templates.

The PMI® Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)SM Certification

The PMI-PBA certification validates and demonstrates a practitioner’s knowledge and experience in defining business requirements—a critical skill needed to shape the output of projects and drive successful business outcomes. Learn more.

Coming in 2014: A New Practice Guide on Business Analysis

PMI® plans to publish a practice guide on the topic of Business Analysis in 2014. It will link good requirements management practices from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) to the practice of business analysis within organizations.

Coming in 2015: A New Practice Standard in Requirements Management

PMI® is also in the process of developing a full consensus, common standard on the topic of requirements management, which is slated for launch in 2015. PMI® is collaborating with project managers; value, software and systems engineers; and business and Agile analysts to make sure it includes the common components of requirements across these disciplines.