The Penalties of Ignoring RE


These are many and varied and derive mainly from a poor understanding of the real requirement and a lack of confidence-building metrics.  Typical results are:


-     Failure to gain project approvals.

-     Failure to negotiate contracts.

-     Cost overruns.

-     Time overruns.


-     Performance failures.


-     Poor initial support arrangements.

-     Poor in-service support decisions.


Anyone who thinks that such things will never happen to them should read the CHAOS report published by the US Standish Group.





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