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Requirements are documentation of a need, expectation, target, condition or necessity that can be used to develop or improve products, services, processes, capabilities or environments. It is common for requirements gathering to begin with high level needs and expectations and progress to detailed specifications that can be used for implementation, testing and quality control.


Requirements may be collected from stakeholders such as business units, customers, communities, users and subject matter experts in various areas. The following are common types of requirements.


Requirements range from high-level statements of expectations to detailed specifications. The following are common formats for capturing requirements.
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