Requirements Scrubbing is a practice in which a product specification is carefully examined for unnecessary or overly complex requirements, which are then removed.
Since product size is the largest contributor to a project’s cost and duration, reducing the size of the product produces a commensurately less expensive project and shorter schedule.
Requirements Scrubbing can be used on virtually any project and any company.
Potential reduction from nominal schedule: Very Good
Improvement in progress visibility: None
Effect on schedule risk: Decreased Risk
Chance of first-time success: Very Good
Chance of long-term success: Excellent
- Elimination of requirements that are later reinstated
Major Interaction and Trade-Offs