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Chapter 8 - Describing the Need - Specifications and Requirements

8.9 Building IT requirements

8.9.3 Technical requirements

Technical requirements for an IT product or solution must include complete descriptions of the technical needs of the software or solution that will meet the agency's business and technical needs and VITA's technical standards. The agency's IT business owner and the project's technical SMEs will be responsible for defining and documenting the project's technical requirements. VITA's Project Management Division can assist with this process. Technical requirements include items such as:

  • Hardware
  • Architecture
  • Software
  • Platforms
  • Materials
  • Space requirements
  • Maintainability
  • Energy requirements
  • Materials
  • Interfaces
  • Program libraries
  • Capacity limitations (scaling requirements)
  • Operating systems
  • Connectivity
  • Capacity
  • Construction
  • Brand standards