NR/L1/INI/CP0095 ISSUE 1
Network Rail Requirements Policy
|Publication Date:||3 September 2016|
This policy specifies principles to be adopted, along with roles and responsibilities, associated with requirements development and management.
This policy applies to all projects and programmes that:
a) enhance or renew the operational railway; and / or
b) are carried out in a high street environment, e.g. car park developments, where investment approval is required, as defined within IR01, Investment Regulations.
NOTE: IR01, Investment Regulations, is available internally on Connect:
The purpose of this policy is to formalise Network Rail's commitment to embedding consistent requirements practice across its business; not only to improve project and programme outcomes, but to meet client expectations, legislative governance and assurance requirements.
Implementation of an enforceable requirements policy will enable the business to manage and reduce the risks associated with:
a) delivering solutions based on incomplete, unverifiable, erroneous or missing requirements;
b) ability to demonstrate/assure requirements for completeness;
c) ability to control scope, time and cost;
d) achieving compliance with current legislations and standards;
e) internal and external stakeholders confidence in our ability to deliver infrastructure change projects to meet client requirements.