USCG - COMDTINST 5200.9
COAST GUARD ENTERPRISE REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT POLICY
|Publication Date:||4 December 2014|
a. The purpose of this Instruction is to establish Coast Guard (CG) policy and authorities for Enterprise Requirements Management (ERM). ERM is the process of managing stakeholder needs in support of functional configuration baseline development and management. Functional baselines provide the traceability required between organizational needs and demonstrated outcomes, unambiguous goals and success criteria, essential for controlling complexity, risk, and scope. ERM records and links the complete spectrum of CG requirements, from the statutory mandates that define CG missions and regulate CG operations to the most basic policies, procedures, and specifications that define its organization, processes, and assets. This policy is designed to identify the interdependencies and interoperability of technical authority requirements providing a holistic management of CG requirements. ERM captures but does not govern the manner in which capital acquisition requirements are developed, generated, and validated.
b. In support of this process, ERM establishes an authoritative, controlled requirements repository to facilitate requirement gap analysis, capability redundancy analysis, requirement conflict analysis, requirement prioritization, traceability analysis, requirement and capability reuse, and configuration management of all CG enterprise requirements. Intended ERM users include all CG Sponsors, Technical Authorities, Program Managers and Product Line Managers.