Approach: This paper presents an approach to reasonably consider; document and link requirements with requirement-relevant instances in order to achieve an improvement to product development. This approach ensures the use of an up-to-date requirement set at each stage of the entire PLC by instantaneously taking upcoming information into account.
Originality/Value: Although the consequent structuring of requirement-relevant instances allows the selective allocation by relevance; all information is documented so that this provides advantages to subsequent projects. With the â€śreuseâ€ť of requirements; this information comes into focus again and the consequent and structured documentation offers the possibility to improve the initial requirement set and therefore to start with a better information base.
Findings: Employing a continuous consideration of requirements; todayâ€™s problems in product development may be resolved and the development process may be adjusted to future needs.
Keywords: Requirements management; Product development process; Product life cycle