Within an IT projects' requirements analysis, an assumption is a statement taken as truth, upon which decisions are made. Assumptions include any predictions or forecasts of the future.
Typical assumptions for IT projects are:
Assumptions are critical to the requirements of an IT project because they are constantly made but rarely understood or articulated. If they prove to be incorrect, the business objectives might not be achieved and the IT project may be subject to failure.
For this reason, SHORELESS always strives to identify and name assumptions and their related risks during an IT projects' requirements assessment.