Requirements FAQ

  • What is a SHARE Requirement?

    A SHARE Requirement is a statement describing a business need that is not currently met, or
    is met in a way that can be improved. A Requirement can relate to a product, service, policy or
    strategy of IBM or another participating vendor, and must include a business justification.
    Through a formal process, the Requirement is submitted by SHARE to the vendor and a formal
    response returned.

  • Why should I submit a SHARE Requirement?

    SHARE Requirements provide IBM and other participating vendors with technical input on
    needs for improvement to existing products or services and on directions for future products or
    services. Requirements, and the Project or Cluster discussions involved in submitting them, are
    among the most important work products of SHARE; through them, member installations
    contribute knowledge and expertise to help vendors meet our current and future information
    technology needs.

    Requirements represent SHARE business positions. As such, they must adhere to a high level
    of quality and timeliness, and must be truly representative of the beliefs held by SHARE member installations.

  • Who should submit SHARE Requirements?

    SHARE encourages all attendees to lend their expertise to the drafting and submission of
    requirements. However, to avoid actions contrary to the purpose of SHARE, an attendee who
    represents a vendor with business interests in a requirements area—particularly vendor
    employees who participate in design, development, or marketing—may not participate in the
    requirements process if by doing so they would obtain information about the activities of a
    competitor (refer to the SHARE Policies for further details). If you have questions about a
    specific situation, please discuss it with a member of SHARE Senior Management.

  • Who do I contact at SHARE HQ if I have questions or feedback about the RFE submission process?

    Contact Meredith Halperin, our Sr. IT Manager.