The Product Requirements Document (PRD) is a reflection of business, market, and customer needs. It is used to describe the functional and nonfunctional characteristics of a product. The PRD is owned by a product manager and may be written or documented by a business analyst, systems engineer, or a technically proficient product manager. Ownership in some organizations may vary and be dependent on the complexity of the product.

PRDs should be consistently used, regardless of development environment or techniques deployed in any organization. While product managers may wish to parse these documents to support various rapid development techniques, the master PRD should not be decomposed.

This template is discussed in depth in our Product Management Essentials Workshop.

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