Decomposing Requirements for Tangible Project Outcomes

Decomposing Requirements for Tangible Project Outcomes

Many project managers approach the project in a delivery-oriented fashion. They plan for, work against, and monitor and control the project’s work through deliverables. Delivery-oriented project managers make the scope’s outcome tangible.

The Scoop on Requirements Scoping

The Scoop on Requirements Scoping

We’ve all been there. When a project’s scope isn’t properly managed, it can lead to schedule delays, budget overruns or not meeting project goals. Requirements scoping can help keep projects under control by establishing what criteria — such as prioritization — will drive decisions.

Gather More Than Just Requirements

Gather More Than Just Requirements

When managing requirements, we naturally focus primarily on the business need or opportunity the requirements will address. We pay attention to how requirements are formulated, and whether they are clear, comprehensive and aligned to the project goals.

Risk Priority vs. Risk Urgency

Risk Priority vs. Risk Urgency

One of the most challenging aspects in risk management is not necessarily identifying or dealing with the risks your projects can encounter. Identifying the most “important” risks and focusing on them can be a challenging yet essential project management effort.

5 Steps to Master Requirements Prioritization

5 Steps to Master Requirements Prioritization

Requirements prioritization is a recognized project management practice. It’s a decision-making process that enables project managers to focus on the deliverables that add the most value to a project’s outcome.

Create a Project Plan to Reach Success

Create a Project Plan to Reach Success

In project management, if basic technical knowledge is lacking, or the basics are ignored or underestimated, a project’s success is not guaranteed. On the contrary, mastering the project management basics is a prerequisite for project success.

Guidelines to Plan and Facilitate a Brainstorming Session

Guidelines to Plan and Facilitate a Brainstorming Session

Brainstorming can be similarly effective and efficient when applied to solving challenges in a project. Project managers can gather the project team together and brainstorm for creative ways to address the issues.

Group Creativity Techniques to Collect Requirements

Group Creativity Techniques to Collect Requirements

A few creative group techniques allow a project manager to get the most out of a requirements workshop. They include mind mapping, brainstorming, affinity diagram, nominal group technique and Delphi technique.

It is that Simple to Plan and Facilitate a Requirements Workshop

It is that Simple to Plan and Facilitate a Requirements Workshop

Every project manager knows that there is no single best way to collect project requirements. Planning a requirements workshop is no different than planning any meeting or event.

Craft High-Quality Requirements

Craft High-Quality Requirements

Project requirements derive from concrete business needs or business-use cases and constitute the foundation for the project work. Without requirements, projects cannot exist. High quality requirements build a solid foundation for the project work.

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