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Requirements Management: A Key to Project Success

Available Modalities:

  • On Site
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Public Classroom
  • e-Training
Delivery Method PDU Total Technical PMP/PgMp Leadership Strategy PMI RMP PMI SP PMI ACP PfMP PMI PBA
Instructor-Led Training 22.5 22.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.5
Virtual Instructor-Led Training 22.5 22.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 22.5
Delivery Method Instructor-Led Training Virtual Instructor-Led Training
PDU Total 22.5 22.5
Technical PMP/PgMp 22.5 22.5
Leadership 0 0
Strategy 0 0
PMI SP 0 0
PfMP 0 0
PMI PBA 22.5 22.5
  • CEUs: 2.25
  • CPEs: 27
  • Field of Study: Management Advisory Services
  • PDUs: 22.5

Requirements are the foundation of any project, yet the number of project failures attributed to inadequate requirements development and management is staggering. As projects progress, “scope creep” often occurs due to the inability to manage constant change. Customers’ needs and the project sponsor’s needs frequently seem to be at odds. How does the project manager cope with all the turmoil?

Requirements Management takes the project manager beyond the basics of all aspects of the requirements management process, from concept through closeout. Participants will learn up-to-date practices for requirements management and a recommended requirements management process, including proper selection of tools and techniques for specific types of projects. You’ll explore evaluation techniques to verify requirements early in the project life cycle so as to prevent costly rework downstream. Even with a solid process for managing requirements, fallout may still result from the battle between important project stakeholders.  Participants will practice methods of effective relationship management and negotiation to ensure agreement on functional requirements.

An action-packed, integrated case study will provide experienced project managers, who already have experience with the basics of requirements management, the opportunity to practice new skills in a supportive learning environment. Participants responsible for all types of projects, from construction to new product development to information technology, will take home tools and techniques to put to immediate use.

Reminder: Participants should have a basic understanding of project management processes and how to identify, analyze and write requirements prior to taking this course.

  • Introduce a requirements management process
  • Implement key methods in requirements management that will increase successful completion of projects

This course uses digital materials.

  • Analysis Review and Approval
    • Requirements baseline
    • Ensuring complete requirements documentation
    • Requirements documentation methods
    • Requirements analysis by type
    • Methods for reviewing requirements
  • Change Management
    • Managing requirements changes
    • Requirements change management process
    • Impact analysis
  • Requirements Closeout Procedures
    • Closing out requirements documentation and the project
    • Closeout summary report
  • Requirements Derivation
    • Methods for deriving requirements
    • Conducting a difficult interview
    • Business process analysis
    • Use case scenario planning
    • Structure analysis
    • Requirements traceability
    • Kano analysis
  • Requirements Factors Influencing Project Problems
    • Defining requirements
    • Tools and techniques for generating ideas
  • Requirements Identification
    • Importance of requirements
    • Identify types of requirements: Functional, non-functional and global
    • Design and project constraints
    • Risk Analysis
  • Requirements Stakeholders
    • Conducting a stakeholder analysis
    • Identifying risks and mitigation
    • Stakeholder action plan
    • Relationship management process
  • Stakeholder Assessment
    • Identification and categorization
    • Relationship management
    • Communication plan
    • Risk factors
  • Test Project Deliverables
    • Test planning and execution
    • Types of testing for requirements verification
    • Acceptance criteria
  • The Requirements Management Process
    • The project, system development and requirements management life cycles
    • Steps in the requirements management process
    • Fixed and evolving requirements
    • Requirements identification and analysis
    • Manging changes to requirements