Requirements Management: A Key to Project Success

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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 0
Virtual instructor-led training 22.5 22.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
  • 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. This course helps project managers to cope with this 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. They will explore evaluation techniques to verify requirements early in the project lifecycle 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, analyse 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 categorisation

    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

    Managing changes to requirements