Prioritizing Projects and Requirements for Organizational Success

PMI Austin Chapter

Dr. Nidhi Gupta is an accomplished professional who has served the healthcare industry for over 10 years as a dental surgeon in India and as a lead consultant to the nonprofit organization of Health and Human Services for the state of Texas to assist with healthcare programs, eligibility, business data analytics, and reporting needs.

Abstract
The need for prioritization appears when multiple projects are planned in an organization and there is a shortage of resources to execute all the projects in a timely manner. In order to deliver business goals and objectives, an organization needs to focus on projects that provide strategic value. There comes the need to prioritize these projects. This article briefs the significance of prioritization, various factors determining prioritization, how the approach varies across waterfall and agile methodologies, and various prioritization methods involved.

Introduction
Prioritization is one of the big concerns in current organizations (Zacarias, 2015), as many companies face challenges in prioritizing and aligning their individual projects to company goals and objectives. The need to prioritize projects is realized as organizations do not have enough resources to work on all the active projects at one time. In the absence of prioritization, most of the projects are viewed as misaligned with core business initiatives, thus leading to unproductive efforts and the waste of time and money. There is a need identified to determine measures to prioritize projects and deliver the most value at each point in time, under given constraints.

Factors Involved in Prioritization of Projects
There are various factors involved in setting up a logical process toward the …


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