How do I start documenting requirements?

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Setting the Course

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by Sarah Fister Gale

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Gathering and analyzing project requirements takes a strategic mindset and strong communication skills.

I Don't Have Time to Manage Requirements--My Project is Late Already!

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by Elizabeth Larson Rich Larson

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This paper provides and overview of requirements management, emphasizing the relationship between requirements management and project management, It describes the requirements framework and associated knowledge areas. In addition, it details the activities in requirements planning, describes components of a Requirements Management Plan, and explains how to negotiate for the use of requirements management tools, such as the Requirements Traceability Matrix to "get the project to done."

Matching Scope and Benefits

by Andy Jordan

You won’t get the right benefits unless you start with the right scope. As project managers are increasingly asked to become involved in the business side of project execution, many elements they previously didn't have to worry about are now becoming relevant.

Do You Really Need a Requirement Management Tool?

by Michelle Stronach

Have you realized that your organization is not putting enough attention on requirements? Wondering what types of tools are out there and how much they cost? Do you even need a tool? And if so, what kind?

Capturing Project Requirements and Knowledge

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by Gregory Githens

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Projects don't fail at the end, they fail at the beginning. Thinking strategically and leveraging requirements help you begin as well as you hope to end.

Requirements Management Made Easy

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by Alan M. Davis & Ann S. Zweig

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If what you produced is not what the customer required, most likely you spent a lot of time and energy on something destined to go down the drain.

Gathering Requirements: Go Away Please!

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by Elizabeth Larson Rich Larson

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Overt resistance is easier to handle than behavior that appears to be cooperative, but which prevents the project from moving forward. This article focuses on resistance to business requirements elicitation and discusses how building relationships and trust can help overcome it.

What a Project Manager Really Needs to Know About Requirements

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by Rosemary Hossenlopp, President, PM Perspectives, LLC

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This paper provides a general outline that you can follow to incorporate industry standard requirements activities and correlate key practices, tasks and techniques in the International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA) Body of Knowledge (BOK) with the Project Management Institute (PMI) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). To accomplish this, a project manager will look at these three areas: International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA) key knowledge areas, tasks that ate common to all projects and distinguishing different elicitation and analysis techniques.

Use Cases: What Every Project Manager Should Know

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by Elizabeth Larson Rich Larson

[This Article Provided Courtesy of PMI]

We all know how difficult it is to achieve project success without complete product requirements. Yet gathering complete requirements without exhausting the project schedule and budget remains elusive for many project managers. When new technology is added to the mix, the challenges are even greater.

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