The road to successful requirements management begins with a quality requirements discovery process. Learn why this process can help you avoid costly mistakes, scope creep and even project failure.
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Managing requirements successfully does not happen by accident. The project manager in charge should have a solid plan for making sure the requirements provide a solid basis for the rest of the project.
Organizations are becoming increasingly strategic in the way that projects are reviewed and approved. The decisions that we make around requirements are some of the most fundamental on a project, but do we consider the right factors when making those decisions?
Managing requirements becomes much easier when they are well defined from the beginning so that you avoid confusion and rework. Here are some key concepts to help you get it right the first time.
There are times when a customer or a stakeholder demands that you change your process or method of managing something on the project. How can you cope with their demands without getting swept overboard? Keep these four things in mind.
Using a step-by-step approach to budgeting will make your life easier in the long run, allow you to accurately answer any questions about project expenditures, make much more accurate future cost estimates for similar projects and generally give you more control over the project. Here's some help.
A successful collaboration between project teams and stakeholders on requirements management will help prevent the projects from becoming another failure statistic.
Gathering thorough and appropriate requirements is a critical piece of a successful project. Very often, even a well-scoped project can get derailed by poorly gathered or managed requirements. This article will outline four practices to help you breathe L.I.F.E. into your requirements.
Requirements cannot stand alone. So why do we so often fail to acknowledge that connection to other project elements...and what is the consequence of that failure?
Incorporating robust requirements traceability guidelines into a project keeps a strong check-and-balance approach in place by making sure that each business need is truly identified as a genuine requirement, and that those requirements are then directly connected to deliverables.