A few articles ago you committed to getting in PMP shape. Every muscle from head (Integrating) to foot (Closing) has been used. It’s time now to start working very specific areas. Up first: Project Scope Management.
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As we continue our PMP workout, we look at the Project Time Management knowledge area--which involves six processes that interact with each other and are described as discrete and sequential, but in reality may overlap.
Is "consultant" a dirty word? Many consultants get a bad name from the fact that they become indistinguishable from the organizational employees that they work alongside. How do you know that hiring a consultant is a good idea?
Some studies have indicated that the real benefits of offshore outsourcing can be diminished by issues in communication, skill sets and accountability. But if managed properly, offshore IT projects can reap substantial rewards.
The best way to improve project outcomes is to improve requirements analysis. But as programs grow increasingly complex, organizations must go beyond methodologies to develop and broaden the capabilities of their requirements analysts, starting with these 10 skills.
Done well, contract-based project management can deliver the kind of results that simply wouldn’t be possible using only employee resources; done poorly, it can be a disaster.
Changes to scope are inevitable, but they aren’t created equal. Good scope changes occur as you discover requirements that serve project goals and align to product vision. Here are three tips for systematically managing product scope with an understanding of business, customer and technical value considerations.
Project teams will always feel pressure to reflect changes in stakeholders’ needs by expanding the scope of products being developed. Rather than resist these changes, anticipate and manage them. Here are three more tips for managing product scope changes, including visualization models and transparent decision-making.
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.
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.