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Gap Analysis


"A set of techniques to examine and describe the gap between current performance and desired future goals."

Gathering Requirements: Go Away Please!

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by Elizabeth Larson Rich Larson

[This Article Provided Courtesy of PMI]

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.

Global Project Management Community

white paper
by Miguel Tomas Escamilla; Dr. Matthew D. Gonzalez, PMP; Lisa Hernandez; and Laura Herrera

The goal of the global project management community is to advance ideas and create new ones by sharing an open platform for creativity by fostering an environment of collaboration and innovation. The following questions are addressed here: (1) What project management sites are currently available to the public? (2) What architecture is necessary to sustain a global project management community? (3) Why is a global project management community essential?

Goal Setting


A technique used to formulate specific targets for achieving an objective at a point in time. A goal is thus an operational transformation of one or more objectives. Goals can be set for enterprise-wide objectives, project objectives, activity-level, and/or quality-related objectives (see Objectives Setting).

Ground Rules


Ground rules establish how meetings will be run, how team members are expected to interact, and what behaviors are acceptable & unacceptable. Establishing ground rules is a proven technique to promote acceptable behaviors by minimizing confusion and misunderstandings. Employing ground rules may increase productivity and employee satisfaction. Ground rules aid in cooperation and help bring the team together.

GRPI model


The GRPI model was first introduced by Richard Beckhard (1972) and highlights the different aspects of team cooperation by identify goals, clarifying roles, responsibilities and processes and the interpersonal relationships of team members.


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