The High Cost of Poor Project Communications Management

Organizations waste US$122 million for every US$1 billion invested due to poor project performance — a 12 percent increase over last year! In the context of organizational project and program management, communications is a core competency that, when properly executed, connects every member of a project team to a common set of strategies, goals and […]
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The #1 Information Gathering Technique: The Requirements Workshop

Requirements workshop are a highly-effective technique, bringing users and developers together for a collaborative session. These meetings are designed to help groups overcome obstacles in gathering high-quality requirements. Workshops are best led by a skilled facilitator, and assisted by a scribe to document the business requirements discovered. What do you think a good requirements workshop […]
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Requirements Management: A Key to Project Success

What is Requirements Management? “Requirements Management is a systematic approach to finding, documenting, organizing and tracking the changing requirements of a system.”  —Rational Software Corporation (Rational Unified Process [RUP]) Why Requirements Management? Requirements Management ensures that all customer needs are met and provides evidence that the work was performed and performed correctly. The Requirements Management […]
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Requirements Elicitation

“Requirements engineering is primarily a communication, not technical, activity. Communication problems can begin early on if project participants have different ideas of exactly what ‘requirements’ are.”   – Karl Wiegers Do you agree or disagree with this quote? Why? Why not? What is Requirements Elicitation? Definition: the capture of user expectations and stakeholder constraints; the process […]
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Creating Effective Stakeholder Engagement

This blog investigates one of the most important areas of Business Analysis and Project Management efforts, which is working with stakeholders in multidimensional capacities throughout projects. Since stakeholder analysis activities are ongoing throughout the project, we need to focus on techniques that ensure the information provided by stakeholders is evaluated against the project’s defined business […]
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