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Requirements Management for Project Managers

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Nov 18—20, 2019
3 days
Tysons, Virginia, United States
USD 1649
USD 549 per day
Apr 6—8, 2020
3 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1649
USD 549 per day
Sep 9—11, 2020
3 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1649
USD 549 per day
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About the course

Effective management of a project’s requirements—particularly as they change—can ensure that deliverables accurately align with the stated needs. You will learn to identify and manage project stakeholders, and to manage requirements throughout your project. You will gain the skills to implement a requirements management process, including traceability, change control, verification and validation, and understand the use of progressive elaboration. Return to your workplace with best practices for managing requirements throughout the project life cycle.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the importance of requirements for project success
  • Use a requirements management process
  • Use a stakeholder-centric approach for requirements management
  • Conduct requirements planning and requirements gathering
  • Manage requirements risks on a project
  • Determine the project requirements baseline in conjunction with stakeholders
  • Use verification and validation (V&V) methods to prepare for a customer review of the requirements
  • Manage the project to meet requirements
  • Create a list of best practices for requirements management and develop an action plan for implementation

Course Topics

Requirements Management Overview

  • What is a Project?
  • What is Project Management?
  • Meeting the Needs
  • Why Manage Requirements?
  • Requirements Management Process

Stakeholders and Requirements Management

  • Requirements Management Process
  • Who is a Project Stakeholder?
  • Impact of Forgotten Stakeholders
  • Stakeholder-centric Requirements Management
  • Gathering Requirements
  • Fundamentals of Requirements Management
  • Collecting Requirements
  • Requirements Definition Process
  • Requirements Decomposition
  • Requirements are Not Always Available
  • Criteria of a Good Requirement
  • Prioritizing Requirements
  • Converting Requirements to Project Work
  • The WBS Defines the Project Work

Managing Requirements Risk

  • Requirements Management Process
  • Requirements Risk Management
  • Requirements Planning, Gathering, and Managing
  • Project Risk Management
  • Risk Response Plan
  • Requirements Management Plan: Managing Requirements Risk

Verifying and Validating Requirements

  • Requirements Management Process
  • Ensuring Correct Deliverables
  • The Project Manager's Role
  • Fundamentals of V&V
  • What is Traceability?
  • Tracing Requirements
  • Customer Review
  • System Acceptance Guidelines

Managing Projects to Meet Requirements

  • Requirements Management Process
  • What Are Baselines?
  • The Managing Process
  • The Need for Timely Course Correction
  • Performance Management
  • Measuring Progress with Control Gates
  • Managing Approved Requirements
  • Re-baseline

Requirements Management Essentials

  • Best Practices
  • Developing an Action Plan

Who should attend

This course is intended for intermediate level program and project managers.

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