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Requirements Management

Getting Realistic User Requirements

A critical part of any project is the requirements management. If you are unsure about what is going to be delivered how will you know when you get there?

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What Do You Do With a Scurvy Pirate?

How do we respond to the customer who says they know everything? The customer who says 'this is my problem, here's the solution, now manage this project?'

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The Role of a Business Analyst

This article examines the multifaceted role of the Business Analyst and gives a depiction of the duties and skills required to embark on such a career.

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Requirements Hurried…Project Buried

Innumerable studies have shown that Requirements Gathering is the single most important step in the Software Development Life Cycle.

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Facilitating a Requirements Validation Meeting with Ease!

Ensuring that a requirements document is accurate, complete and fully supported by key stakeholders can be critically important. Consider these suggestions…

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What is User Requirements Capture?

Find out how you can ensure your project meets the needs of your users, and balance internal business requirements with user requirements.

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Reduce Project Risk in the Requirements Process

Gathering and managing requirements are important challenges in project management. Projects succeed or fail due to poor requirements at any time throughout the project lifecycle.

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The Elements of a Good Feasibility Study

This article discusses the fundamental components of a Feasibility Study from project scope to final review.

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Project Requirement Needs For Success: Important Considerations

A company with poor requirements practices is just asking for over-budget costs and regular failure, according to a report by IAG Consulting.

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Requirements Gathering 101

Requirements gathering is an essential part of any project and a key project management skill. Read 10 rules for successful requirements gathering.

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Unified Modeling Language (UML)

A key element of any project is understanding the customer requirements. This is where the Unified Modeling Language (UML) can help.

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Reaping the Benefits of Good User Requirements

Good user requirements lead to better estimates, improved customer satisfaction, reduced cost and a shorter duration.

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Project Management: Tips For Helping You Adopt A Process

Follow these steps in any process you adopt, or any project you manage and you should find it really will improve your chances at success.

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Use Case Diagrams: A PM's View

A project manager's view on managing requirements with Use Cases and the benefits of adopting the Unified Modeling Language in reducing future surprises and rework.

The most difficult part of requirements gathering is not the act of recording what the users want; it is the exploratory, developmental activity of helping users figure out what they want. ~ Steve McConnell

The requirements are forming in my mind…changing…changing…there! Naturally I won't be sharing them with you. ~ Scott Adams (Dilbert cartoon)

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