Category Archives: Requirements

Project Management Requirements Techniques

Your Customers Don’t Care

05 Apr 2011 - 06:16 AM under Leadership, Requirements, Scope | Posted by PMStudent

I was in a local cafe the other day working on a Kanban training course I’ll be making available sometime soon. I grabbed the usual coffee for fuel and then a sugar avalanche of a toffee bar caught my eye. And I bought it. Because I have no impulse control whatsoever. I chewed the first […]

What Do You Mean “Test the Requirements”?

01 Mar 2011 - 07:11 AM under Requirements, Testing | Posted by

Guest post by?Jennifer Bedell Everyone knows it is less costly to identify defects early in the project lifecycle, but how early can we go? Typically, we create a project plan that allows for testers to become involved before the actual testing phase.? This gives them an opportunity to review the requirements and create test cases […]

Scheduling as Premature Elaboration: You?re Doing It Wrong

16 Sep 2010 - 07:40 AM under Estimation, Requirements, Schedule, Scope | Posted by PMStudent

Scheduling is what project management is all about, right? Among the plethora of project management tools available, what aspect is most widely promoted? Jumping right into MS Project or any other scheduling tool is a mistake. Projects like this are built on very unstable footing, and it’s likely they will fall apart in some way. […]

Does your PM job include business analysis work?

29 Jun 2010 - 07:08 AM under Career, Requirements | Posted by

It?s no secret that business analysis and project management roles tend to blend together in their work on IT and business change efforts. We also find that business analysts naturally take on project management responsibilities and project managers naturally take on business analyst responsibilities, especially in cases where one of these roles is absent or […]

Project Management From a Practical Perspective

13 May 2010 - 05:30 AM under Communication, Misc, Requirements, Scope, Techniques, Training | Posted by PMStudent

Project Management From a Practical Perspective Let?s start with the basic premise that most of the significant things we do can really be considered a project. Whether that?s building a new house, developing a new set of purchasing procedures, implementing a new computer system etc., (the list is potentially endless) these types of endeavours can […]

Requirements Management Please!

28 Sep 2008 - 08:47 PM under Requirements | Posted by PMStudent

Developers everywhere are in terrible pain. Why has it come to this? What can we do to make the world a better place for software developers and their children? This series of posts will address the pain!

The first sad, sad story….. “We’re 4 months in to a 5 month schedule and I just received the final requirements yesterday (and they’ve changed again!)”

Good Requirements ARE SORTA NUTS

28 Mar 2007 - 05:43 PM under Requirements | Posted by PMStudent

Have you ever let someone down even though you had tried your best and thought you were doing what they wanted? Few things are frustrating as putting forth tons of effort only to find out you were working on the wrong things. Expectations are such an essential and common component of human relationships and communication […]