Category Archives: Requirements

Project Management Requirements Techniques

Your Customers Don’t Care

Filed 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”?

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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 […]

Does your PM job include business analysis work?

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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

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 […]

Chaos and SCRUM

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Josh asked me to write about some of the challenges and obstacles that we face in our environment. In order to do that I should explain a little about that environment.

Over the past 36 months we have transformed ourselves…

Requirements Management Please!

Filed 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

Filed 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 […]