In this lesson, Subject Matter Expert (SME) Kelly Handerhan discusses the importance of understanding a project's requirements. Incorrect and/or poorly understood requirements are the primary cause of project failure, according to the Project Management Institute (PMI). Every project needs well-defined requirements to build a well-defined scope of work statement and to obtain sign-off from the user. You will learn about: - correct stakeholder identification and documentation - developing a strategy for stakeholder communication - developing and using a stakeholder register Handerhan explains: - ways to resolve conflicting requirements - best practices for leveraging historical information - how to use a collection of templates and forms to ensure the necessary standardization and well-defined, repeatable methodologies - the importance of a scope statement built from the requirements You will learn: - the steps needed to obtain an effective set of requirements early on - the important skills needed for effective requirements management - how to mitigate the negative effects that poor requirements management has on projects and the resulting financial waste SMART requirements are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely
Transition to Project Management
Leveraging your technical expertise in order to move into a project management role is simple once you grasp the stages of project planning. Utilize the proven methodologies used by IT professionals to ease your transition into leadership.