Category: Requirements Management

A column of boxes with ticks in them showing good project requirements
How to help your project succeed with good requirements
Capturing project requirements is what I call a swan task. On the surface it looks really easy and not much effort but underneath is a heck of a lot of work. It’s also one of those jobs that if it isn’t done properly it will have a significant negative impact on your project. Normally by ... How to help your project succeed with good requirements
Make your project successful with great requirements
“Who needs requirements anyway?” This is a direct quote from a project stakeholder on a very large and expensive project I worked on. He said it at the end of a frustrating group session where we were trying to put together a reasonable list of project requirements. Unfortunately, this is a common sentiment. It can ... How to help your project succeed with good requirements
Requirements checklist
How to capture better requirements
You may think capturing requirements for a project is common sense. However, you’d be surprised at how often it’s done in a slap dash, half-hearted manner. This results in all sorts of problems – from products that don’t deliver what the customer wanted, to work taking twice as long when it needs to be re-worked. ... How to help your project succeed with good requirements
Who needs requirements
Video: Why you need requirements on your project…
Clearly defined requirements are crucial to successful delivery of a project. After all, unless you gather the requirements of a project, how will you know what it is meant to achieve and whether it has reached it objectives? Requirements ensure everyone understands what the project is supposed to achieve, and as our video below demonstrates, ... How to help your project succeed with good requirements
Don't forget the end users. Cartoon of a robot showing different interpretations of requirements
Who needs requirements anyway?
“Who needs requirements anyway?” This is a direct quote from a stakeholder in a project that I was part of. It was said after a group session where the project team was trying to herd cats and get a reasonable list of requirements for a new framework that was to be implemented. After the project ... How to help your project succeed with good requirements
Prioritisation matrix: Example bubble chart with segmentation
Designing a prioritisation matrix
When I attend networking events and people find out that I’m a portfolio, programme and project management specialist, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is around prioritisation of projects in a portfolio. So, I thought I would use this post to write about designing and implementing a simple prioritisation matrix. In simple ... How to help your project succeed with good requirements
Don't forget the end users. Cartoon of a robot showing different interpretations of requirements
Six ways to improve your requirements management
Many things can make or break a project, but in my opinion, one of the foundation stones of project success is the quality of the requirements that define the project. Requirements management is something that should be taken seriously and is worth spending time on and doing well. However, I realise it can be an ... How to help your project succeed with good requirements