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PROJECT MANAGEMENT requirements management is most Langley. “Whether that voice is reflected management to recommend solutions commonly handled by project managers by the business needs of internal for projects and programs. At the or business analysts. It is critical for stakeholders or the product demands of same time, they must also recognise organisations to maintain a high level of an external market, the message is clear: and develop the skills needed to competency in these interrelated functions. accurate and high quality requirements perform these functions. Effective project management depends management -- within a sound project • Processes — Organisations must on high quality requirement management management framework -- is essential to standardise and formalise their and business analysis, which together the successful delivery of an organization’s processes at the project and program ensure alignment to strategy before strategic initiatives.” levels to ensure they are consistently the project is initiated; deliver against To enable more successful projects and applying good requirements practices scope, schedule and budget throughout business outcomes, the report suggests for all their initiatives. the project lifecycle; and track benefits that organisations focus much more • Culture — Organisations must create realisation after the project closes. attention on three critical areas that can a sense of urgency at the top, so that “In any project-oriented organisation, greatly improve the effectiveness of their executive management and sponsors requirements management maturity requirements management and ultimately fully value the practice as a critical reflects the organisation’s ability to improve project and program success: competency within the management accurately interpret the voice of the • People — Organisations must put of projects and programs, and customer,” says Project Management the necessary resources in place provide the appropriate support and Institute President and CEO Mark A. to properly apply requirements commitment. u REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT PULSE OF THE PROFESSION Requirements lists, change management, version control, customer acceptance METHODOLOGY Conducted since 2006, PMI's Pulse of the Profession® is the annual global survey ELICITATION ANALYSIS of project management professionals. The Pulse of the Profession charts the major • Stakeholder analysis • Prioritsaton trends for project management now and • Interviews/workshop • Levels of requirements in the future. It features original market • Field observaton • Kano research that reports feedback and insights • Creatvity Techniques from project, program and portfolio Requirements managers, along with an analysis of third- development VALIDATION SPECIFICATION party data. The newest edition of the Pulse features feedback and insights from over • Prototypes (graphical) • Textual descripton 2500 project management leaders and • Review • Use cases practitioners across North America, Asia • Decision-making • User model integraton (UMI) Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa • Business process model and notaton (BPMN) (EMEA) and Latin America and Caribbean regions. NOVEMBER 2014|construction opportunities 77
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