Requirements Management Knowledge Center of Excellence
Requirements management ensures benefits realization
As the global environment becomes more complex, the pressure is on for you to deliver the right results, on-time and on-budget. You can't afford failures caused by weak or inaccurate requirements.
Poor requirements management is a major cause of project failure, second only to changing organization priorities.
Source: PMI 2014 Pulse of the Profession® study.
Use this knowledge center of excellence (COE) as your one-stop shop to improve requirements management capabilities and maturity to advance your project outcomes.
When you keep requirements management at the heart of your projects and programs you’ll:
- Meet expected project benefits
- Achieve tangible business outcomes
- Exceed stakeholder expectations
- Help your organization establish processes to improve its performance
Requirements management is a critical competency on projects and programs—regardless of who performs it. By breaking down the barriers between roles and through working together, success can be achieved in both common and complex projects.
Learn about PMI’s expansion of its offerings on requirements management and plans for the next year. Also, PMI’s Dave Bieg discusses how PMI’s tools for effective requirements management will help practitioners achieve project and program success.
Resources on requirements management
By Victoria Cupet, Michael Frenette, Salah Haswah, Thea Hughes, and Leandro Mingoti
Although requirements define the desired state of the organizational change, they are themselves subject to change. Regardless of the whether a project is using a traditional or adaptive framework, controlling changes through established processes is necessary. Learn about four steps to create a common vision and get the necessary commitment and compliance from the involved stakeholders.
This article from Knowledge Shelf by Nandita (Nita) Kanjirath, PMP, explores the blind spots on the road to requirements engineering that can derail projects and may go unnoticed until it’s too late to recover. Explore some of the common mistakes made during project execution as well as approaches on how to avoid them.
This guide teaches you how to apply use cases to capture a set of requirements and drive the incremental development of a system to fulfill them. Developed by Ivar Jacobson International, SA
Project requirements management takes a strategic mind-set and strong communication skills. Explore the tools and approaches that can help guide better requirements management practices in this article from the October 2013 issue of PM Network®.
We asked four credential holders from around the globe: How is eliciting requirements important to the overall project process? What are some key things to keep in mind when eliciting requirements? Read what they had to say (from September 2013 Credential Passport.)
Requirements management resource library
Explore PMI’s extensive resources on requirements management, including Congress papers, white papers, case studies and articles by experts in the field. Complimentary downloads for PMI members.