Requirements Management Knowledge Center of Excellence
Good requirements management ensures benefits realization
When properly implemented and supported, the critical competency of managing requirements enables you to exceed stakeholder expectations, improve performance, meet expected project benefits and achieve tangible business outcomes.
Poor requirements management is a major cause of project failure, second only to changing organization priorities.
Source: PMI 2014 Pulse of the Profession® study.
Our latest Pulse of the Profession® research has some startling findings for organizations:
- Only 49 percent have the resources in place to do requirements management properly;
- Only one-third say that their leadership values requirements management as a critical competency for projects and strategic initiatives; and
- 53 percent fail to use a formal process to validate requirements in an unbiased way.
How to reverse the trend? Focus on culture, people and processes that support effective requirements management. See more in our Pulse of the Profession In-Depth Report.
The PMI-PBASM recognizes and validates your expertise in business analysis, a competency that is essential in project and program management.
Resources on requirements management
Learn four steps to create a common vision for change and gain commitment and compliance from involved stakeholders. By Victoria Cupet, Michael Frenette, Salah Haswah, Thea Hughes, and Leandro Mingoti
Blind spots on the road to requirements engineering may go unnoticed until it’s too late. Explore common mistakes made during project execution and how to avoid them. By Nandita (Nita) Kanjirath
This guide teaches how to apply use cases to capture requirements and develop a system to fulfill them. Developed by Ivar Jacobson International, SA
Explore the tools and approaches that can help guide better requirements management practices in this article from PM Network®.
Credential holders from around the globe answer: How is eliciting requirements important to the overall project process? What are some key things to keep in mind when eliciting requirements? From Credential Passport.
Requirements management resource library
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