How to Gather “GOOD” Project Requirements
Presenter: Joyce Douglas, MSPM PMP
Location: Alaska Office Building room 12 (Basement AOB Conference Room)
Date: December 20, 2012
Time: 12:00-1:30 PM
To know whether a project’s product or benefit to the customer meets, exceeds, or misses the mark depends on the requirements that were obtained prior to delivery. Wasted resources, time, and money occur if the requirements are ambiguous to either or both the customer or the developer. To provide better negotiation and delivery entails knowing “what makes a GOOD requirement”?
Walkaways from this presentation include:
- Knowing basic requirement concepts
- Gathering Techniques
- Following a Structure
- Building in Quality
- Linking to Testing
Join Joyce and the Juneau PMI Group as she presents tips and insights into these 5 essential elements for obtaining good project requirements.
Joyce Douglas is the Department of Health and Social Services IT Project Management Office Manager. She also teaches IT Project Management for the University of Alaska Masters of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program and serves as an advisor or committee member for the MSPM Thesis class. She holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification since 2005 and was awarded her MSPM Degree in Spring 2008. She has presented four of her papers at the PMI North American Global Congresses (2006 – Seattle; 2007 – Atlanta; 2010 – Washington DC; 2011 – Dallas). She presented at the Society of Project Management Pacific Rim (ProMAC) International Conference in Anchorage in 2008. She has been either an IT technical lead, or a project manager on State IT projects since 1988.
Her Congress and ProMAC papers include:
- A State Case Study in Project Team Building, Constraints, Competencies, Conflicts and the People Side of Change (2006)
- A State Department Navigation in Project Risk Management, the Unexpected, and Novel Projects (2007)
- Project Teaming, Stakeholder Management and the Human Side of Project Controls (2008)
- State Government Virtual Project and PMO Collaboration Guided Discussion (2010)
- COTS PM Strategy from a State Government PMO Perspective (2011)