Join Terri Wagner for an in-depth discussion in this video Our project for this course, part of Project Management Foundations: Requirements (2015).
- I've included a fictional case study project with this course to help provide illustrations on use of concepts and templates we discuss during the program. The sample project used throughout this course is the development of a large wind turbine farm on a site located east of Fort Collins, Colorado in the United States of America. The electricity produced as a result of this Wind Energy Project will be sold to local electricity utility companies to provide electrical power to both residential and commercial customers.
Wind Energy is the fastest growing energy source in the United States. The Average annual growth of Wind Energy has been 37.5% over the past 5 years. Wind turbines that are used to generate electricity come in many shapes and sizes. The Largest Turbine in Hawaii is 20 stories high and has propellers with a span longer than a football field. This one turbine can produce enough electricity to power 1,400 homes. Typical machines have blades between 8-25 ft. in diameter mounted on towers up to 30 ft. high.
The Largest Wind-Generation Plant currently operational within the United States is on the Washington-Oregon border, overlooking the Columbia River with 470 windmills. Colorado currently has a wind turbine farm just outside Lamar, Colorado with 108 turbines. The Lamar facility generates enough electricity to serve 52,000 residences. KinetEco intends to build an even larger wind turbine farm than the Lamar facility and sell the electricity generated back to the grid of the local power companies.
The Wind Energy Project will construct and deploy 500 wind turbines at this site, making Colorado the largest producer of wind energy in the US. Check out the Exercise Files for more background and details about this project.
- Differentiate among enterprise, stakeholder, and requirement analyses.
- Summarize the elicitation process.
- Explain the importance of avoiding assumptions.
- Describe how to prioritize requirements.
- Identify techniques for conducting requirements analysis.
- Recall how to create a well-formed requirements checklist.
- Explain the guidelines for conducting technical reviews.