Discover what requirements are and how to put them together for a project.
- [Voiceover] The project goal, objectives and solution…identify what you're trying to achieve,…and the general approach for getting there.…Requirements provide the details…of what the outcome must do, and the features it must have.…They describe the specific needs of the project.…Getting requirements right is vital,…because if you don't identify a project's…true requirements, the stakeholders…won't be satisfied with the project results,…and if you include requirements…that aren't really necessary,…the project will probably take longer,…and cost more than it should.…
For the conference center project,…one objective is to use state of the art…computing and audiovisual equipment.…One of the requirements could be to use…ultra-high-def monitors in all the presentation rooms.…Another requirement could be to…offer 802.11n wireless networking…throughout the hotel and conference center.…These requirements are both necessary and specific,…although you can expand them to provide even more detail.…
Developing requirements is challenging for several reasons.…
Bonnie Biafore has always been fascinated by how things work and how to make things work better. In this course, she explains the fundamentals of project management, from defining the problem, establishing project goals and objectives, and building a project plan to managing team resources, meeting deadlines, and closing the project. Along the way, she provides tips for reporting on project performance, keeping a project on track, and gaining customer acceptance.
- Defining the components of a project
- What it takes to be a project manager
- Using project management software like Microsoft Project
- Managing project scope, budget, and schedule
- Managing project resources, including people
- Managing project risk
- Initiating a project
- Identifying and managing stakeholders
- Identifying requirements and deliverables
- Developing a project plan
- Building a project schedule
- Assigning resources to tasks
- Understanding the critical path
- Running the project
- Managing teams
- Monitoring performance
- Closing a project
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Project Management
2. Exploring Project Management Knowledge Areas
3. First Things First
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4. Developing a Project Plan
5. Building a Project Schedule
6. While You Run the Project
7. Working with Teams
8. Monitoring and Controlling Progress and Performance
9. Closing a Project
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