If you are responsible for requirements on your projects you should consider getting formal recognition for that work. PMI is now offering a new certification for business analysis.
Experts estimate that 30 to 50% of the population have introverted personality characteristics. Introverts are quiet and don’t always express their thoughts and ideas, but you are missing valuable insights if you only hear from the extroverts. This QuickGuide provides some characteristics and suggestions for better integrating your introverted and extroverted team members.
We all know what it is and what it can mean to our projects. Scope creep is often cited as a major reason for project failure. RMC Learning Solutions has a fresh take on preventing scope creep—by applying several essential analysis tools. View webinar to learn about these proven ways! View Webinar View our valuable Q & A from professionals attending RMC’s webinar Three Proven Ways Analysis Tools Prevent Scope Creep.
The agile methodology may not be as far from traditional project management practices as you might think.This article provides an overview of ten agile techniques, and illustrates how applying these techniques can increase team effectiveness and overall project success.
Any endeavor with uncertainty runs the risk of unforeseen complexity and additional work. We can try to control this notoriously uncontrollable scope with expensive scope exploration work and documentation, or we can accept the uncertainty and direct that analysis energy toward the project. The tough sell is convincing the sponsors to embrace uncertainty. In the project world, quality (“good”) is non-negotiable. We either need to get things right the first time or pay the cost and time to correct work that does not meet quality standards.
How do projects get started in your organization? If you’re thinking, “well, it depends,” you are not alone. Few organizations have a well-defined, consistent way of deciding when work becomes a project. However, a strong business analysis practice can save an organization significant time and money by weeding out low-value projects and prioritizing valuable ones based on business need and realistic, expected benefits.