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Three Proven Ways Analysis Tools Prevent Scope Creep

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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.

Agile Suitability Filters

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Agile Suitability Filters are tools to help assess if an agile approach could fit your organization and project. As with any subjective diagnostic tool, these methods are not hard-and-fast predictors of suitability or project success. The suitability filters described in this whitepaper should be used as conversation starters. Use them to have more objective discussions about the use of agile methods and where risks may be present.

Agile & The Triple Constraint

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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.

Business Analysis: The Best Way to Start a Project

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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.

Agile Suitability Filters

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Agile Suitability Filters are tools to help assess if an agile approach could fit your organization and project. As with any subjective diagnostic tool, these methods are not hard-and-fast predictors of suitability or project success. The suitability filters described in this whitepaper should be used as conversation starters. Use them to have more objective discussions about the use of agile methods and where risks may be present.

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