Project Initiation and Requirements Development Workshop

Review simple project initiation techniques and establishing firm requirements for projects 

This special seminar addresses project scope development, requirements definition and management and stakeholder engagement and mapping.

The seminar will show you simple techniques for initializing a project and establishing firm requirements. It is fast-moving, focused, and includes several group work case studies.

Learning outcomes

  • Initiate projects and develop the business case
  • Define requirements, why they are different from goals and objectives
  • Manage requirements to avoid scope and feature creep
  • Manage stakeholders by analyzing requirements and negotiating effectively
  • Manage changes in requirements


Project initiation

  • Development of the business case
  • Reasons, options, measurable benefits, cost and time estimates at high level, major risks
  • Alignment to business strategy

The project charter

  • Defining the role of the champion in senior management by looking at customer requirements, problems, opportunities, and the business case for the company
  • Defining how the project fits within the company strategy through the project charter
  • Planning initiation by the project team

Definition of a requirement

  • Implicit vs explicit
  • Key project definitions from Aims to Requirements
  • Examples of the difference between scope, objectives, and requirements

Introduction to requirements, objectives and stakeholder management 

  • Where do requirements fit in the planning process?
  • Requirements management
  • The requirements process
  • Enganging stakeholders
  • Requirements development
  • Requirements control
  • History of requirements - do you know where they came from?

Workshop: Participants will develop project initiation documents using a case study.

Managing requirements - a systematic approach

  • Elicit requirements from stakeholders
  • Agreement establishment and maintenance
  • Traceability of requirements
  • Four controls of requirements
  • Problems resolution: trigger, problem statement, and proposed solution

Requirements management process flow

  • Learn how to translate business requirements to customer requirements to system/functional requirements.
  • Learn how to elicit, analyze, specify, and validate requirements
  • Requirements development

Stakeholder management

  • Stakeholders definition
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • The difference between clocker and champion, and their influence level
  • Stakeholder requirements definition
  • Requirements' interpretation techniques 

Requirements analysis and negotiation

  • The practical flow from analysis through negotiation to agreement.
  • Requirements classification
  • Requirements lists and quantitative analysis
  • “Needs vs benefits” analysis
  • Requirements prioritization using MoSCoW.
  • The difference between Infrastructure, Performance, and Interface requirements

Errors, problems, and successes in project goals and objectives

  • Typical errors made when writing project objectives.
  • The results of poorly written objectives given to contractors
  • The impact of change and how to manage it
  • Characteristics of successfully defining objectives, scope and requirements.
  • Three step process to success

Workshop:  Participants will develop a list of requirements and prioritize using a case study 


Course Code P1003
Department Vocational Training
Instructor Tony Eve, PMP, P2, MAPM
Instruction Languages EN
Level Intermediate
Prerequisites Basic project management knowledge
Who should attend Project Managers, project team members, operational managers involved in the project planning phase
Certificate of AttendanceYes
Certification Track PMP, IPMA
Continuing Education Credits 8 PDUs
Offered OnlineNo
Partner Institution Business Management Consultants
Last Update At: 2016/11/07 - 12:16:03


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