Requirements Management

Learn how to resolve the complexities of requirements management and avoid “Scope Creep”

This intensive seminar focuses on obtaining, managing and controlling user requirements. It unravels and resolves the complexities associated with key aspects of requirements gathering and management. It puts the project manager back in control of schedule and cost in the confidence that the deliverables are truly understood and solidly defined.

Learning outcomes

By attending this course you will be able to:

  • Learn how to best set up your team to properly gather, communicate, discuss and document user requirements
  • Use language effectively to avoid compound and complex sentences, and avoid ambiguity
  • Examine industry standards that others are using such as “use cases”, prototyping and software requirements specifications and how they may be relevant to your organization
  • Work on your skills and techniques for discussions in an atmosphere of corporate and cultural differences.
  • Advance your negotiation skills, build a partnership with users, deal with remotely located users, conflicting priorities, and handle communication difficulties and user/stakeholder resistance
  • Practice effective and painless management and control of changes to requirements

The seminar is available as an in house training solution upon request


Introduction to Requirements Management

  • The importance of managing requirements, the impact of poor requirements management in terms of cost and schedule overrun, customer dissatisfaction and delayed sign-off
  • Preliminary analysis, stakeholder analysis, phasing and staged gate decision structures, progressive elaboration
  • The five most common objections to obtaining user requirements, and how to handle them

Planning to Meet Requirements

  • The project planning model, project initiation and the project charter
  • Sources of project specifications and requirements
  • Statements of work, dealing with sub-contractors vendors and suppliers

Precise Communication and Agreement

  • Roles and responsibilities, the functions of a business analyst and relationship with the project manager and team
  • Communication difficulties and their solutions, cultural and organizational values and issues, stakeholders from management, user, application and technical perspectives
  • Business requirements documents, fundamentals and anatomy
  • Industry standards of requirements gathering and documentation including Use Cases, prototyping, data flow diagrams, Software Requirements Specifications, Structured English and the removal of ambiguity
  • Interviewing users, questioning skills, identifying true versus perceived requirements, separating requirements from constraints

Preparing your Project Plan

  • Preparing your project plan, requirements traceability matrices, progressive elaboration and solutions design, requirements testability and WBS creation
  • Defining project risk and quality
  • Analyzing, sorting and prioritizing requirements
  • Communications plan, review and approval, RACI construction and use

Execution, Control and Sign-off

  • Change management control and procedures, change control boards, prevention of “Scope Creep”, configuration management, project baseline and scope baseline approval techniques
  • Tracking results and capturing lessons learned


Course Code -
Department Vocational Training
Instructor Marilena Koliavasili, PMP
Instruction Languages EN
Level Intermediate
Prerequisites Basic knowledge on project management principles
Who should attend Project managers, project directors, IT managers, senior project managers, PMO managers, executive managers, consultants
Certificate of AttendanceYes
Certification Track PMP, IPMA
Continuing Education Credits 8 PDUs
Offered OnlineYes
Partner Institution Business Management Consultants
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Where to find us

Massalias 22, (7th floor)
10680 Athens
Business Programs: 2103680907, 2103680927
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