Good Requirements Management is Essential to Project Success

Yet many organizations do not adequately invest in it.

Do you embrace Requirements Management as Central to Project Success?

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of unsuccessful projects fail to meet goals due to poor Requirements Management.

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of organizations report not having adequate resources to do Requirements Management properly.

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of organizations report not doing very well or anything at all in the critical area of Requirements Management skills development.

For organizations to deliver projects successfully, they need to be really good at business analysis, and to be really good at business analysis, they must have expertise in Requirements Management.

(PMI’s Pulse of the Profession: Requirements Management — A Core Competency for Project and Program Success, August 2014)

Developing the business analysis skills needed for effective Requirements Management leads to better project performance.

(PMI’s Pulse of the Profession: Requirements Management — A Core Competency for Project and Program Success, August 2014)

High performer organizations are significantly more likely to have the necessary resources in place to improve Requirements Management process.

(PMI’s Pulse of the Profession: Requirements Management — A Core Competency for Project and Program Success, August 2014)

Group Atlantic Consultants Help You

Develop Skills

Develop the employee skills needed for effective Requirements Management, and get the necessary resources in place for successful projects and programs.

Improve Performance

Learn the tools, techniques and structure that will allow your team to consistently create focused, traceable requirements that increase project success.

Mature Process

The RRRN maturity model helps you define what successful Requirements Management means for your organization. Establishing well understood goals and milestones throughout your journey greatly enhances your chances of successful improvement.

Group Atlantic Delivers Value

“I used Group Atlantic to deliver courses and consulting on requirements management. Their methods helped with a significant transformation and positive results. The values achieved included:

1) improved communications between business development and product engineering,

2) faster prioritization of product release planning, and

3) less rework in defining requirements.

I have confidence that Group Atlantic delivers what it promises.”

~ Robert W. Ferguson, 3Com

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“Group Atlantic leads a class on determining product/project requirements that is world class in capturing the functional specification of a product.”

~ Anthony DeZonno, Aspect Software

"I strongly recommend Group Atlantic to anyone considering improving their business systems analysts skill sets as well as their overall development processes."

~ Carlos Navarro, CCC Information Services

"Working with Group Atlantic helped me and my co-workers write more precise requirements - resulting in less rework."

~ Julie Schroeder, Trisept Solutions

"I found Group Atlantic’s Right Requirements, Right Now course to be excellent. It's highly informative, with practical examples on how to write requirements and more importantly methods to change the way an organization creates project requirements."

~ Ruth Ann Saunders, Motorola

“Scott is a great instructor and when I attended the Right Requirements, Right Now workshop he was able to understand my needs and incorporate them into the materials.”

~ John Skowronski, CBOT

"Group Atlantic did a great job of putting together and instructing the Right Requirements Right Now workshops this past summer at WMS Gaming. The workshops were highly informative with practical exercises."

~ Bill Zborowski, WMS Gaming

“Scott's in-depth knowledge of the subject matter, along with his delivery style, enabled our business analysts to grasp the concepts and immediately put them to use in a practical way.”

~ Kevin Christenson, Zurich North America

“Since our training I completed use cases/requirements for a new version of one of our existing systems.  

We had a meeting today where we compared IT's estimates to actuals for different project phases.  IT had allotted 65 hours for requirements review (based on historical data) & our actual hours were only 16. 

Our VP jumped on it right away & asked why.  It was noted that the major factor was the solidity of the requirements & not as much time needed for clarification, etc.

Obviously, this is largely due to the training we received from you & the new methods we have incorporated into writing the use cases/requirements since attending your workshop.  So, thank you for that!"

~ Jenny Bucek, TMP Directional Marketing, Inc.

“Use Cases: Bridging the Requirements Gap" is definitely appropriately named for this workshop. It really did bridge the gaps in our requirements processes!

This workshop provided the insights of an "ambiguity removal tool" that our team has used with great success and consistency subsequent to the completion of this class.

It has become almost second nature for our BSA team members to use Use Cases to paint a picture that is easily understood by our stakeholders."

~ Brian Quon, CCC Information Services, Inc.

"Prior to the workshop, I don't think we had much awareness of what all can be done or gained by considering the voice of the customer. I believe this was an eye-opening experience for most of us..."

~ Product Manager, Dwyer Instruments

 Improve Requirements Management Capability

 

Have an experienced Group Atlantic consultant support the roll-out of an effective process, protocols & procedures with practice standards & guidelines tailored to your organization.

Understand Current State

Understand & document current state processes, from requirements elicitation to requirements analysis, validation & management.

Measure Baseline Performance

Define appropriate metrics for determining a baseline of current processes.

Define Desired State

Define the desired state with standards, templates, training, reviews, changes, prioritization & tools.

Identify & Prioritize Gaps

Define the gap between current state and desired state.

Plan Improvement Actions

Develop a set of action plans to achieve the business outcomes of desired state.

Implement & Validate Outcomes

Implement the recommendations and validate business outcomes.

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Need an Expert?

Sometimes you just need additional expertise, an outside independent opinion –  to make the difference.

Our experts are available to help you address common challenges:

  • Conducting a requirements capability maturity review
  • Developing requirements change strategies
  • Evaluating and selecting requirements management tools

Frequently Asked Questions

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Thought leadership to achieve business results of exceptional quality and lasting value.

Your organization can mitigate the negative impact that poor requirements management has on projects and programs, and the financial waste that result.

 

With Group Atlantic expertise your organization’s focus on people, processes and culture can significantly help to ensure requirements management is employed as a core competency for project and program success.