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Controlling Scope Creep

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It is quite normal that the business requirements for a project will change after the project has started – requirements become clearer once tasks start to be completed, market conditions change, budgets, priorities and resources are altered. So changes to the scope of a project shouldn’t be unexpected and should …

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Defining Project Scope: Problems and Solutions

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Anyone involved in projects knows the importance of accurately defining the project scope – this is one of the project management fundamentals. It defines what will be included and, importantly, what will not included in the final product, how it can be expected to look, feel, function. And anyone involved …

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5 Things Every Business Analyst Should Know

Business Requirements

Techniques for Gathering Requirements   There are a variety of techniques that can be used successfully to gather business requirements and which one(s) you use will depend on the type of projects and the types of people involved in the project. The most common are brainstorming, story-boarding/story-telling, interviewing and prototyping. …

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What’s the Point of Business Analysis?

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With so many proponents of an agile approach to project management where projects are started with a rough idea of the requirements and then the objectives are refined as the project progresses in short bursts, you could be forgiven for thinking that detailed business analysis and the preparation of detailed …

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Project Scope and Its Importance

project scope

You know how you sometimes overhear a snippet of conversation – on a train, in a shop or restaurant – and it gets you thinking about a subject close to your heart. You want to join in the discussion – you can feel a heated debate arising – but the …

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Change Request or Missing Requirement?

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  Every project that I have ever been involved in has had many, many discussions and meetings about changes. Any project manager with plenty of experience will know that change management is an important part of any project, irrespective of whether you are using PMP, PRINCE2, APMP or any other …

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Is There Ever An End To a Project?

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The role of a project manager in many large organisations involves an enormous range of responsibilities. They are expected to be involved in the business requirements analysis and documentation, and in many cases to drive those tasks forward, right through to the implementation and beyond. And during the course of …

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