Six Steps to Plan and Manage Project Problems Before They Happen

Dayle Beyer

My name is Dayle Beyer, Director of Social Outreach for PMI-Chicagoland chapter. I’m delighted to be a speaker at the upcoming PMI Global Congress in Barcelona, Spain, May 9-11, 2016.

My topic is “What If You Build It & They Won’t Buy It: Six Steps to Plan and Manage Requirements Problems Before They Happen”

Abstract: The ability to plan, analyze and mitigate product, project and program obstacles to success and take advantage of opportunities is key to innovation and for delivering highly successful products and services that customers will buy.

The 2015 CHAOS Report from the Standish Group, has redefined project success as “on time, on budget with a satisfactory result” This shifted focus on providing value has shown a marked decrease in the number of projects that are considered successful when tracked over the last 5 years (2011-2015). The shift means that organizations can no longer simply default to using the traditional project “triple constraints” success criteria and must use other performance metrics to prove success.

Key to providing value is baked into the 6 steps of the PMBOK® Guide (2013) Project Risk Management process which can be integrated within the Business Analysis’ planning activities and deliverables. Additionally, the use of a risk-based approach to requirements planning and management can be used in any traditional plan-driven or change-driven (such as “agile”) approach.

If you can’t attend the congress and would like the white paper for this topic, you can download the paper HERE.