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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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Defining Project Success Criteria

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Defining success criteria has been shown again and again in real-word situations to be instrumental in projects being successful. Any project management training course from the APM Project Fundamentals Course right up to the most advanced professional PM qualifications will teach the importance of accurately defining project success criteria. By …

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Project Scope and Its Importance

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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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