Guide to Defining Business Requirements
Before beginning a project, it is critical that project managers fully understand business requirements. Here’s a checklist to help you define accurate requirements:
Identify Challenges & Opportunity
In other words, research the reasons a project exists and what issues will be addressed.
Once you understand the project needs, it’s time to identify outcomes. What is the desired project result and steps to getting there?
Gather Necessary Tools
How will you reach project goals? Layout the tools, talent and budget needed to succeed.
Now that you’ve planned your route to success, it’s essential you gain buy–in from key stakeholders. Outline necessary costs and how they will achieve bottom-line results.
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