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MSP1.2 Understanding the requirements

This is Lesson 1.2 in MS Project tutorial and we will learn:

  • 1.2 Understanding Requirements


The Requirements of a Project define and document all the needs and objectives of the stakeholders. Requirements can be related to:

  • Business
  • Project Management
  • Delivery
  • Technical
  • Performance
  • Quality
  • Cost
  • Security, etc.

The main Requirements Collection methods are:

  • Interviews, Focus Group, Facilitated Workshops, Group Creativity Techniques, Group Decision Making Techniques, Questionnaires and Surveys, Prototypes, etc.

Key features of an effectively collected and documented requirement are:

  • Unambiguous
  • Measureable
  • Testable
  • Traceable
  • Complete
  • Consistent
  • Acceptable to key stakeholders


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