Effective Requirements Management - 2017801

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Perimeter Center, 1501 Lake Hearn Drive, Atlanta, GA 30319

Earn 10 PDUs! 

PDU Breakdown:  Technical: 10, Leadership: 0, Strategic and Business Management: 0 

Why do projects fail? Research studies have identified poor requirements management processes (or lack thereof) as a leading cause of project failure. PMI’s annual global research: Pulse of the Profession® on Requirements Management – A Core Competency for Project and Program Success, published in August 2014, finds that 47% of unsuccessful projects fail to meet goals due to poor requirements management.

Effective (structured) requirements management processes address many project development/management issues.

In both traditional and agile project development, requirements are important considerations in the project life cycle. Successful projects are highly dependent on well-defined and well-understood requirements. 

Implementing requirements management processes, in collaboration with stakeholders, can greatly improve project success rates, leading to consistent delivery of successful projects and improved organizational performance.

The seminar focuses on utilizing requirements management in improving organizational project success rates. It covers effective implementation of requirement processes in any industry, in the public or the private sector, including the tools, techniques and processes.

Earn 10 PDUs with 7 class hours and pre-seminar reading assignments. Take advantage of discounted rates for PMI members. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:00 and snacks refreshments will be served for afternoon break.

Course objectives:

After completing the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the major causes for project failures and learn how Requirements Management can contribute to project success

  • Identify the elements of Effective Requirements Management

  • Describe the project management process: Collect Requirements

  • Discuss implementing Requirements Management effectively to improve project success rates in traditional and in agile project development

  • Apply tools and techniques for Requirements Management suitable for your workplace

  • Learn to improve organizational performance through effective Requirements Management

Who should attend:
  • Project Managers, Project Leaders and Business Analysts who have responsibility to lead and/or manage projects and/or develop Requirements Definition, Functional Requirements, Business Process Requirements, or the Requirements Section for a Request for Proposal (RFP).

  • Program Management Office (PMO) Managers/Directors interested in developing standard Requirements Management processes for their organization.

  • PM Consultants interested in understanding the benefits and challenges in implementing Requirements Management processes and in learning how Requirements Management processes can impact customer satisfaction, project performance and the organizational performance.

Instructor: Victoria S. Kumar, PMP, CSM, CSPO

Instructor Biography: 

Victoria Kumar, PMP, CSM, CSPO served as Director, PMI Board of Directors (2014 – 2016). She is past president of the PMI North Carolina Chapter, having served in various board member positions from 2003 to 2007. She also was a member of the PMI Leadership Institute Advisory Group in 2010 and 2011.

Ms. Kumar’s professional career includes project development management with IBM Canada Laboratory, and PMO program management for organizations in both the private and public sectors.

Ms. Kumar has served the North Carolina State Government for several years as Project Management Office (PMO) Program Manager / Senior Project Manager with the NC Office of the State Controller and the NC Department of Transportation, managing large-scale government information technology programs and projects and participating with the state’s Enterprise PMO in the IT governance process as a statewide approver for statewide IT projects and programs.

She currently serves as Sr. Program Manager with AIG United Guaranty leading the EPMO in its transformation effort into Enterprise Agile. She has travelled worldwide, presenting on leadership development and project management in seminars and conferences. She published several conference papers as part of PMI global congress proceedings, including

  • Program and Project Managers as Creative and Innovative Leaders
  • Delivering Successful Projects …Every Time
  • Effective Requirements Management
  • Take Your PMO to the Next Level PMO
  • Essential Leadership Skills for Project Managers

Ms. Kumar holds master’s degrees in pure mathematics and in computer science from University of Waterloo (Canada), where she has also earned PhD credits in management science. She has a master's certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University. She is a graduate of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®).

RSVP: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Registration Fee:

$ 395 --- PMI Atlanta Chapter Member (standard rate)
$ 530 --- Non-member (standard rate)

*** Early Bird Special If Registered By Saturday, April 15, 2017 ***

$ 355 --- PMI Atlanta Chapter Member (discount rate)
$ 490 --- Non-member (discount rate)

Please note that walk-ins on the same day as class are not allowed. Registration must be completed on-line in advance of RSVP date provided in course description. 

* For information on the event, please email Certification & Education Class Chair or call 678-686-0739.

Event Properties

Event Date 05-06-2017 8:30 am
Event End Date 05-06-2017 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date 03-05-2017
Cut off date 05-03-2017 11:55 pm
Individual Price $530.00
Hilton Garden Inn-Atlanta-Perimeter Center
1501 Lake Hearn Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30319, USA Atlanta, GA 30319 United States
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