PMI Atlanta Chapter

PMI Atlanta Chapter - Virtual - Effective Requirements Management 2019602

Virtual - Effective Requirements Management 2019602

Friday, April 12, 2019 - Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:30am to 4:30pm

Why do projects fail? Research studies have identified poor requirements management processes (or lack thereof) as a leading cause of project failure. PMI’s Pulse of the Profession® on Requirements Management – A Core Competency for Project and Program Success, 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. This seminar has previously been offered for PMI SeminarsWorld and at PMI Global Congress.

Earn 16 Technical PDUs with 14 hours of Web Based Real-Time Instruction (online) and pre-seminar reading assignments. Take advantage of discounted rates for PMI members.

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

  • Describe best practices in implementing 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.


Victoria S. Kumar, PMP, CSM, CSPO, SA served as Director, PMI Board of Directors (2014 – 2016). She is past president of the PMI North Carolina Chapter (NCPMI), having served in various board member positions for several years. She also was a member of the PMI Leadership Institute Advisory Group. She currently serves as NCPMI VP Programs.

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 also served as Sr. Program Manager with AIG United Guaranty leading the EPMO in its Agile transformation effort. She currently serves as Principal Project Portfolio Analyst at Red Hat, Inc.

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, and offers online and in-person seminars at deeply discounted registration fees for PMI members through PM Leaders Training, 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®), an Agile Certified Practitioner, a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and a SAFe Agilist.


$ 495 --- PMI Atlanta Chapter Member  
$ 695 --- Non-members
Early bird discount: $50 off if registered by 3/30/2019

PDUs Earned

PMP/PgMP: 16, PMI-ACP: 8, PMI-SP: 12, PMI-RMP: 12, PMI-PBA: 16
PMI Talent Triangle: Technical: 16, Leadership: 0, Strategic: 0


Webex Online Class

* For information on the event, please contact Certification & Education PMP Seminar Chair or leave a voicemail message at 404-820-9076.

Event Properties

Event Date 04-12-2019 8:30 am
Individual Price $695.00
Location WebEx Virtual Class





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