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Case Study: Virtual Case File

July 22, 2016

What lessons would you take away after having worked on a project for years only to have it canceled before it was ever completed?

The VCF was a custom software application that the FBI was developing in the early 2000’s.  Unfortunately, after 4 years and a $170MM, the project was scrapped.

In this 60-minute webinar, we discuss the story of the VCF, and discuss four problems from the project that are also common to today’s projects and some recommended strategies for mitigation.

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Case Study: Vasa Warship Project

Date: April 1, 2016

In the 60 minute webinar, we introduce you to the Vasa warship project.  We will discuss the actions and decisions made by the Executive Sponsor (Sweden’s King Gustav II) and project management that lead to the project’s ultimate “failure”.  We will draw parallels to today’s project challenges and explore what you can do on you own projects to avoid making the same mistakes.  “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.  George Santayana

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Conducting Requirement Inspections: Achieve Cost Savings through Early Requirement Defect Detection

Date: December 11, 2015

In the 60 minute webinar, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the inspection process developed by Michael Fagan and the benefits of formal inspections to improved requirement quality and decreased project risk.

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The Project Manager and Requirements Management: A “How-To” Primer

Date: August 14, 2015

In the 60 minute webinar, you will learn the key activities the project manager must perform to prepare for and conduct the key milestone reviews for Scope and Requirements. We will discuss how to organize and execute reviews of your requirements as they are being developed so that defects can be identified and fixed. We will identify the requirement attributes you can capture to improve the quality and management of your requirements throughout the lifecycle.

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Defending Against Requirement Defects

Date: June 26, 2015

In this 60 minute webinar, we will discuss the sources of five of the most common requirement defects and explore the various methods you can apply to defend against their occurrence. You will learn how to guard against missing requirements that are not identified until late in the project and result in expensive rework. Requirements based on incorrect information is problematic as well and we will show you what you can do to get the information you need to write correct and complete requirements. We will provide you with methods and tools to look for and avoid ambiguities. Poorly written requirements can be a thing of the past as we discuss the simple rules for writing good requirements. The problems of misplaced and missing requirements are also addressed so that you can avoid late surprises.

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