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Effective Requirements Management (10 Technical (PM) PDUs) - 8 December 2017


Date/Time:   Friday, 8 December 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET) includes one-hour lunch break

Location: Madrid Conference Room – 1st Floor, Building 12, Cisco Systems, Research Triangle Park, NC

7200 Kit Creek Road, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709-4987

Cost: $199.00 

Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 AM and pizza will be served at 12:00 PM



Why do projects fail? Research studies have identified poor requirements management processes (or lack thereof) as a leading cause of project failure. 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 discussed in the featured article: “Setting the Course: Requirements Analysis Guides Project Success” shown on the front cover of the October 2013 issue of PM Network.

This seminar has previously been offered for PMI SeminarsWorld and at PMI Global Congress.

Earn 10 PDUs (Technical (PM) PDUs) for attending a seven-hour classroom session and completing some pre-seminar reading assignments on Requirements Management processes, tools and techniques. Upon completion of the seminar, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and 10 PDU will be reported for you in PMI's CCRS so you do not have to report PDUs yourself. You will receive an email from PMI that 10 PDUs have been reported for you.

Course objectives:

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

2. Identify the elements of Effective Requirements Management

3. Describe the project management process: Collect Requirements

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

5. Apply tools and techniques for Requirements Management suitable for your workplace

6. Learn to improve organizational performance through effective Requirements Management

Who should attend?

1. 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).

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

3. 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.

If you have any questions, please contact Victoria Kumar, PMP at

Instructor: Victoria S. Kumar, PMP,

Victoria Kumar served as Project Management Office (PMO) Program Manager / Senior Project Manager for the state of North Carolina Office of the State Controller (NC OSC), where she was responsible for implementing project / portfolio management methodologies and developing governance processes to manage the organization’s portfolio. She represented NC OSC in statewide IT project approval processes as statewide project approver, participating with the state’s Enterprise PMO in the state's IT governance process.

Ms. Kumar’s professional career includes project development management with IBM Canada Laboratory and PMO program management, establishing a PMO and implementing IT governance processes through the PMO, both in the private and public sectors.

Ms. Kumar is past president of the PMI North Carolina Chapter. She served the chapter in various board member positions in 2003-2007. She also served as member of the PMI Leadership Institute Advisory Group in 2010 and 2011 and as Director, PMI (Global) Board of Directors (2014 - 2016).

Ms. Kumar has travelled worldwide, presenting in seminars and conferences. She has delivered leadership development and project management seminars to PMI SeminarsWorld and PMI Global Congress participants, including:

• Program and Project Managers as Creative and Innovative Leaders (2012 - 2013)

• Effective Requirements Management (2005 - 2010)

• Delivering Successful Projects ...Every Time (2010)

• Successful Implementation of a PMO (2004 - 2006)

Ms. Kumar published several conference papers as part of PMI global congress proceedings. Her latest paper is on “Project Managers as Creative and Innovative Leaders.”

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)®

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If you have any questions, please email Victoria S. Kumar, PMP ( )


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