PROJ-620: Planning I: Preparation, Scope, Quality, and Risk

Getting Started

Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to discuss various tasks, deliverables, and tools, which help in project preparation, scope management, communications management, quality management, risk management, and integration management. In this discussion, submit a post that identifies various stakeholders and the methods the project manager may use to identify their requirements.

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Identify stakeholder requirements and expectations.

Resources

  • Textbook: Agile Fundamentals: A Comprehensive Guide to Using an Agile Approach
  • Textbook: PMP Exam Prep
  • Article: Managing Stakeholder Expectations
  • Article: It’s All About ME (Managing Expectations)
  • Website: IWU Resource Page
  • Website: Evaluating Sources
  • Video: Project Stakeholder Management Plan: Managing Expectations
  • Video: Requirements Prioritization: Managing Stakeholder Expectations
  • Video: The Collect Requirements Process
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Background Information

Once you demonstrate comprehension of the importance of a stakeholder management plan, you will be able to identify various stakeholders as well as methods the project manager may use to identify their requirements. Additionally, you will learn to illustrate the difference between stakeholders’ “requirements” and “expectations.”


Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. In Agile Fundamentals: A Comprehensive Guide to Using an Agile Approach: Chapter 5: Establishing a Shared Vision- Communicating with Stakeholders
  3. In PMP Exam Prep, Chapter 13: Stakeholders
  4. Read the following articles:
    1. Managing Stakeholder Expectations
    2. It’s All About ME (Managing Expectations)!
  5. Watch the following videos:
    1. Project Stakeholder Management Plan: Managing Expectations (8:32 min)
    2. Requirements Prioritization: Managing Stakeholder Expectations (2:31 min)
    3. The Collect Requirements Process (4:20 min) or read The Collect Requirements Process transcript.
  6. Navigate to the threaded discussion and respond to the following prompt(s):
    1. Stakeholders are the people involved in a project who have a major interest in its success. A project may have many stakeholders, and the most important of them is the client. Explain who the other stakeholders are and the methods the project manager may use to identify their requirements—especially the requirements of the sponsor/client.
    2. Additionally, discuss the difference between “requirements” and “expectations” with at least two examples.
  7. In contrast to some of your prior courses, your initial post is due Day Three of the workshop, not Day Four.
  8. Your initial post should be a minimum of 200 words.
  9. Properly cite and reference one or more of the workshop’s sources in your original post.
  10. All references and citations should be in APA format.
    1. Review the APA Style page for information on how to cite sources and format citations and references properly.
    2. You may also review the OCLS Evaluating Sources page to see the criteria for credible Internet research websites.
  11. Read and respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings, as well as all follow-up instructor questions directed to you, by the end of the workshop. Responses should be at least 100 words.
  12. Your postings also should:
    1. Be well developed by providing clear answers with evidence of critical thinking.
    2. Add greater depth to the discussion by introducing new ideas.
    3. Provide clarification to classmates’ questions and provide insight into the discussion.
  13. Use the Activities button or the quick link to access the discussion thread.

Requirements: 200