PMI Silicon Valley Tools and Techniques Forum for January



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    Business Requirements: Why Project Managers Should Care

    Event Co-Sponsor

    The Silicon Valley Chapter of PMI


    Presentation Overview

    Business Requirements: Why Project Managers Should Care
    The dirty secret is that no one does them. We talk about them. We quickly throw some words into a business case that we know won’t get read. Examine key reasons why your boss doesn’t value business requirements and get quick tips to get their attention and improve your project success.

    A big project problem happens when business requirements are missing. Management expects you to move quickly. So you don’t interview senior leadership for their expectations. Misunderstanding about project scope begins to creep in . Control gates reviews are no fun since everyone is arguing about what the product should “really” do. Timelines are pushed out ….Morale goes down…. It is ugly in project land.

    Project success begins early when you describe business requirements in a clear manner. This rallies organization agreement, verifies the project scope, and validates that the project solution will satisfy customer needs. Learn how you can develop effective business requirements to improve project success.
    3 Key Learning Points:
    • Overcome challenges in working with senior leadership
    • Participants will be presented with various techniques to describe and model business requirements
    • You will walk away with understanding how to sell the value of documenting business requirements


    Rosemary Hossenlopp, President and Founder of Project Management Perspectives LLC
    Rosemary Hossenlopp is the project improvement resource. From running project teams to implementing business processes, Rosemary improves project performance. She is the president and founder of Project Management Perspectives LLC, a Silicon Valley based project management consulting and training firm.

    Rosemary provides consulting and training in a variety of areas including process engineering, project management and business analysis. She has 20 years of project experience and has created project offices, launched many generations of new products and guided global process improvement initiatives. Her experience includes directing large, global initiatives at corporations including AT&T Consumer Products, Apple Computer, Tandem Computer, and Compaq Computer.

    Ms. Hossenlopp received her B.S. from Oregon State University and M.B.A. from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP®) and founded the Tools and Techniques monthly vendor showcase of the Silicon Valley Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) 

    Event Logistics


    11:45am to 12:00pm Registration
    12:00pm to 1:30pm Are you "Agile" Ready?


    111 W. Saint John, Suite 200
    San Jose, CA 95113


    Price*-(Refreshments included; NOT lunch, please bring your own!)

    $10 for PMI & SDForum members
    $20 non-members

    *PMI members, please phone 408-414-5950 to register if you do not have the discount code.