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Watermark Learning Responds to Major Project Management Dilemma – Presents Business Requirements Analysis Tips at Delivering Project Excellence 2006

Posted by Media Relations on Thursday, May 25th, 2006 - Comments »

Minneapolis, MN, May 25, 2006 – Watermark Learning, a leader in business analysis, project management training and skill development, is responding to a recurring dilemma facing project managers and business analysts – how to gather business requirements for a reluctant client or sponsor?Watermark Learning Co-Principal, Richard Larson, PMP, will deliver a presentation on business requirements analysis at the upcoming Delivering Project Excellence event in Scottsdale, AZ, June 5 – 7, 2006.“Obtaining customer requirements is one of the most difficult stages of project management,” said Richard Larson. “Oftentimes, customers are reluctant, unavailable or simply unable to define their business requirements.”Larson will directly address this common dilemma facing project managers and will provides tips on how to respectfully question key stakeholders about their real needs and provide recommendations that best meet their business objectives.In his presentation “Want to Be a ‘Star’ in Requirements Planning?” Larson will share a set of professional interviewing techniques to help project managers and business analysts properly gather business requirements.These techniques will include:• How to summarize your findings & recommendations• How to feel good about asking questions• How to get stakeholder buy-in and interest“Ultimately, the client wants a solution that will get to the root of the business problem,” said Larson. “Digging down to the root is where effective requirements gathering is crucial.”Event Information“Want to Be a ‘Star’ in Requirements Planning? Time to Rev-up your Internal Consulting Skills.”Tuesday, June 6, 20063.10 – 3.50 pmScottsdale Resort, Spa & Conference Center, AZRegister for the Delivering Project Excellence event at more information on effective business requirements analysis, visit Watermark LearningWatermark Learning is a leading project management and requirements analysis training and skill development company. Founded by industry veterans, Elizabeth Larson & Richard Larson, Watermark Learning also offers Masters Certificate Programs through Auburn University in Business Analysis and Project Management. Watermark Learning maintains training facilities in both Minnesota and Arizona.

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