• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Needs and expectations are easily confused. Project managers must therefore determine client/customer needs while managing expectations. In this 14-video course, learners discover the art of balancing needs and expectations in the context of project management. Begin by learning how to identify and understand client needs. Examine how to collect project requirements with Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), guidelines, and the importance of separating expectations from requirements. Learn how to categorize client requests so they can be factored into requirements or rejected by categorizing priorities by using the MoSCoW Method (must-haves, should-haves, could-haves, and will not have). Learn how to create a balance between client needs and expectations. Delve into the role of the Project Manager and the importance of well-honed communication skills, and learn how to avoid distracting noise and buzz surrounding modern technology. Identify business needs; use Agile communication to understand needs; and view strategies, including communication best practices, to manage expectations. Finally, discover ways to set client needs and expectations, and learn best practices for resetting stakeholder expectations on projects.

Learning Objectives

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Framework Connections

Specialty Areas

  • Program/Project Management and Acquisition