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Defining Project Requirements and Scope is a Course

Defining Project Requirements and Scope


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Full course description

Course Date:

Oct 10, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017


2 weeks


6 hrs/week



Course Type:



Badge, Certificate


According to the Project Management Institute, 38 percent of the time, failed projects can trace their downfall to inaccurate requirements; 35 percent of the time it’s caused by changes in scope. This data illustrates how difficult it can be to get everyone involved in a project on the same page. When stakeholders have different visions about a project’s objectives, it’s likely to fail--and they’re failing at alarming rates.

This competency will teach you how to accurately and effectively define and communicate the requirements and scope of your projects, to ensure yours don’t become part of the statistic.


  • Construct a project scope statement
  • Use appropriate requirements gathering techniques
  • Document requirements

Course Author

Suresh Chalasani

Suresh Chalasani, PhD


Suresh Chalasani is a professor in the Business department at UW-Parkside. Prior to joining UW-Parkside, he worked as an assistant professor at UW-Madison. He also served as a consultant for several companies in the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor. Dr. Chalasani’s educational background includes a PhD from the University of Southern California. Dr. Chalasani’s current research and teaching interests include management information systems, technologies for business supply chains, transforming business processes using technologies, sustainable management, healthcare management, and healthcare technologies. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS).