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Planning for Demand Management

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Planning for Demand Management

Items requiring planning for Demand Management is listed.

Table 1. Demand Management Planning
Name Description
Roles Determine who has the demand manager [demand_manager] and demand user [demand_user] roles.
Portfolios Determine how you want to group or categorize demands, and then have a user with the project_manager role create portfolios based on those groupings.
Stakeholders Identify individuals who have the appropriate domain knowledge to evaluate demands related to each portfolio.

Then make them stakeholders for that portfolio.

Assessments Consider using assessments to facilitate the information gathering process.

Define metric categories and assessment metrics to develop and distribute assessments to the appropriate audience.

Bubble chart definitions Identify metrics that are important to stakeholders, departments, and the organization.

Use these metrics to create bubble charts that visually compare demands.

For example, when considering which projects to undertake many organizations compare metrics such as risk rating, return on investment, and cost.

Resource plans Consider developing resource plans to help the organization understand the time and resource costs associated with the demand. Any resource plans attached to the demand propagate to the project.

Resource plans require that the Resource Management application is active.

Enhancement and defect requests Determine if you need the ability to manage enhancement and defect requests as demands.

This functionality requires that the SDLC Scrum Process Pack is active.