Workshop - The Psychology, Art and Science of Gathering Business Requirements

The Psychology, Art and Science of Gathering Business Requirements

Project management methodologies work “on paper” and “in theory,” unfortunately, they generally fail once people are added to the mix. The focus on the psychology, art, and science of gathering business requirements is the major contributor to project success where success is defined as being on time, within scope, and at or below budget.


February 21, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Key Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how to document and present the requirements using simple tools.
  2. Understand how to create and position your team members to obtain the business requirements.
  3. Understand the components of the project equation.
  4. The learning (and teaching) concepts to educate team members
  5. Historical overview of IT projects and methodologies
  6. The art of managing stakeholders


“Through the years, Reed has found that many lessons learned along the race course don’t differ much from corporate America’s hills and valleys.” – National BMBA Magazine.

"Anthony Reed hasn’t stopped running since. He ran while earning his MBA, master’s of accounting, and CPA certification. And he kept going while working as an Information Technology Director at Texas Instruments, heading up his own consulting business, and teaching college accounting courses.” –Runner’s World magazine

“The discussion around flanking was the most helpful immediate take away."  – Past Seminar Participant.

About the Presenter

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Anthony Reed, CPA, PMP, MBA, MS is the true Renaissance man. This globetrotting business executive and marathoner (26.2-mile/42.2K) has passions for life, adventures, learning, and teaching. He has over 25 years of managing multi-million dollar, international projects. He was also on the Oracle Applications Users’ Group (OAUG) Board of Directors and The Dallas Oracle Users’ Group CIO Advisory Board.  His undergraduate degrees are in mathematics and management. His MBA and MS are in management and accounting, respectively. As an adjunct professor, he taught project management, IT, business management, and accounting. He has published five books and over fifty articles. And he’s spoken at accounting, software quality, project management, and IT conferences around the world. This endurance enthusiast has also completed over two-hundred running, triathlon, and bicycling races. He’s a Certified Running Coach and is one of fewer than 50 people in the world who completed the marathon hat trick. He has completed a marathon on all seven continents, run over 100 marathons, and Finished marathons in all 50 States. The international marathons included the exotic Great Wall of China, the brutal SafriCom Lewa, and the Antarctica Marathons.  Anthony is also on the Board of Directors for the Dallas (formerly White Rock) Marathon.



  • $425 Non-members
  • $325 Chapter Members
  • $175 Chapter Student Members
  • $25 Earlybird Discount for registrations by 1/1/2018
  • $50 Late Fee for registrations after 2/11/2018
  • Registration closes 2/20/2018

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Portland World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon
Portland, OR, 97204

Parking available at attendee's expense; continental breakfast and lunch provided.  


The course will apply to the PMP, PMI-ACP, RMP and SP. It will be 8 PDUs and the PMI Triangle breakdown will be:
  • Business/Strategy = 8 PDUs 
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Event Properties

Event Date 02-21-2018 8:30 am
Event End Date 02-21-2018 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 10-22-2017
Cut off date 02-20-2018 11:55 pm
Individual Price $425.00
Late Fee $50.00(From 02-12-2018)
Location 2WTC Building, World Trade Center Portland
We are no longer accepting registration for this event


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