Mastering the Requirements Process Training

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Course Description

 
By mastering the project requirements process, business analysts and project managers can better manage customers‚?? expectations and satisfy their needs. Requirements discovery is the first step to a successful project. This workshop focuses on the skills necessary to thoroughly gather requirements from stakeholders, procedures, system components, and various business documents. Quality requirements statements are the next step in a successful project. This workshop provides the best practices to write specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and traceable, requirements statements. Finally, requirements must be properly communicated, validated and signed off to achieve a successful project outcome. By the end of this course, participants will have accomplished all three. Overall the workshop is designed to give participants the skills, hands-on application and confidence they need to tackle any project by producing and gaining approval for a quality requirements document.
Course Length: 3 Days
Course Tuition: $1190 (US)

Prerequisites

Previous professional experience in business analysis is required.

Course Outline

 

1.  Introduction

What is a Requirement?

Workshop Objectives

Analysis Work

Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) Companies

Workshop Agenda

The Cost of Bad Requirements

The System Development Life Cycle

Workshop Logistics  

2.  Requirements Process

Requirements

Types of Requirements

Developing Requirements – Where do We Begin?

Current State vs. Future State

Discovery

Performing Enterprise Analysis

Requirements Documentation

The Requirements Attributes for Traceability to the Source

Requirement Identification

Organizing Requirements

Requirements Exclusions – Out of Scope

The Phased or Iterative Approach

Dictionary of Terms

Planning on Requirements Work

3.  Requirement Essentials

How Shall We Write Requirements?

SMART Requirements

Guidelines for Documenting Requirements

Quality Requirements?

The Grammar of Requirements

Ambiguous Words

Pronouns

Synonyms

Negative Words

Adverbs

Adjectives

Measuring Success (Testing Requirements)

Requirements Statements vs. Design Statements

Turning Design Statements into Requirements

4.  The Business Case

Documenting the Business Case

Building the Business Case

Project Context

Actors and External Entities

The Context Diagram

Mastering the Requirements Process

5.  Stakeholder Requirements

The People Side of Requirements

Best Practices for Stakeholder Interactions

Working with People

Requirements Elicitation Techniques

Identifying Stakeholder Requirements

Facilitating a Requirements Discovery Session

Structure of a Facilitated Session

6.  Functional Requirements

Functional Requirements

Level of Detail for Functional Requirements

So What Are Functions?

Words to Avoid

Where Can We Find Functional Requirements?

Writing Functional Requirements from Stakeholder Requirements

Writing Functional Requirements from a Use Case

Use Case

Writing into Functional Requirements from Artifacts   

7.  Non-Functional Requirements

Reliability Requirement Statements

Performance Efficiency Requirement Statements

Operability & Usability Requirement Statement

Security Requirement Statements

Compatibility Requirement Statements

Maintainability and Supportability Requirements

Transferability and Portability

Where Can We Find Quality of Service Requirements?

Other Places to Look for Non-Functional Requirements

Writing Non-Functional Requirements from Stakeholder Requirements

Writing Non-Functional Requirements from Use Cases

Writing Non-Functional Requirements from Functional Requirements

Writing Non-Functional Requirements from Artifacts

Transition Requirements

8.  The Requirements Communication

Purpose of Requirements

Communication

Requirement Document

Levels of Requirements Communication

Peer Review

Stakeholder Walkthrough

Requirements Inspection

Sign-Off Approval

The Requirements Baseline

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