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Developing Requirements for IT Systems with Use Cases

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

218

Duration

3 Days

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Improve customer satisfaction and product delivery by applying techniques from this use case based IT requirements development course. With this use case training, you will understand the difference between user requirements vs system requirements, and gain the skills to capture software and IT business needs and requirements. You will also write use cases to specify software requirements, draw UML diagrams to model the system, create the data and interface models, and develop an IT requirements document.

You Will Learn How To

  • Develop requirements for IT and software-intensive systems
  • Build a use case based requirements model
  • Write use cases
  • Model user interfaces using mock-ups and a data model

Course Outline

  • The Importance of Software Requirements

The software development life cycle

  • Defining and differentiating between requirement types
  • Locating requirement sources
  • Development approaches

Presenting software requirements

  • Structuring the requirements document
  • Requirements components: text, diagrams, data
  • Structuring Your Project

Tuning your methodology to your project size

  • Matching the process to size and complexity of projects
  • Differentiating Agile from standard techniques

Analysing stakeholder input

  • Identifying and prioritising stakeholders
  • Eliciting initial requirements input
  • Iterating requirements collaboratively

Applying the requirements process

  • Elicitation
  • Analysis
  • Specification
  • Validation
  • Capturing and Refining Use Cases

Writing user stories

  • Scripting user stories and use cases
  • Iteration and progressive elaboration of use cases

Creating structured use cases

  • Use cases as behavioural requirements
  • Identifying stakeholders and actors Naming and scoping use cases
  • Writing scenarios: main and alternatives
  • Adding preconditions and guarantees

Iterating use cases

  • Refining use cases with stakeholders
  • Factoring common steps
  • Discovering extension scenarios
  • Verifying use case completeness

Organising use cases

  • Diagramming scenarios with UML
  • Choosing free text vs. formal use case notation
  • Generating Interface Requirements

Integrating interface requirements

  • Supporting use cases with user interface mock-ups
  • Comparing types of interface

Producing interface models

  • Storyboarding and prototyping
  • Modelling interfaces with UML state diagrams and navigation maps
  • Data Requirements

Analysing data requirements

  • Exploring the use cases and the interface
  • Determining data business rules

Creating a requirements data model

  • Representing data models with UML class diagrams
  • Entities
  • Attributes
  • Associations
  • Adding associations' multiplicity
  • Maintaining the glossary
  • Nonfunctional Requirements

Gathering nonfunctional requirements

  • Obtaining volumetrics
  • Classifying nonfunctional requirements using FURPS

Documenting nonfunctional requirements

  • System reliability: Availability, Accuracy and Failures
  • Addressing the "-ilities"
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Course Tuition Fee Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

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Training Hours

Standard class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Last day class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest:
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON START class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Last day class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Free Course Exam – Last Day:
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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“The real-life experiences that our instructor shared with us throughout the course on user requirements for software development provided association and applicability to many aspects of the course materials”.

- J. Hoverson, Functional Analyst
ASM Research

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