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Developing User Requirements: The Key to Project Success

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

315

Duration

4 Days

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Learn to enhance your requirements development process — from planning the project, through conducting elicitation meetings and writing well-formed user requirements, to validating the requirements and managing changes to them. In this user requirements training course, you develop the skills for getting the right information from your stakeholders at the beginning and avoid wasting resources later.

You Will Learn How To

  • Write well-formed, validated requirements and enhance your development processes
  • Prepare for stakeholder interviews with video scenarios
  • Analyse, write, and validate requirements via simulations
  • Compare different requirements approaches

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®Guide) and PMBOK® Guide — Fifth Edition
  • Requirements classification scheme
  • The requirements development process: elicit, analyse, specify, validate and manage
  • Challenges to developing effective requirements
  • Requirements and Agile
  • Planning a Requirements Project

Interpreting existing documentation

  • Requirements throughout the organisation
  • Analysing business cases and project history
  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Determining scope

Creating a project action plan

  • Identifying and managing requirements
  • Elements of an action plan
  • Writing a plan for a simulated project
  • Eliciting Requirements from Stakeholders

Planning elicitation meetings

  • Choosing the right people to interview
  • Selecting the best interview methodology
  • Constructing questions that deliver results

Facilitating elicitation meetings

  • One-on-one meetings
  • Group meetings
  • Dysfunctional meetings
  • Meetings with executives
  • Analysing Requirements with Process Maps

Process-mapping methodologies

  • Process-mapping procedure and materials
  • Creating process maps

Other analysis methodologies

  • Applying alternative graphical models
  • Performing gap analyses

Completing the analysis

  • Prioritising requirements with creative techniques
  • Completing a requirements analysis worksheet
  • Writing and Assembling the Requirements Document

Gathering the pieces

  • Extracting requirements from an analysis worksheet
  • Utilising templates

Key writing skills

  • Principles of well-formed requirements
  • Word sensitivity, syntax and active voice
  • Well-formed vs. ill-formed requirements
  • Editing and rewriting requirements
  • The top five challenges to creating well-formed requirements

Organisational skills and traceability

  • Organising requirements into a readable document
  • Sequencing and numbering strategies
  • Linking requirements to business needs and test cases
  • Creating a traceability strategy for the organisation
  • Validating Requirements

Applying validation skills

  • Selecting the best validation methods
  • Validation checklists
  • Methods for conducting a walk-through

Writing testable requirements

  • Reviews, walk-throughs, and inspections
  • Checking the testability of requirements
  • Managing Changes to Update Your Document

What you can expect

  • Types of changes
  • Frequency, magnitude of changes

Navigating the change process

  • Conducting a change meeting
  • Managing change requests
  • Accepting and rejecting changes
  • Integrating Requirements into Your Organisation
  • Choosing the right requirements-management tools
  • Selecting appropriate requirements standards
  • Defining an ideal requirements process
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Standard class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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“I truly enjoyed this course as it gave me a more industrial approach to the requirements gathering and documentation tasks I carry out in my job...I would highly recommend this class to anyone involved in any stage of the business requirements or handoff project phase”.

- M. Piwtoratsky, Manager
L’Oreal IT

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