1 - Introduction
Requirements and types of requirementsRequirements in the product life cycleProject roles and requirementsThe role of the Business Analyst (BA)
2 - Managing Solution Scope & Requirements
Requirements management planSolution scopeConflict and issue managementGeneral techniques used
3 - Knowing Your Audience & Their Needs
Specific needs of business stakeholders and managementSpecific needs of Subject Matter Experts (SME)Specific needs of the technical team (developers, testers, etc.)
4 - Managing Requirements Effectively
Attributes of effective requirementsAudiences of the requirements and the audiences' needsBusiness vs. technical point of viewNeed for formality and level of detail required
5 - Managing Requirements Traceability
Recording the dependencies and relationships for each of the requirementsImpact analysisUsing a configuration management systemTesting requirementsGeneral techniques used
6 - Prepare the Requirements Package
Work product and deliverablesAttributes of a complete requirements packageGeneral techniques used
7 - Maintain Requirements for Re-Use
Maintaining organizational process assetsOngoing requirementsSatisfied requirements
8 - Communicating Requirements Effectively
The 7 CsBulleted and numbered listsTables and graphsModels and other graphicsUsing white space and fontsChunking requirements information and the use of headings
9 - Additional Information
Useful books and links on managing and communicating requirements
Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.
Who is it For?
Executives, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Business and IT stakeholders working with analysts, Systems Analysts and programmers interested in expanding their role into the business area.
There are no prerequisites for this course. This course suitable for both novices and experienced people who need to manage and communicate requirements for projects. It is recommended that participants complete the BA01 – Business Analysis Essentials course prior to enrolling or have equivalent experience.