Managing and Communicating Requirements Training

Managing and Communicating Requirements Training

Managing and Communicating Requirements Training

Certificate: None
Duration: 2 Days
Course Delivery: (Virtual) Classroom

Accreditor: None
Language: English
Credits: 14 PDUs, 14 CDUs

Course Description:
Learn to develop a plan that includes determining the requirements activities a Business Analyst will perform on a particular project and how you will control and manage changes to the deliverables. Develop a high level test plan to verify and validate your user requirements and achieve quality performance.

Learning Objectives:
Individuals at this level will have demonstrated their ability to:
● Plan, manage and communicate requirements for projects
● Perform the various elicitation techniques used in gathering and documenting requirements.
● Produce relevant artifacts needed for documenting requirements.
● Minimize uncertainty and risk by applying principles learned in the course
● Ensure your project delivers required functionality and adds value to the business
● Translate business requirements into appropriate technical specifications.
● Optimize your team’s responsiveness to change

None – This course is suitable for both novices and experienced people who need to manage and communicate requirements for projects. It is recommended that participants complete the Business Analysis Essentials course prior to enrolling or have equivalent experience.

Course Materials:
You will receive the following as part of this course:
● Full Student Guide
● Requirements Templates

Course Outline:

Section 1: Introduction
● Requirements and types of requirements
● Requirements in the product life cycle
● Project roles and requirements
● The role of the Business Analyst (BA)

Section 2: Managing Solution Scope and Requirements
● Requirements management plan
● Solution scope
● Conflict and issue management
● General techniques used

Section 3: Knowing Your Audience and Their Needs
● Specific needs of business stakeholders and management
● Specific needs of Subject Matter Experts (SME)
● Specific needs of the technical team (developers, testers, etc.)

Section 4: Managing Requirements Effectively
● Attributes of effective requirements
● Audiences of the requirements and the audiences’ needs
● Business vs. technical point of view
● Need for formality and level of detail required

Section 5: Managing Requirements Traceability
● Recording the dependencies and relationships for each of the requirements
● Impact analysis
● Using a configuration management system
● Testing requirements
● General techniques used

Section 6: Prepare the Requirements Package
● Work product and deliverables
● Attributes of a complete requirements package
● General techniques used

Section 7: Maintain Requirements for Re-use
● Maintaining organizational process assets
● Ongoing requirements
● Satisfied requirements

Section 8: Communicating Requirements Effectively
● The 7 Cs
● Bulleted and numbered lists
● Tables and graphs
● Models and other graphics
● Using white space and fonts
● Chunking requirements information and the use of headings

Section 9: Additional Information
● Useful books and links on managing and communicating requirements

● Business Analysts
● Systems Analysts and programmers interested in expanding their role into the business area
● Executives
● Project Manager


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