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User & System Requirements for Successful Software Development

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

218

Duration

4 Days

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About This Course: You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to capture software requirements using clearly defined processes. You learn to specify user and system requirements, match the process to the size of your project, and apply quality and consistency tests to the requirements model.

You Will Learn How To

  • Develop requirements for software-intensive systems
  • Build a use case-based requirements model
  • Write user stories and brief, casual and fully developed use cases
  • Model user interface using mock-ups and develop a data model
  • Validate requirements, manage the changes and keep traceability

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

Analyzing stakeholder input

  • Identifying and prioritizing stakeholders
  • Eliciting initial requirements from input documents
  • Iterating requirements collaboratively

Applying the requirements process

  • Elicitation
  • Analysis
  • Specification
  • Validation
  • IEEE
  • SWEBOK
  • The Unified Process
  • 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 behavioral 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

Organizing 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
  • Modeling interfaces with UML state diagrams and navigation maps
  • Data Requirements

Analyzing 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"
  • Validating Requirements and Producing Test Scenarios

Performing requirements validation

  • Achieving well-formed requirements through validation
  • Reviewing requirements with walkthroughs
  • Verifying requirements with inspections

Generating use case tests from requirements

  • Ensuring testability of requirements
  • Extrapolating test scripts and scenarios from requirements
  • Relating requirements to system and UA testing
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Tuition

Standard

$2990

Government

$2659

Course Tuition 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.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

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“I thoroughly enjoyed the User Requirements for Software Development course. The instructor was dynamic, and I found that working in teams really helped me to master the skills we were learning.”

- D. Favre, Systems Analyst/Programmer
CareFirst BC/BS

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