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Developing User Requirements: The Key to Project Success

COURSE TYPE

Hands-On

Course Number

315

Duration

4 Days

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About This Course: Successful projects begin by developing clear business and user requirements. This course provides the skills to write well-formed, testable, verifiable user requirements. You learn to enhance your requirements development processes and skills for getting the right information from your stakeholders.

You Will Learn How To

  • Write well-formed, validated requirements and enhance your development processes
  • Prepare a plan for developing the requirements
  • Conduct efficient requirements elicitation
  • Analyze the information and draw process maps to model the requirements

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, analyze, specify, validate and manage
  • Challenges to developing effective requirements
  • Requirements and Agile
  • Planning a Requirements Project

Interpreting existing documentation

  • Requirements throughout the organization
  • Analyzing 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
  • Analyzing 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

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

Gathering the pieces

  • Extracting requirements from an analysis worksheet
  • Utilizing 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

Organizational skills and traceability

  • Organizing requirements into a readable document
  • Sequencing and numbering strategies
  • Linking requirements to business needs and test cases
  • Creating a traceability strategy for the organization
  • 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 Organization
  • Choosing the right requirements-management tools
  • Selecting appropriate requirements standards
  • Defining an ideal requirements process
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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


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day:  3:30 pm – 4:30 pm


By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:  

  • Make progress toward earning one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications.
  • Earn College Credit Units — Many Learning Tree courses are recommended for College Credits, which are accepted by over 2,000 colleges and universities, and may qualify you to receive Tuition Reimbursement.
  • Receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

Each Course Day - Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest:  4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

This course qualifies for 23 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. Read More...

This course is endorsed by IIBA for Professional Development Hours (PD Hours) and Continuing Development Units (CDUs). For additional information and to confirm which courses are eligible towards your IIBA certification, click here.

PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 23 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 19 PDUs
Leadership : 2 PDUs
Business & Strategic : 2 PDUs

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“This course gave me a more industrial approach to requirements gathering and documentation tasks. I 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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