BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering Training

Level: Intermediate
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Improved requirements management means improved project delivery. Earning the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering shows you have the knowledge and expertise to deliver high-quality, mission-critical products and projects.

This BCS Requirements Engineering course presents an end-to-end requirements engineering framework. From the business case to the delivery of well-documented and well-formed requirements, high-quality requirements are crucial to delivering quality products. In addition, this course prepares you to take the BCS Requirements Engineering exam at the end of the course.

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You Will Learn How To:

  • Link requirements backward to the business case and forward to the delivered product, process or service
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the requirements engineering process
  • Describe the use of tools to support Requirements Engineering
  • Apply the Requirements Validation process

Certifications/Credits:

CPE 17 Credits PMI 17 PDU

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Important Requirements Engineering Course Information

  • Prerequisites

    • Experience at the level of:
      • Course 211, Business Analysis Introduction: Defining Successful Projects, or
      • Course 3507, BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis
  • Exam Information

    • One hour, ‘open book’
    • Written, based on a business scenario
    • Pass mark is 50%
    • If any special testing adjustments should be considered, please contact Customer Service at least two weeks before the event
  • Certification Information

  • BCS Associate Membership

    • Upon passing your exam, BCS will contact you to activate your membership. Once activated you will be a BCS Associate Member and will have access to the wealth of benefits and support to help you in your career.
    • BCS Associate membership provides exclusive access to resources, content and opportunities that will enrich your career.
    • Note: This offer is only available once to each exam candidate. Exam candidates who have previously benefited from free Associate Membership will not be eligible for this offer again even if you have taken another qualifying BCS exam.

Requirements Engineering Course Outline

  • Introduction to Requirements Engineering

    Framework for Requirements Engineering

    • Identifying the Requirements Engineering rationale
    • Planning and estimating requirements
    • Identifying the business rationale and inputs
    • Crafting the business case
    • Creating the Terms of Reference or Project Initiation Document (PID)

    Building the Requirements

    • Categorizing requirements within the hierarchy
    • General business requirements, including legal and business policy
    • Technical policy requirements
    • Functional requirements
    • Non-functional requirements

    Stakeholders in the Requirements Process

    • Project Stakeholders
    • Business Stakeholders
    • External stakeholders
  • Requirements Elicitation

    Types of knowledge

    • Explicit knowledge and ignorance
    • Identifying tacit knowledge and ignorance

    Eliciting requirements from stakeholders

    • Planning elicitation meetings
    • Choosing the right people to interview

    Applying elicitation techniques

    • Selecting the best interview methodology
    • Constructing questions that deliver results
  • Requirements Engineering Modeling Techniques

    Why model requirements?

    • Generating questions
    • Defining business rules
    • Cross-checking for consistency and completeness

    Modeling the business context for the system

    • Developing a model to represent system processing requirements
    • Interpreting a data model
  • Documenting Your Requirements

    Documentation styles and levels of definition

    • Writing standard requirements
    • Employing user stories and use cases

    Creating a Requirements Catalog

    • Identifying necessary attributes
    • Writing a requirements description
    • Non-functional requirements
  • Requirements Analysis

    Prioritizing and packaging requirements for delivery

    • Analyzing and prioritizing business needs
    • Allocating requirements

    Organizing requirements

    • Optimizing business value
    • Evaluating dependencies between requirements

    Ensuring well-formed requirements

    • Removing overlapping requirements
    • Identifying and negotiating conflicts between requirements
    • Removing ambiguity
    • Ensuring feasibility and testability
    • Prototyping requirements
    • Verifying requirements
  • Validating Requirements

    Applying validation skills

    • Selecting the best validation methods
    • Validation checklists

    Types of reviews

    • Reviews, walk-throughs and inspections
    • Stakeholders and their areas of concern
  • Requirements Management

    Dealing with changing requirements

    • Types of changes
    • Frequency and magnitude of changes

    The importance of traceability

    • Vertical traceability (to business objectives)
    • Horizontal traceability (from origin to deliver)
    • Traceability and ownership

Requirements Engineering Training FAQs

  • Who is the BCS Institute?

    The BCS Institute is The Chartered Institute for IT.

  • How do I achieve Practitioner Certification in Requirements Engineering?

    You can earn the Practitioner Certification in Requirements Engineering if you pass the course exam.

  • How many CDUs/PDUs does this Requirements Engineering course provide?

    BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering will give you 17 PDUs.

  • How can I bring this Requirements Engineering course to my facility to train my team?

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