Defining Business Requirements

(6 customer reviews)

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Description

 

This three day applied course provides the steps and practices to effectively gather business and system requirements. Participants learn a variety of practical communication, analysis and modeling techniques — the best practices used in the Requirements Elicitation Process. And even more importantly, participants are taught – and given the opportunity to practice how to apply them on systems development projects.

The course teaches a very practical systematic approach to requirements analysis and definition. This is a proven, effective, real world approach that will enable a defined and consistent method that is easily learned and easily applied. Participants will learn specific modern methods, strategies and techniques that can be easily integrated into a company’s existing methodologies and practices.

 

Additional information

Domain

Business Analysis

Delivery Method

In-class, Live Online

Audience

Business Analysts, Project Managers, Project Team Members, Business Architects

Duration (days)

3 days

Credits Offered

21 PDU/CDUs

Level

Foundational, Intermediate

Public/Private

Public or Private

Vendor / Product Line

IAG

Specifications

Session
Course Type Classroom
Live/Recorded Live
Instructor/Self paced Instructor Led
Hours 21 Hours
PDU/CDU 21
Format 3 Full Days

Learning Objectives

 

  • How to use the right elicitation techniques, models, steps and questions appropriate for the various stakeholder groups (users, senior management, non-technical, business subject-matter-experts, detail oriented, high-level, etc.)
  • Understand the critical success factors for a requirements meeting including setting SMART objectives and expectations, using a systematic process and questioning techniques, using visual modeling, keeping the meeting focused, using business language
  • Identify clients’ business needs easily, without needing to be a subject matter expert
  • How to work directly and interactively with business clients in defining project requirements
  • Conduct fast and efficient analysis – maximizing the time and resources of the company
  • How to apply industry best practices for discovering, describing and documenting requirements for various projects (new development, maintenance and package) and in various environments (iterative, incremental and waterfall)
  • Identify true user requirements versus “nice-to-have”
  • How to organize and model the information requirements into business objects and data elements
  • Learn the steps, questions and techniques for business process and data modeling – using such tools as context diagramming, use-case modeling, data flow diagramming, functional narratives, process modeling, data descriptions, entity relationship diagrams)
  • How to analyze client business requirements and produce requirement specifications
  • Complete a business requirement specification that’s ready for design, development or sourcing software

6 reviews for Defining Business Requirements

  1. Kaustubh Gadre

    A++ to the instructor (Robert). Gave real life practical examples that helped me to corelate and understand the concept a lot better.

  2. Daniel Bryan

    The course was very “real world” driven. While there were classroom examples, Rob used real life experiences to enforce his material.

  3. Chris Long

    The step by step methodology that was used made the class very easy to follow. Very logical.

  4. Andrea Cavalluzzo

    The instructor made the coursework engaging and entertaining. The organization (around business processes rather than use case mechanics) was enlightening.

  5. Gerwyn Williams

    I liked level of detail. Much more comprehensive and thorough compared to other courses of this type.

  6. Cindy Riley

    We all question how practical these courses really are before hand but this is truly a real-world, practical approach. It immediately establishes a huge amount of credibility with your users.

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