Defining Business Requirements

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

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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


Business Analysis

Delivery Method

In-class, Live Online


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

Duration (days)

3 days

Credits Offered



Foundational, Intermediate


Public or Private

Vendor / Product Line



Course Type Classroom
Live/Recorded Live
Instructor/Self paced Instructor Led
Hours 21 Hours
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. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel Bryan

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

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris Long

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

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrea Cavalluzzo

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

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gerwyn Williams

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

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    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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