Planning & Estimating for Requirements Discovery Course


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Live Virtual Course on Developing a Requirements Management Plan for both Agile and Traditional Projects

How long is it going to take to “do the requirements”? What approach are you going to use? Is a BRD needed? What templates should be used? What level of detail do we need? How many requirements discovery sessions will be needed? Who should attend? When should they be scheduled? What techniques do we use (use cases, process models, story maps?) What authoring and/or collaboration tools will we be using? What is our process for reviewing, verifying, validating, prioritizing, and managing changes?

As a Project Manager, Business Analyst, or Consultant you need to answer these questions. This course will provide you with a framework and template to assist you in the decisioning process for developing an efficient and effective plan and strategy for the requirements definition and management on your projects.

With IAG’s Live Virtual Training, you get to learn from our leading experts on business analysis, requirements and architecture with the convenience and cost effectiveness of being online. From IAG’s state-of-the-art video-conferencing facilities, our instructors provide an interactive, web-based experience that puts you right in the classroom but with the convenience of being online!

Additional information


Business Analysis, PPM


Business Analysts, Project Managers, Program Managers, Portfolio Managers, Project Team Members, Business Architects, Enterprise Architects, Agile Team Members, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Business Managers

Delivery Method

In-class, Live Online


3-Days x 3.5 hours (9:00-12:30 ET)


Advanced, Foundational, Intermediate

Vendor / Product Line


Course Outline


Strategies and Approaches to Requirements Definition and Management

  • The Requirements Discovery Process
  • Iterative and Incremental Approaches
  • Requirements in Agile: The Product Backlog
  • Methods to Elicit Requirements
  • Requirements Discovery Sessions
  • Agile Epic and Story Writing Sessions

Planning for the Requirements Effort

  • What is needed for planning and estimating
  • The planning process
  • Developing the plan and strategy for Requirements Definition and Management
  • Determining the modeling and requirements elicitation approach
  • Determining the form and iterations of detail needed

Estimating Requirements Discovery Sessions

  • Starting with the backlog list of items
  • Sizing each item
  • Applying estimation metrics to the requirements definition iterations and tasks
  • Validating and refining estimates
  • Scheduling and resourcing the Requirements Discovery Sessions

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the elements of requirements management plan and the activities required to develop the plan and schedule for requirements discovery
  • Discuss the considerations and prerequisites for preparing a requirements management plan
  • Understand to differences and decisions to be made regarding the type, form, format, style and level of detail of the models, work products, and deliverables to be employed for the project
  • Learn the different approaches and strategies that can be undertaken to elicit, review, prioritize and manage the requirements through the project or sprints
  • Learn how to select and communicate the best methods and approach for defining and managing the requirements for a project
  • Understand and be able to select the appropriate techniques needed for discovering and describing the requirements and related models
  • Learn and practice how to estimate and develop a work schedule of meetings and work breakdown structure of RDM activities for a project

IAG Training Experience

Whether you are attending online or in person, in a public or a private in-house class, our courses are designed to provide an enjoyable, engaging and effective learning environment. Our instructors are all experienced practitioners and our courses all include demonstrations, examples, and exercises to make the content relevant and meaningful.

Participants receive a participant guide as well as access to our online class workspace for templates, handouts, samples and additional reference material.


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