Overview:

3 Days

About the course

Requirements Engineering is an essential business analysis skill. Being able to pinpoint your consumers’ expectations for a newly introduced or modified existing product is key to the success of the completed solution.

Based around a Requirements Engineering framework, this course will teach you a range of techniques for elicitation, analysis, documentation and managing requirements. All with the help of a detailed case study that allows you to practice applying the techniques you learn. Some of the key areas we’ll look at include requirements categorisation, prioritisation and documentation, traceability and management of changes to requirements, and use case modelling and stories.

Who is it for?

The course is designed mainly for practising business analysts but is also suitable for others such as business change practitioners, project managers and enterprise architects who wish to gain an insight into this aspect of the business analysis process.

Entry:

Entry Requirements

There are no pre requisites.  

The Exam:

The Exam

During this three day course you’ll receive all the training you need to prepare for the BCS Requirements Engineering certificate examination, which is held on the final afternoon of the course. Through a given business scenario, this open-book exam puts your knowledge of Requirements Engineering techniques to the test. A pass means you’re another step closer to achieving the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis – the de facto certification for practicing business analysts. One last thing this course is also approved as consistent with the IIBA BABoK version 3.0 and enables participants to develop SFIA skills BUAN and REQM.

Syllabus:

Course Content

Rationale for requirements engineering

  • Definition of a ‘requirement’ and requirements hierarchies
  • Knowledge types
  • Requirements engineering framework: linear and Agile development

The role of the analyst

  • Stakeholders in requirements engineering
  • Roles and responsibilities

 Requirements planning and management

  • Planning for requirements engineering
  • The business context and business case: linear and Agile development
  • Project initiation

Requirements elicitation

  • Interviews: preparing and conducting
  • Workshop: planning and facilitating; roles and responsibilities
  • Techniques to elicit information and document workshop results

Requirements elicitation – supplementary techniques

  • Observation and focus groups
  • Quantitative elicitation techniques: including surveys and document analysis
  • Scenario analysis
  • Throwaway versus evolutionary prototyping: rationale and risks
  • Suitability of elicitation techniques

Requirements analysis

  • Organising requirements
  • Ordering and refining a backlog for Agile development
  • Assessing feasibility and aligning requirements with business goals
  • Prioritising requirements using MOSCOW
  • Checking requirements against quality criteria
  • Requirements testability and defining acceptance criteria
  • Identifying and resolving requirements conflicts

Documenting requirements

  • Types and hierarchy of requirements
  • Documentation formats: user stories, use cases and requirements catalogue
  • Applicability to linear and Agile development

Modelling requirements

  • Context diagrams
  • Modelling functions: use case diagrams for scope definition/re-definition
  • Modelling data: class models
  • Cross-checking use cases against class models

Requirements validation

  • Stakeholder responsibilities in requirements validation
  • Requirements validation in linear and Agile development

Requirements management

  • Requirements management in Agile development
  • Change through collaboration and iteration
  • Requirements management in linear development
  • Version and change control
  • Requirements traceability
  • Requirements engineering support tools
  • Requirements re-use and patterns

Delivering the requirements

  • Approaches to solution delivery
  • Linear and iterative development approaches
  • Post deployment and benefits confirmation

 

3 Days

Course Dates

There are no dates scheduled for this location at the moment. Please call to enquire 08000 199337
 

 

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Course Title Start Date Finish Date Location Price Qty
BCS Requirements Engineering Mar 11, 2019 Mar 13, 2019 London £1,195
BCS Requirements Engineering Mar 25, 2019 Mar 27, 2019 London £1,195
BCS Requirements Engineering Apr 15, 2019 Apr 17, 2019 London £1,195
BCS Requirements Engineering May 07, 2019 May 09, 2019 London £1,195
BCS Requirements Engineering May 29, 2019 May 31, 2019 London £1,195
BCS Requirements Engineering Jun 10, 2019 Jun 12, 2019 London £1,195
BCS Requirements Engineering Jun 19, 2019 Jun 21, 2019 London £1,195
BCS Requirements Engineering Jul 01, 2019 Jul 03, 2019 London £1,195
BCS Requirements Engineering Jul 24, 2019 Jul 26, 2019 London £1,195
BCS Requirements Engineering Aug 5, 2019 Aug 7, 2019 London £1,195
BCS Requirements Engineering Aug 21, 2019 Aug 23, 2019 London £1,195
BCS Requirements Engineering Sep 16, 2019 Sep 18, 2019 London £1,195
BCS Requirements Engineering Oct 02, 2019 Oct 04, 2019 London £1,195
BCS Requirements Engineering Oct 14, 2019 Oct 16, 2019 London £1,195
BCS Requirements Engineering Nov 11, 2019 Nov 13, 2019 London £1,195
BCS Requirements Engineering Nov 25, 2019 Nov 27, 2019 London £1,195
BCS Requirements Engineering Dec 02, 2019 Dec 04, 2019 London £1,195
BCS Requirements Engineering Dec 16, 2019 Dec 18, 2019 London £1,195
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