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Requirements Development, Documentation and Management Intermediate


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In this course, you will further explore the business analysis lifecycle in both waterfall and agile projects, with a focus on planning, documentation, analysis, management, and communication activities.

Course Objectives

  • Perform root cause analysis
  • Define, write, trace, and validate, and assess the quality of the four different types of requirements according to the BABOK® Guide
  • Validate problem statements, objectives, and scope statements
  • Model requirements to identify gaps and communicate requirements using the following techniques:
  •    Process modeling
  •    Scenarios and use cases
  •    User stories
  •    State diagrams
  •    Data dictionary
  •    Entity-relationship diagrams (ERD)
  • Create a comprehensive Requirements Management Plan (RMP)
  • Create a business analysis plan for requirements elicitation and analysis activities (BAP)
  • Identify sources for requirements and appropriate elicitation techniques
  • Assemble and communicate requirements packages to various levels of stakeholder groups
  • Perform requirements documentation and management activities in Agile or waterfall environments
  • Assess and justify the value of a proposed change to product scope or requirements
  • Elicit requirements using the observation technique

Topics Covered

1. Foundations
  • BA Lifecycle
  • Waterfall vs. Agile
  • Documenting and Managing Requirements
  • Types of Requirements
  • Types of BA Roles
  • Risks, Assumptions, and Constraints
  • Product vs. Project Scope

2. Enterprise Analysis
  • SMART Objectives
  • Scope and Problem Statements
  • Business Needs
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Business Requirements
  • Business Case
  • Product Scope

3. Requirements Planning
  • PM vs. BA Roles
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Requirements Management Plan
  • Business Analysis Plan

4. Elicitation
  • Elicitation and Analysis
  • Elicitation Techniques
  • Selecting the Appropriate Elicitation Technique

5. Requirements Analysis and Documentation
  • Applying the RMP to Analysis
  • Modeling Techniques
  • Validation and Verification
  • Purpose of Modeling
  • Requirements Documentation Templates
  • Textual and Graphical Requirements
  • Documenting Requirements in Agile
  • Traceability

6. Requirements Management and Communication
  • Communicating Requirements Between Projects
  • Signoff
  • Changes to Requirements in Agile vs. Waterfall
  • Managing Projects for Value
  • Applying the BAP and RMP

7. Solution Assessment and Validation
  • Transition Requirements
  • Solution Validation
  • Close Out

Exercise 1: Perform a Root Cause Analysis: (Stakeholder Interview & Ishikawa Diagram)
Exercise 2: Write Smart Business Requirements
Exercise 3: Write Problem Statement, Vision, and Scope
Exercise 4: Create a Use Case Diagram to Model Scope
Exercise 5: Identify Sources for Requirements
Exercise 6: Create a Requirements Management Plan
Exercise 7: Create a Business Analysis Plan (BAP) for Elicitation &Analysis Activities
Exercise 8: Elicit Requirements Based on Observation
Exercise 9: Create a State Diagram
Exercise 10: Define Stakeholder Requirements and User Stories
Exercise 11: Critique a Business Requirements Package
Exercise 12: Use Cases and a Swimlane Diagram
Exercise 13: Create a Data Dictionary Based on an Entity-Relationship Diagram
Exercise 14: Identify Requirements Packages for Stakeholders
Exercise 15: Assess the Value of Change to Requirements
Exercise 16: Identify Transition Requirements
Exercise 17: Evaluate Solution Performance
Bonus Exercise: Write Product Requirements

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