BUSINESS CHANGE ACADEMY PRESENTS
Certificate in Requirements Engineering
Next course starts 22 May 2019
3 Days (INCL. examination)
PDs / CDUs
21 Professional Development Hours
R 13450 (EXCL. VAT)
Why this course?
This intensive three-day course develops the skills needed to work with requirements stakeholders to ensure that requirements satisfy various perspectives and that conflicts are negotiated to a position of consensus.
Delegates will learn how to work with stakeholders and other requirements actors to ensure the requirements are complete, unambiguous, realistic and testable.
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.
At the end of the course delegates may sit an examination to attain the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering.
What will you learn?
The Requirements Engineering course is designed for people who want to learn a rigorous approach for eliciting, analysing, validating, documenting and managing business system requirements.
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders
- Explain the use of a range of requirements elicitation techniques
- Analyse, prioritise and organise elicited requirements
- Document and prioritise user requirements for an information system
- Identify problems with requirements and improve requirements document
- Create a model of the features required from a system
- Interpret a model of the data requirements for an information system
- Explain the importance of linking requirements to the Business Case
- Describe the principles and importance of requirements management
- Describe the use of tools to support Requirements Engineering
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Course syllabus, structure and modules
Rationale for requirements engineering
Definition of a ‘requirement’ and requirements hierarchies; knowledge types; requirements engineering framework: linear and agile development
Types and hierarchy of requirements; documentation formats – user stories, use cases and requirements catalogue; requirements document
Stakeholders in the requirements process
Definition of a stakeholder; project stakeholders; business stakeholders; external stakeholders; roles and responsibilities; role of the business analyst
Purpose of modelling requirements; business context diagrams; modelling functions – use case diagrams; modelling data – class models; cross-checking models
Requirements planning and management
Planning for requirements engineering; business context and business case: linear and Agile development; project initiation
Agreeing the requirements document; types of reviews; stakeholder responsibilities and concerns; validation in linear and Agile development
Knowledge types; interviews; workshops; observation and focus groups; quantitative techniques; scenario analysis, prototyping; applicability of techniques
Dealing with changing requirements – version and change control; requirements traceability – vertical, horizontal; support tools; re-use and patterns
Prioritising and packaging requirements for delivery; organising requirements; prototyping requirements; verifying requirements
Delivering the requirements
Approaches to solution delivery; linear and iterative development approaches; post deployment and benefits confirmation
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On completion of this course you will earn a certificate from BCMG as powerful proof of your new-found knowledge, skills and abilities.
Don’t just take our word for it
“If you want a set of tools and techniques to help you perform, and make you a better business analyst … you must do this course.”
Jaco Calitz · Lead Business Analyst
“Great use of tools and techniques for better requirements. This course will simply improve your business analysis delivery.”
Janine Buis · Business Analyst
“This course gives great value by enhancing your current skill-set and adding many more techniques to your arsenal.”
Melanie Cross · Business Process Analyst
“This is a hugely relevant course that will benefit you, especially if you want to practically apply business analysis concepts to your work.”
Nathan Solomons · BI Business Analyst
This sounds perfect for my career …
Your course facilitator
Business Analysis, project delivery and change management specialist
Joe specialises in facilitating organisational strategy through business analysis and change management. During his career, Joe has worked and managed teams on over 100 projects, across five continents, whilst gaining a solid reputation for project leadership and benefits delivery.
Still have a question? These answers may help
Is this course for me?
Requirements Engineering is particularly relevant for those in a business project role, such as business analysts, business managers and members of their team, change managers and project managers.
How is the course delivered?
BCMG courses are facilitated by industry experts, all of whom have gained profound experience of business analysis. Their knowledge, enthusiasm and interactive skills will ensure the success of your training.
What materials are provided?
A comprehensive manual, containing detailed information about business analysis techniques, and providing references for further reading, is provided to each delegate who attends this course.
How is my learning assessed?
This course thoroughly prepares participants for the Requirements Engineering examination, which is an open-book scenario based examination testing the delegates knowledge of the course syllabus.
Is this course accredited?
This course is endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®), and is aligned with version 3.0 of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide™).
What recognition will I achieve?
The Requirements Engineering course is a mandatory core module in the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, earning 21 Professional Development hours (PD hours).
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When Do I Start?
Our next available course starts 22 May 2019. Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 23 October 2019.
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