Requirements Analysis Course

The Case Study Approach

The Harvard School of Business pioneered the case study approach and we have used it successfully in delivering our Requirements Analysis training.

With this approach, the theory is reinforced through a practical, business oriented case study. Participants immediately apply what they are learning which improves retentioin.

The following topics are covered during the case study exercises in this Requirements Analysis course:

  • Creating a Context Diagram
  • Mapping the high level end to end process
  • Creating RASCI/RASI charts
  • Conducting Requirements Discovery / JAD sessions
  • Identifying constraints, issues, assumptions, dependencies, and risks
  • Defining objects / data files
  • Capturing Business Rules
  • Writing use cases
  • Creating user oriented entity relationship diagrams
  • Creating a state transition diagram
  • Validating requirements
  • Writing functional requirements

This 3 day Requirements Analysis course is offered on an In-house basis. It can be combined with the Requirements Facilitation Course and Requirements Documentation Course for a comprehensive 5 day program. Please contact us to discuss your needs and receive a quotation.

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Requirements Analysis Course Description
Learn to gather and manage business requirements easily and effectively with this practical, interactive 3 day course. This Requirements Analysis Course is ideal for Business Analysts, Process Analysts and Systems Analysts that are tasked with gathering and documenting user requirements for new systems as well as changes to existing systems.

In this course the focus is on gathering accurate and complete Business Requirements that can easily be turned into system requirements without having to go back to the users over and over again. You will be provided with the tools and techniques to elicit complete information from the business users and to document the information in a manner that can be understood by the business as well as IT. This course has been designed to support and complement the IIBA Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK). (www.IIBA.org)

Key aspects of the Requirements Analysis course include:

  • Defining the scope of the project
  • Identifying the stakeholders and their issues
  • Conducting requirements gathering sessions
  • Methods for eliciting requirements
  • Using the best diagrams for the project:
    • Context diagrams
    • Process maps
  • Scoping scenarios
  • Activities / Processes
  • Business Objects / Data Stores
  • Use Cases
  • Data modeling
  • Entity relationship diagrams
  • State transition diagrams
  • Capturing Business Rules
  • Validating both functionality and data
  • Conducting requirements reviews
  • Writing functional requirements
  • Requirements traceability
  • Turning the business requirements document into a system specification
  • Forward and backward traceability