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BCS Requirements Engineering

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Name BCS Requirements Engineering
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Leeds
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£745.00 +vat
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Overview

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.

Target Audience:

This course is for those wishing to acquire the skill set required for establishing system requirements and those wishing to attain the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering.

what's included with this course?

  • Key Learning Points
  • 12-month BCS Associate membership (not available to previous members). Click here for terms and conditions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the requirements engineering process
  • Demonstrate the application of a range requirements elicitation techniques
  • Explain the use of requirements elicitation techniques and the relevance of the techniques to given situations
  • Document and prioritise user requirements for an information system
  • Identify problems with requirements and explain how requirements documentation may be improved
  • Create a process/function model of requirements for an information system
  • Interpret a model of the data requirements for an information system
  • Explain the importance of linking project objectives and requirements to the Business Case
  • Describe the principles of Requirements Management and explain the importance of managing requirements
  • Describe the use of CASE tools to support Requirements Engineering
  • Explain the principles of Requirements Validation and define an approach to validating requirements

Pre-Requisites

There are no specific pre-requisites for this course.

Course Content

The Requirements Engineering Process

Lifecycle for business change; Business plans and objectives; Problems with requirements; The stakeholders involved in RE; RE process overview

Requirements and the Business Context

Hierarchy of requirements; TOR/PID; Functional requirements; Non-Functional requirements; General/Technical requirements; Service level requirements

Eliciting and Documenting Requirements

Problems with elicitation; Different stakeholders viewpoints; Elicitation techniques; Facilitated workshops in detail; Prioritisation of requirements; The structure and contents of a requirement

Interviewing for Requirements

Interviewing for RE; The interviewing lifecycle; Planning, preparing, conducting and following up the interview; Questioning strategies

Use of Models in Requirements Engineering

Developing a process/functional model; Reading a static (data) model

Analysing and Negotiating Requirements

Iterating requirements; Congruence with business objectives; Analysing requirements against: Classification, Priority, Ambiguity, Testability, Risk, Granularity, Omissions, Conflicts, Overlaps, and Achievability; Resolving conflicts

Validating Requirements

Requirements validation; Requirements reviews; Validation checklist; Validation by prototyping

Managing Requirements

The principles of requirements management (RM); How the '4 pillars' support RM; The baseline mechanism; The role of the Change Control Board

Benefits Confirmation

Requirements testing/user acceptance testing; Post-implementation review; Roles of requirements actors

Case Study

A case study allows the delegates to undertake a simulated requirements engineering assignment to practise the new skills.

Leeds - Brown Lane

Description:

Facilities include: 
  • easy access from main communications routes.
  • on-site car parking.
  • spacious, comfortable air-conditioned classrooms.
  • on-site examination testing.
  • hot and cold drinks available, plus snacks.
  • choice of lunch options.
  • newspapers and magazines available in break-out areas.
  • free telephone and Internet access.
  • widescreen TV, with Sky, in break-out areas.
  • choice of hotels and accommodation available nearby

Location:

Islington House
Brown Lane West
Leeds
LS12 6BD

 

Directions:

By Car:

From North
Exit A1 near Wetherby and follow the A58 signposted Leeds for approximately 12 miles. Cross the outer ring road and proceed a further 3 miles to a major intersection on the outskirts of Leeds. Follow signs towards M621, joining Leeds inner ring road and proceed through a tunnel as far as the Armley Gyratory roundabout. Keep in the left hand lane and take the first exit signposted A58/A62. Take next left turn signposted A58/A62 and pass Readmans store on the left. Take 4th exit from the next roundabout (effectively a South 90 degree right turn!). Follow a short stretch of dual carriageway to the next roundabout, turning right and climbing alongside railway arches on left. At the next roundabout turn left, signposted A58, then turn left into Brown Lane West (‘Leeds Climbing Wall’ and ‘The Rolls Royce/Aston Martin Dealership’ are on your right). The Training Centre is on the left approximately 150m down the road.

From South
Follow M1 which becomes M621 and leave M621 at junction 1, signposted A6110 (Leeds Outer Ring Road). At roundabout take 3rd exit, signposted Pudsey, Bradford and Airport, passing under M621, then immediately select right hand lane to turn right at next set of traffic lights, following signs for A62 Leeds. Proceed straight over the next mini-roundabout with new enterprise park on right and look for the ’Leeds Climbing Wall’ and ‘The Rolls Royce/Aston Martin Dealership’ on the left and the ‘Next’ building on right (after 600 metres). Turn right into Brown Lane West opposite the Leeds Climbing Wall. The Training Centre is on the left approximately 150m down the road.

From East
Exit M62 at junction 28 (A653) and follow signs for Leeds. Pass straight over 2 roundabouts, passing the White Rose Centre on left. Join Leeds ring road (A6110) and proceed straight over another roundabout and then straight through traffic lights (‘City West’ business centre with PC World and B & Q on left). Join main roundabout and take 2nd exit (straight over and signposted Pudsey, Bradford and Airport) then immediately select right hand lane to turn right at set of traffic lights, following signs for A62 Leeds. Proceed straight over next mini-roundabout with new enterprise park on right and look for the ’Leeds Climbing Wall’ and ‘The Rolls Royce/Aston Martin Dealership’ on the left and the ‘Next’ building on right (after 600 metres). Turn right into Brown Lane West opposite the Leeds Climbing Wall. The Training Centre is on the left approximately 150m down the road.

From West
Exit M62 at junction 27 following M621 to junction 1. Take first exit from roundabout (A6110) then immediately select right hand lane to turn right at next set of traffic lights, following signs for A62 Leeds. Proceed straight over next mini-roundabout with new enterprise park on right and look for the ‘Leeds Climbing Wall’ and ‘The Rolls Royce/Aston Martin Dealership’ on the left and ‘Next’ building on right (after 600 metres). Turn right into Brown Lane West opposite the Leeds Climbing Wall. The Training Centre is on the left approximately 150m down the road.

By Rail:

Leeds central station is a 10 minute taxi ride or 45 minute walk

By Air:

Leeds/Bradford airport is approximately 45 minutes by car

Those delegates taking the BCS certificate will need to spend 60-90 minutes each evening whilst on the course doing revision and example examination questions.

If you are taking and booking the BCS exam you must bring photographic identification with you (passport, driving license or student card), as it is a BCS requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification will result in a candidate not being able to sit the exam. For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable please contact your Account Manager.

BCS allow additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper.  Full details are provided in the BCS Reasonable Adjustments Policy which is available to view on the BCS website. If you believe you qualify for this then please notify us as early as possible.  At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request.  Delegates failing to advise us and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the BCS policy.

Following your exam you will be sent an email from BCS asking you to register for your exam results. Once you have registered and your exam results become available then you will be able to log back into your account and view your results.

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