This weekend Requirements Engineering course condenses three days training into two.
Previously known as ISEB Requirements Engineering it is a core module for the Business Analysis Diploma.
This intensive 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 others to ensure the requirements are complete, unambiguous, realistic and testable.
This course is structured around a Requirements Engineering framework which utilises a range of techniques for elicitation, analysis, documentation and management of requirements. A detailed case study is used on the course to enable attendees to practise applying the techniques.
This is an intensive 2 day course requiring pre-reading and long days (approx 9 hours).
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Successful delegates 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
There are no specific pre-requisites for this course.
It is recommended that those new to Business Analysis consider attending the Business Analysis Foundation course.
Delegates will need to spend 60-90 minutes each evening on revision and example examination questions.
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
Service level requirements
Eliciting and Documenting Requirements
Problems with elicitation
Different stakeholders viewpoints
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
Use of Models in Requirements Engineering
Developing a process/functional model
Reading a static (data) model
Analysing and Negotiating Requirements
Congruence with business objectives
Analysing requirements against: Classification, Priority, Ambiguity, Testability, Risk, Granularity, Omissions, Conflicts, Overlaps, and Achievability
Validation by prototyping
The principles of requirements management (RM)
How the '4 pillars' support RM
The baseline mechanism
The role of the Change Control Board
Requirements testing/user acceptance testing
Roles of requirements actors
A case study allows the delegates to undertake a simulated requirements engineering assignment to practise the new skills
Exams & Certification
The BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering exam is taken on the final afternoon or an agreed later date.
The format is a one hour, written, open book exam with 15 minutes reading time.
The Certificate is a core module for the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.
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.
- The BCS allows additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose business language is not English. Candidates can request this additional time in line with the BCS reasonable adjustments policy.
For this weekend course the exam is usually taken a week later at a time agreed with the delegate.
The Certificate counts towards an BCS-ISEB Diploma in Business analysis.