Managing and Communicating Requirements for Projects


2 Days


Delivery Methods
Virtual Instructor Led
Private Group

Course Overview

Learn to develop a plan that includes determining the requirements activities a Business Analyst will perform on a particular project and how you will control and manage changes to the deliverables. Develop a high level test plan to verify and validate your user requirements and achieve quality performance. NOTE: This course will earn you 14 PDUs.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants shall be able to: • Plan, manage and communicate requirements for projects • Perform the various elicitation techniques used in gathering and documenting requirements. • Produce relevant artifacts needed for documenting requirements. • Minimize uncertainty and risk by applying principles learned in the course • Ensure your project delivers required functionality and adds value to the business • Translate business requirements into appropriate technical specifications. • Optimize your team's responsiveness to change

Who Should Attend?

Executives, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Business and IT stakeholders working with analysts, Systems Analysts and programmers interested in expanding their role into the business area.

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Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.


1 - Introduction

  • Requirements and types of requirements
  • Requirements in the product life cycle
  • Project roles and requirements
  • The role of the Business Analyst (BA)

2 - Managing Solution Scope and Requirements

  • Requirements management plan
  • Solution scope
  • Conflict and issue management
  • General techniques used

3 - Knowing your audience and their needs

  • Specific needs of business stakeholders and management
  • Specific needs of Subject Matter Experts (SME)
  • Specific needs of the technical team (developers, testers, etc.)

4 - Managing Requirements Effectively

  • Attributes of effective requirements
  • Audiences of the requirements and the audiences needs
  • Business vs. technical point of view
  • Need for formality and level of detail required

5 - Managing Requirements Traceability

  • Recording the dependencies and relationships for each of the requirements
  • Impact analysis
  • Using a configuration management system
  • Testing requirements
  • General techniques used

6 - Prepare the Requirements Package

  • Work product and deliverables
  • Attributes of a complete requirements package
  • General techniques used

7 - Maintain Requirements for Re-use

  • Maintaining organizational process assets
  • Ongoing requirements
  • Satisfied requirements

8 - Communicating Requirements Effectively

  • The 5 Cs
  • Bulleted and numbered lists
  • Tables and graphs
  • Models and other graphics
  • Using white space and fonts
  • Chunking requirements information and the use of headings

9 - Additional Information

  • Useful books and links on managing and communicating requirements

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