Requirements Development, Documentation and Management
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Requirements Development, Documentation and Management

Category ID Duration Price
Business Analysis 12884 4 Day(s) $2,396.00
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In this course, you will further explore the business analysis lifecycle in both waterfall and agile projects, with a focus on planning, documentation, analysis, management, and communication activities.


Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
· Perform root cause analysis
· Define, write, trace, and validate, and assess the quality of the four different types of requirements according to the BABOK® Guide
· Validate problem statements, objectives, and scope statements
· Model requirements to identify gaps and communicate requirements using the following techniques:
· Process modeling
· Scenarios and use cases
· User stories
· State diagrams
· Data dictionary
· Entity-relationship diagrams (ERD)
· Create a comprehensive Requirements Management Plan (RMP)
· Create a business analysis plan for requirements elicitation and analysis activities (BAP)
· Identify sources for requirements and appropriate elicitation techniques
· Assemble and communicate requirements packages to various levels of stakeholder groups
· Perform requirements documentation and management activities in Agile or waterfall environments
· Assess and justify the value of a proposed change to product scope or requirements
· Elicit requirements using the observation technique


There are no required prerequisite courses; however, completion of the Business Analysis Essentials course is recommended. At least one year on the job serving in a BA related role is recommended.
· Business Analysis Essentials


1. Foundations
· BA Lifecycle
· Waterfall vs. Agile
· Documenting and Managing Requirements
· Types of Requirements
· Types of BA Roles
· Risks, Assumptions, and Constraints
· Product vs. Project Scope

2. Enterprise Analysis
· SMART Objectives
· Scope and Problem Statements
· Business Needs
· Root Cause Analysis
· Business Requirements
· Business Case
· Product Scope

3. Requirements Planning
· PM vs. BA Roles
· Stakeholder Analysis
· Requirements Management Plan
· Business Analysis Plan

4. Elicitation
· Elicitation and Analysis
· Elicitation Techniques
· Selecting the Appropriate Elicitation Technique

5. Requirements Analysis and Documentation
· Applying the RMP to Analysis
· Modeling Techniques
· Validation and Verification
· Purpose of Modeling
· Requirements Documentation Templates
· Textual and Graphical Requirements
· Documenting Requirements in Agile
· Traceability

6. Requirements Management and Communication
· Communicating Requirements Between Projects
· Signoff
· Changes to Requirements in Agile vs. Waterfall
· Managing Projects for Value
· Applying the BAP and RMP

7. Solution Assessment and Validation
· Transition Requirements
· Solution Validation
· Close Out

· Labs
Exercise 1: Perform a Root Cause Analysis: (Stakeholder Interview & Ishikawa Diagram)
Exercise 2: Write Smart Business Requirements
Exercise 3: Write Problem Statement, Vision, and Scope
Exercise 4: Create a Use Case Diagram to Model Scope
Exercise 5: Identify Sources for Requirements
Exercise 6: Create a Requirements Management Plan
Exercise 7: Create a Business Analysis Plan (BAP) for Elicitation &Analysis Activities
Exercise 8: Elicit Requirements Based on Observation
Exercise 9: Create a State Diagram
Exercise 10: Define Stakeholder Requirements and User Stories
Exercise 11: Critique a Business Requirements Package
Exercise 12: Use Cases and a Swimlane Diagram
Exercise 13: Create a Data Dictionary Based on an Entity-Relationship Diagram
Exercise 14: Identify Requirements Packages for Stakeholders
Exercise 15: Assess the Value of Change to Requirements
Exercise 16: Identify Transition Requirements
Exercise 17: Evaluate Solution Performance
Bonus Exercise: Write Product Requirements

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