Requirement Management
(2-Day Seminar)

Course Category: Fundamentals
Course Duration: 2 days
Course Credit: 14 PDU
Prerequisites: None

Requirement Management combines Writing Good Requirements and Managing Requirements to cover the basics of identifying and correcting requirement defects and how to manage requirements across the product life-cycle. If you receive well-documented scope and higher level requirements from your customer/client then this course will help you identify questions regarding their requirements that need to be clarified and help you write and manage your set of requirements for your product and its components.

Course Objectives

To provide knowledge for avoiding requirement defects in the first place and for creating systematic review processes, such as checklists, that help identify and remove requirement defects as requirements are captured. To provide tools and techniques to simplify the process of requirement management.

Develop skills to enable you to:

  • Quickly identify and fix requirement defects that you commonly make
  • Understand why you are seeing defects from others and fix your process to avoid these defects in the future
  • Use rationale to clarify each requirement so that it is understood just one way and you have a history of why it exists for future change impact assessments and for maintenance and verification
  • Use attributes such as verification method, allocation, and traceability to improve your requirement set
  • Write different types of requirements
  • Validate your requirements as they are written to avoid submitting a bad document for review, causing delay while problems are fixed or causing design problems because the problems are not fixed in a timely fashion
  • Determine which attributes are most beneficial to your projects and products
  • Create a new, or improve existing, requirement management process
  • Ensure requirement validation and continuous process improvement
  • Manage change and collect metric

Course Outline

Day 1 – Writing Good Requirements

  • Overview requirement in product life-cycle and brief preview of Scope
  • The cause and impact of requirement defects*
  • How to identify and prevent requirement defects*
  • How to use rationale to ensure requirements are understood only one way*
  • How to use verification method to make sure your requirement is verifiable*
  • Different levels of requirements and basics of allocation and traceability between levels
  • How to use templates for organizing requirements
  • Make sure you cover all requirement categories – functional and performance, interface, operational, “-ilities” (such as reliability and supportability), physical, environmental, and design and construction categories*

Day 2 – Managing Requirements

  • Why requirement management
  • Document and validate scope
  • Document requirement attributes
  • Using allocation and traceability to manage requirements
  • Requirement validation
  • Manage change
  • Requirement management process
  • Use metrics to improve
  • Using requirement management tools
  • Lessons learned

* Includes examples and student exercises

Intended Audience

This training is critical for those responsible for capturing and documenting requirements. Representatives of all the product’s stakeholders will be involved in developing, reviewing, and approving requirements, and this training will benefit them and your requirement effort.

  • System Engineers (SE)
  • Requirement Engineers (RE)
  • Business Analysts (BA)
  • Subject Matter Experts (SME)
  • Program and Project Managers (PM)
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • Independent Verification and Validation (IVV) Team
  • Customers
  • Users
  • Marketing
  • Those responsible for requirement management
  • Those responsible for setting up and maintaining automated tools
  • Those doing process improvement
  • Managers

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