Eliciting and Writing Requirements (1-day Seminar)

Course Category: Specialized
Course Duration: 1 day
Course Credit: 7 PDU
Prerequisites: None

Looking back on the many projects we have worked and studied, we found several threads common to those projects that experienced schedule, budget and quality problems:

  • Questions are not asked and assumptions are made.
  • People do not know how to elicit requirements from the stakeholders.
  • People do not know how to write good requirements.
  • The quality and completeness of the requirements are unknown.

For these reasons, Requirements Experts developed this one-day seminar where students will develop skills that enable them to elicit, write, and review requirements.

Course Objective


  • Learn about the importance of defining scope before writing requirements.
  • Discover methods to elicit requirements using various elicitation, modeling and analytical techniques.
  • Write good requirements by applying the rules that constitute good requirements.
  • Understand the requirement attributes that can be captured to enhance the understanding of the requirements and enable you to manage the requirements throughout the course of the project.
  • Discover the sources and categories of requirements.

Course Outline

Scope – Setting the Foundation

  • What is Scope
  • Why define Scope
  • Components of Scope
  • Defining the Need, Goals and Objectives
  • Scope benefits

Eliciting Requirements

  • Identifying and engaging your stakeholders
  • Interviewing
  • Prototyping
  • Scenarios
  • Models and Diagrams
  • Workshops

Writing Requirements

  • What is a requirement
  • Characteristics of a good requirement
  • What a requirement must state
  • Requirement wording
  • Avoiding ambiguities and implementation

Capturing requirement attributes

  • Rationale
  • Verification method
  • Priority

Sources and Categories of Requirements

  • Functional and performance, interface, operational, “-ilities” physical, environmental, and design and construction categories


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.

  • Business Analysts (BA)
  • Requirement Engineers (RE)
  • Subject Matter Experts (SME)
  • Program and Project Managers (PM)
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • Independent Verification and Validation (IVV) Team
  • Customers
  • Users
  • Marketing

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