Many of the challenges we face on projects can be attributed to (1) unclear or incomplete vision and scope, (2) struggles in communicating and eliciting requirements from our stakeholders, and (3) incorrect, ambiguous and poorly written requirements. In this two-day seminar, we focus on the front-end of the life cycle where we have the most influence on the success of our projects. You will be provided with a pragmatic approach to defining your project’s scope and eliciting, documenting, and validating requirements. You will learn the best practices for writing requirements and be provided with tools and techniques that facilitate the requirement elicitation effort and lead to well written requirements that are needed, clear, correct, and complete.
Understand Scope and how you can use it to better define your product
Discover methods to elicit and validate requirements
Learn how to write good requirements correctly and avoid writing defective requirements
Recognize the value of requirement attributes and how they can be used to improve the quality of your requirements
Understand the process, tools and techniques for requirement review and validation
Develop skills to enable you to:
Bound the scope of your product and manage to that scope.
Communicate with your stakeholders and define requirements using various elicitation techniques.
Work as an effective facilitator in the requirements workshop environment.
Write requirements according to best practices.
Capture attributes to enhance the understanding of the requirements and management of the requirements
Validate your requirements as they are written and at key milestone reviews to ensure that they needed, clear, correct, complete and defect-free
Day 1 – Scope Definition
Understanding the first step – Scope
Developing the components of Scope
Establishing the baseline: conducting a review and risk assessment
Day 2 – Eliciting, Writing and Validating Requirements
Gain insight into the cause and impact of requirement defects
Explore effective techniques to elicit requirements
Models and Diagrams
Defining requirements as a group and maintaining harmony in the workshop environment
Ensuring complete requirements and covering all requirement categories – functional and performance, interface, operational, “-ilities” (such as reliability and supportability), physical, environmental, and design and construction categories
Validating and Baselining Requirements
Conducting a Requirement Review
Creating a baseline
This training is critical for those responsible for communicating, eliciting 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)
Independent Verification and Validation (IVV) Team