Overview

This video based course develops the skills needed to work with requirements stakeholders to ensure that requirements satisfy various perspectives and that conflicts are negotiated to a position of consensus.

Delegates will learn how to work with stakeholders and other requirements actors to ensure the requirements are complete, unambiguous, realistic and testable.

Once purchased, the eLearning and associated exam are active for a 12-month period only, you are required to have sat your exam within this timeframe.

Target Audience

This course is for those wishing to acquire the skill set required for establishing system requirements and those wishing to attain the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering.

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Prerequisites

There are no specific prerequisites for this course.

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the requirements engineering process
  • Demonstrate the application of a range requirements elicitation techniques
  • Explain the use of requirements elicitation techniques and the relevance of the techniques to given situations
  • Document and prioritise user requirements for an information system
  • Identify problems with requirements and explain how requirements documentation may be improved
  • Create a process/function model of requirements for an information system
  • Interpret a model of the data requirements for an information system
  • Explain the importance of linking project objectives and requirements to the Business Case
  • Describe the principles of Requirements Management and explain the importance of managing requirements
  • Describe the use of CASE tools to support Requirements Engineering
  • Explain the principles of Requirements Validation and define an approach to validating requirements
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Outline

The Requirements Engineering Process

Lifecycle for business change; Business plans and objectives; Problems with requirements; the stakeholders involved in RE; RE process overview

Requirements and the Business Context

Hierarchy of requirements; TOR/PID; Functional requirements; Non-Functional requirements; General/Technical requirements; Service level requirements

Eliciting and Documenting Requirements

Problems with elicitation; Different stakeholders' viewpoints; Elicitation techniques; Facilitated workshops in detail; Prioritisation of requirements; the structure and contents of a requirement

Interviewing for Requirements

Interviewing for RE; The interviewing lifecycle; Planning, preparing, conducting and following up the interview; Questioning strategies

Use of Models in Requirements Engineering

Developing a process/functional model; Reading a static (data) model

Analysing and Negotiating Requirements

Iterating requirements; Congruence with business objectives; Analysing requirements against: Classification, Priority, Ambiguity, Testability, Risk, Granularity, Omissions, Conflicts, Overlaps, and Achievability; Resolving conflicts

Validating Requirements

Requirements validation; Requirements reviews; Validation checklist; Validation by prototyping

Managing Requirements

The principles of requirements management (RM); how the '4 pillars' support RM; The baseline mechanism; the role of the Change Control Board

Benefits Confirmation

Requirements testing/user acceptance testing; Post-implementation review; Roles of requirements actors

Case Study

A case study allows the delegates to undertake a simulated requirements engineering assignment to practice the new skills.

Examination

This Video Based product includes as classroom based examination:

The examination will be an open book exam.

The examination will be booked at a QA Centre most convenient to you.

We have 26 locations across the country. Please contact us via email: elearningadmin@qa.com for further information.

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What's included

  • Exam included
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