This intensive three-day 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.
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.
There are no specific pre-requisites for this course.
Those delegates taking the BCS certificate will need to spend 60-90 minutes each evening whilst on the course doing revision and example examination questions.
You must bring photographic identification with you (passport, driving license or student card), as it is a BCS requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification will result in a candidate not being able to sit the exam. For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable please contact your Account Manager or the QA Examination Administration team on 44 (0)1793 696273.
BCS allow additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. Full details are provided in the BCS Reasonable Adjustments Policy which is available to view on the BCS website. If you believe you qualify for this then please notify the Exam Administration team on the details below as early as possible. At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise QA and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the BCS policy. QA Exam Administration can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 44(0) 1793 696162.
Following your course you will be sent an email from BCS asking you to register for your exam. Once you have registered and your exam results become available then you will be able to log back into your account and view your results.
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
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
Requirements validation; Requirements reviews; Validation checklist; Validation by prototyping
The principles of requirements management (RM); How the '4 pillars' support RM; The baseline mechanism; The role of the Change Control Board
Requirements testing/user acceptance testing; Post-implementation review; Roles of requirements actors
A case study allows the delegates to undertake a simulated requirements engineering assignment to practise the new skills.
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