Planning and Managing Requirements

The Right Approach for Successful Projects
According to SEI’s Square Project the total percentage of project budget due to requirements defects is 25 to 40 percent and costs the economy $59.5 billion annually! As a result, a planned requirements approach is essential to a successful and smooth-running project. Just like the project itself needs a project plan, the requirements process needs a requirements plan. To be effective and to provide value to the project and to the organization, Business Analysts must be able to develop a requirements plan and have a thorough understanding of what activities they will perform, what deliverables they will produce, and how they will control and manage changes to those deliverables.

Participants will;

  • Determine and plan requirements activities needed for the project, identify deliverables that will be produced, and how to control and manage changes to those them
  • Differentiate between roles and responsibilities of project managers, business analysts and business clients
  • Identify roles and responsibilities needed for the requirements effort and categorize stakeholders
  • Define the key deliverables of a requirements framework
  • Develop a solid requirements plan.
  • Introduction
    • A business case for requirements
    • IIBA® Knowledge Areas - Requirements planning vs. project planning
    • Requirement Management Plan Components
    • Requirements Definition
  • Stakeholder Analysis
    • Stakeholder Definition
    • Stakeholder analysis
  • Planning Considerations
    • Identify various planning considerations
    • Identify various project approaches
  • Understanding Scope
    • Project versus product scope
    • Scope statement components
    • BA and product requirements deliverables Acceptance criteria
    • Assumptions and constraints
  • BA Activities Plan
    • Planning overview
    • BA deliverables & activities
    • Elicitation techniques overview
    • Modeling techniques overview
    • Common estimating methods
  • BA Risk List -Risk overview
    • Requirements risks
    • Risk plan elements
    • Risk approach
    • Monitor and control requirements risks
  • BA Communication Plan
    • Communication considerations
    • Stakeholder communication preferences
    • Communication elements
  • Requirements Management Process Plan
    • Requirements Management Processes
    • Requirement attributes
    • Requirements organization
    • Prioritization Traceability overview
  • BA Performance Plan
    • Performance evaluation process overview
    • Metric guidelines
    • List of common BA metrics
    • Collect, measure & report BA metrics

To assimilate the tools and techniques learned, there is a mixture of individual and team exercises throughout the course. Exercises and workshops help reinforce concepts learned. Students need to be prepared for a high level of participation.

This workshop is designed for business analysts, requirements managers, project managers, and anyone who is involved in software development projects. Pre-requisites: No technical experience is necessary, but an understanding of applications development is required.

  • Course ID: EL/BA/03
  • Level: Basic
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Professional Development Earnings: 16 PDUS | 16 CDUS | 16 PD Hours
  • Cost: #65,000 OR $410
  • Minimum Class Size: 8
  • Maximum Class Size: 15
  • Available Locations: Lagos | Abuja | Port Harcourt | Accra | Nairobi | Gaborone | Dubai |




Our Approach

Courses are offered majorly through Instructor-Led trainings with a strong bias for real-world case-studies.

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