Mastering the Requirements Process—Part II

Take Your Requirements Skills to the Next Level

It is beyond argument that good solutions depend on good requirements. This is about better requirements—making yours the best they can be.

Upcoming Classes

Contact us for more information 904.278.0524 or 888.268.8770


Description
  • Using a requirements knowledge model for communication and traceability
  • Maximizing the value of your requirements investment
  • Integrating creative requirements practices for innovative products
  • Taking advantage of requirements practices to enable change
  • Matching project success indicators and good requirements practices

Make more from your requirements
We studied practitioners using the Volere requirements practices to assess what they needed to get an even greater advantage from their requirements projects—this workshop is the result. This is an advanced course: it improves the skills of experienced business analysts, and teaches how to use the requirements deliverables for project management.

We show you ways of choosing the best set of requirements to give you a competitive edge and still get your product to market on time. We include techniques for quantifying the business value of your requirements investment. We show you how to anticipate market opportunities by inventing the requirements that your customers are not yet asking for. And we deal with requirements for existing systems, along with techniques for managing meta-projects—large projects made up of many technologies and sub-projects. The project sociology section in this seminar helps you to discover the correct stakeholders for your project, to involve them in the appropriate parts of the project, and more importantly, keep them involved.

Extending your requirements capabilities
Mastering the Requirements Process gave you the requirements discovery and communication techniques to discover exactly what your customers need and want for their products and to write measurable requirements. This seminar, Mastering the Requirements Process part II builds on your ability by showing you how to use good requirements management practices as a communication and project management tool. The seminar makes it possible for you to realise the benefits of requirements at a higher level – one where you use requirements deliverables to control your project, and produce systems that deliver the maximum possible benefits to your customers.

Who Should Attend
This seminar is appropriate for business analysts, systems managers, project leaders, project managers, consultants, systems analysts and planners. The material is aimed at people who are experienced requirements engineers and already have practical working knowledge of business events, business use cases, product use cases, context models, stakeholder maps, requirements templates, functional requirements, non-functional requirements and constraints. This seminar assumes that you are fully conversant with the skills and techniques taught in the first seminar, Mastering the Requirements Process (part I).

Bonus

  • Earn 14 CDUs (Continuing Development Units) from the IIBA® (IIBA®, the IIBA® logo, BABOK® and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis.These trademarks are used with the express permission of International Institute of Business Analysis.) It provides material and skills relevant to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK™) version 3.0.
  • Each course participant receives a copy of Suzanne and James Robertson's book Requirements-Led Project Management. Valid for public courses only.
Course Outline
Requirements Knowledge 
Requirements knowledge—what needs to be discovered
Light and Agile processes 
Striking a balance between what we need and how much time we have 
Making your requirements more agile and more effective
 
Requirements for Existing Systems
Changes or additions to an existing system
The five-step systemic approach
Assessing the impact of new requirements
Communicating new requirements to those affected by them
 
Inventing Better Products
Integrating creativity into your requirements process
How to advance your company’s work practices or position in the marketplace
Creativity techniques
Inspiring people to invent and have new ideas
 
Requirements Value, Cost and Risk
Value, cost and benefits of requirements
Using requirements deliverables for early estimates
Prioritising and negotiating requirements to best fit your project sociology
Requirements as a business investment
Quantifying business value
Meta-Management and Multi-Technology
Managing the connections between projects, tasks, people and technologies
Managing requirements changes in the most efficient way
Components that need meta-management
Approaches for keeping track of meta-management dynamics
 
Requirements Sociology
How to find the stakeholders and interest them in your project
Communication demands on your project’s success
Good listening skills 
Project sociology analysis for building communication bridges
 
From Requirements to Solutions
Using simulations to create the most useful scenarios 
Business event stories, version planning stories and story rooms
Connecting informal stories to the formal requirements knowledge model
Using stories to create innovative requirements
 
Improving Your Requirements
Knowledge, activities and roles
A minimal framework of requirements deliverables and checkpoints
Avoiding communication chasms and requirements black holes
Adapting our requirements process, for maximum agility
 
Select a learning mode button (Public, On-Site, etc.) for specific class details and fact sheet

Contact us for more information 904.278.0524 or 888.268.8770


Price: $1,545 USD Course Duration: 2 Days
Description
  • Using a requirements knowledge model for communication and traceability
  • Maximizing the value of your requirements investment
  • Integrating creative requirements practices for innovative products
  • Taking advantage of requirements practices to enable change
  • Matching project success indicators and good requirements practices

Make more from your requirements
We studied practitioners using the Volere requirements practices to assess what they needed to get an even greater advantage from their requirements projects—this workshop is the result. This is an advanced course: it improves the skills of experienced business analysts, and teaches how to use the requirements deliverables for project management.

We show you ways of choosing the best set of requirements to give you a competitive edge and still get your product to market on time. We include techniques for quantifying the business value of your requirements investment. We show you how to anticipate market opportunities by inventing the requirements that your customers are not yet asking for. And we deal with requirements for existing systems, along with techniques for managing meta-projects—large projects made up of many technologies and sub-projects. The project sociology section in this seminar helps you to discover the correct stakeholders for your project, to involve them in the appropriate parts of the project, and more importantly, keep them involved.

Extending your requirements capabilities
Mastering the Requirements Process gave you the requirements discovery and communication techniques to discover exactly what your customers need and want for their products and to write measurable requirements. This seminar, Mastering the Requirements Process part II builds on your ability by showing you how to use good requirements management practices as a communication and project management tool. The seminar makes it possible for you to realise the benefits of requirements at a higher level – one where you use requirements deliverables to control your project, and produce systems that deliver the maximum possible benefits to your customers.

Who Should Attend
This seminar is appropriate for business analysts, systems managers, project leaders, project managers, consultants, systems analysts and planners. The material is aimed at people who are experienced requirements engineers and already have practical working knowledge of business events, business use cases, product use cases, context models, stakeholder maps, requirements templates, functional requirements, non-functional requirements and constraints. This seminar assumes that you are fully conversant with the skills and techniques taught in the first seminar, Mastering the Requirements Process (part I).

Bonus

  • Earn 14 CDUs (Continuing Development Units) from the IIBA® (IIBA®, the IIBA® logo, BABOK® and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis.These trademarks are used with the express permission of International Institute of Business Analysis.) It provides material and skills relevant to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK™) version 3.0.
  • Each course participant receives a copy of Suzanne and James Robertson's book Requirements-Led Project Management. Valid for public courses only.
Course Outline
Requirements Knowledge 
Requirements knowledge—what needs to be discovered
Light and Agile processes 
Striking a balance between what we need and how much time we have 
Making your requirements more agile and more effective
 
Requirements for Existing Systems
Changes or additions to an existing system
The five-step systemic approach
Assessing the impact of new requirements
Communicating new requirements to those affected by them
 
Inventing Better Products
Integrating creativity into your requirements process
How to advance your company’s work practices or position in the marketplace
Creativity techniques
Inspiring people to invent and have new ideas
 
Requirements Value, Cost and Risk
Value, cost and benefits of requirements
Using requirements deliverables for early estimates
Prioritising and negotiating requirements to best fit your project sociology
Requirements as a business investment
Quantifying business value
Meta-Management and Multi-Technology
Managing the connections between projects, tasks, people and technologies
Managing requirements changes in the most efficient way
Components that need meta-management
Approaches for keeping track of meta-management dynamics
 
Requirements Sociology
How to find the stakeholders and interest them in your project
Communication demands on your project’s success
Good listening skills 
Project sociology analysis for building communication bridges
 
From Requirements to Solutions
Using simulations to create the most useful scenarios 
Business event stories, version planning stories and story rooms
Connecting informal stories to the formal requirements knowledge model
Using stories to create innovative requirements
 
Improving Your Requirements
Knowledge, activities and roles
A minimal framework of requirements deliverables and checkpoints
Avoiding communication chasms and requirements black holes
Adapting our requirements process, for maximum agility
 
Class Schedule
Sign-In/Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
Class Fee Includes
• Tuition
• Course notebook
• Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
• Lunches
• Letter of completion
Instructors
Tim Lister
Atlantic Systems Guild, Inc.

Contact us for more information 904.278.0524 or 888.268.8770


Course Duration: 2 Days
Description
  • Using a requirements knowledge model for communication and traceability
  • Maximizing the value of your requirements investment
  • Integrating creative requirements practices for innovative products
  • Taking advantage of requirements practices to enable change
  • Matching project success indicators and good requirements practices

Make more from your requirements
We studied practitioners using the Volere requirements practices to assess what they needed to get an even greater advantage from their requirements projects—this workshop is the result. This is an advanced course: it improves the skills of experienced business analysts, and teaches how to use the requirements deliverables for project management.

We show you ways of choosing the best set of requirements to give you a competitive edge and still get your product to market on time. We include techniques for quantifying the business value of your requirements investment. We show you how to anticipate market opportunities by inventing the requirements that your customers are not yet asking for. And we deal with requirements for existing systems, along with techniques for managing meta-projects—large projects made up of many technologies and sub-projects. The project sociology section in this seminar helps you to discover the correct stakeholders for your project, to involve them in the appropriate parts of the project, and more importantly, keep them involved.

Extending your requirements capabilities
Mastering the Requirements Process gave you the requirements discovery and communication techniques to discover exactly what your customers need and want for their products and to write measurable requirements. This seminar, Mastering the Requirements Process part II builds on your ability by showing you how to use good requirements management practices as a communication and project management tool. The seminar makes it possible for you to realise the benefits of requirements at a higher level – one where you use requirements deliverables to control your project, and produce systems that deliver the maximum possible benefits to your customers.

Who Should Attend
This seminar is appropriate for business analysts, systems managers, project leaders, project managers, consultants, systems analysts and planners. The material is aimed at people who are experienced requirements engineers and already have practical working knowledge of business events, business use cases, product use cases, context models, stakeholder maps, requirements templates, functional requirements, non-functional requirements and constraints. This seminar assumes that you are fully conversant with the skills and techniques taught in the first seminar, Mastering the Requirements Process (part I).

Bonus

  • Earn 14 CDUs (Continuing Development Units) from the IIBA® (IIBA®, the IIBA® logo, BABOK® and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis.These trademarks are used with the express permission of International Institute of Business Analysis.) It provides material and skills relevant to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK™) version 3.0.
Course Outline
Requirements Knowledge 
Requirements knowledge—what needs to be discovered
Light and Agile processes 
Striking a balance between what we need and how much time we have 
Making your requirements more agile and more effective
 
Requirements for Existing Systems
Changes or additions to an existing system
The five-step systemic approach
Assessing the impact of new requirements
Communicating new requirements to those affected by them
 
Inventing Better Products
Integrating creativity into your requirements process
How to advance your company’s work practices or position in the marketplace
Creativity techniques
Inspiring people to invent and have new ideas
 
Requirements Value, Cost and Risk
Value, cost and benefits of requirements
Using requirements deliverables for early estimates
Prioritising and negotiating requirements to best fit your project sociology
Requirements as a business investment
Quantifying business value
Meta-Management and Multi-Technology
Managing the connections between projects, tasks, people and technologies
Managing requirements changes in the most efficient way
Components that need meta-management
Approaches for keeping track of meta-management dynamics
 
Requirements Sociology
How to find the stakeholders and interest them in your project
Communication demands on your project’s success
Good listening skills 
Project sociology analysis for building communication bridges
 
From Requirements to Solutions
Using simulations to create the most useful scenarios 
Business event stories, version planning stories and story rooms
Connecting informal stories to the formal requirements knowledge model
Using stories to create innovative requirements
 
Improving Your Requirements
Knowledge, activities and roles
A minimal framework of requirements deliverables and checkpoints
Avoiding communication chasms and requirements black holes
Adapting our requirements process, for maximum agility
 
Class Schedule
Sign-In/Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
Class Fee Includes
• Tuition
• Course notebook
• Letter of completion
Instructors
Tim Lister
Atlantic Systems Guild, Inc.

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