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RE-2 – BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering

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  • 3 Dagen
    Business Analytics

    Online

    Course Details

    Cursusbeschrijving

    This course presents an end-to-end Requirements Engineering framework. From the business case to the delivery of well-documented and well-formed requirements, high-quality requirements are crucial to delivering quality products. In addition, this course prepares you to take the BCS Requirements Engineering Practitioner Exam at the end of the course.

    Doelstellingen

    • Link requirements backward to the business case and forward to the delivered product, process or service
    • Identify the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the requirements engineering process
    • Describe the use of tools to support Requirements Engineering
    • Apply the Requirements Validation process

    Inhoud

    Introduction to Requirements Engineering

    Framework for Requirements Engineering

    • Identifying the Requirements Engineering rationale
    • Planning and estimating requirements
    • Identifying the business rationale and inputs
    • Crafting the business case
    • Creating the Terms of Reference or Project Initiation Document (PID)

    Building the Requirements

    • Categorising requirements within the hierarchy
    • General business requirements, including legal and business policy
    • Technical policy requirements
    • Functional requirements
    • Non-functional requirements

    Stakeholders in the Requirements Process

    • Project Stakeholders
    • Business Stakeholders
    • External stakeholders

    Requirements Elicitation

    Types of knowledge

    • Explicit knowledge and ignorance Identifying tacit knowledge and ignorance

    Eliciting requirements from stakeholders

    • Planning elicitation meetings Choosing the right people to interview

    Applying elicitation techniques

    • Selecting the best interview methodology Constructing questions that deliver results

    Requirements Engineering Modelling Techniques

    Why model requirements?

    • Generating questions
    • Defining business rules
    • Cross-checking for consistency and completeness

    Modelling the business context for the system

    • Developing a model to represent system processing requirements
    • Interpreting a data model

    Documenting Your Requirements

    Documentation styles and levels of definition

    • Writing standard requirements
    • Employing user stories and use cases

    Creating a Requirements Catalogue

    • Identifying necessary attributes
    • Writing a requirements description
    • Non-functional requirements

    Requirements Analysis

    Prioritising and packaging requirements for delivery

    • Analysing and prioritising business needs
    • Allocating requirements

    Organising requirements

    • Optimising business value
    • Evaluating dependencies between requirements

    Ensuring well-formed requirements

    • Removing overlapping requirements
    • Identifying and negotiating conflicts between requirements
    • Removing ambiguity
    • Ensuring feasibility and testability
    • Prototyping requirements
    • Verifying requirements

    Validating Requirements

    Applying validation skills

    • Selecting the best validation methods
    • Validation checklists

    Types of reviews

    • Reviews, walk-throughs and inspections
    • Stakeholders and theirareas of concern

    Requirements Management

    Dealing with changing requirements

    • Types of changes
    • Frequency and magnitude of changes

    The importance of traceability

    • Vertical traceability (to business objectives)
    • Horizontal traceability (from origin to deliver)
    • Traceability and ownership

    Voorkennis

    Experience at the level of:

    • Introduction to Business Intelligence: Designing a Successful BI Programme (BIDSP) or
    • BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis (FBA)