In this course, participants will recognize the difference between a requirement and specification and better appreciate how different stakeholders require a different level of detail when it comes to communicating a requirement. Participants also learn how to define the problem, vision, and scope of a solution that will become the primary output of a project. This solution scope becomes the foundation for all future requirements that are documented and communicated to vendors. The solution scope will also become the baseline of against which participants will measure the project to detect and defend against scope creep.
Develop and validate solution scope and quality standards
Apply the appropriate modeling techniques
Properly plan requirements elicitation and analysis activities
Apply the most appropriate techniques for eliciting requirements
Document various kinds of requirements in a complete, coherent, and organized requirements document
Who Should Attend?
Those who are interested in the field
Day One: Introduction to Requirements Elicitation
The Requirements Elicitation Process
What Is a Requirement?
Vendors vs. Contractors
Requirements Considerations for the Contracting Organization
Participants in Requirements Elicitation
From Needs to Requirements
Requirements versus Specifications
Levels and Types of Requirements
Documentation and the Requirements Elicitation Process
The Documentation Strategy
Day Two: Establishing Scope and Quality
Mission Statement versus Vision Statement
Solution Vision Statement
What Is Solution Scope?
Defining Solution Scope
What Is Change?
Causes of Change
What Is Quality?
Quality and Requirements Elicitation
Quality versus Grade
Excellence versus Perfection
Cost of Quality
Day Three: Planning Requirements Activities
The Requirements Work Plan (RWP)
What Does the RWP Do?
How Is the RWP Used?
Elements of the RWP
Identifying Requirements Tasks for the Contracting Organization
Encouraging Stakeholder Involvement
Risk Management Planning
Day Four: Requirements Elicitation
Requirements Elicitation and Validation
Elicitation Keys to Success
Levels of Source Accuracy
Dealing with Barriers to Elicitation
Elicitation and Validation Techniques
Day Five: Validating Requirements
Checklist: Validating the Requirements
Consensus and Requirements
Tips for Effective Consensus Building
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