Code: 
IP-RE4
Duration: 
3-4 Day(s)
Price: 
£1075-1695

Overview

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.

This certificate focuses on using a systematic approach to eliciting, analysing, validating, documenting and managing requirements. Candidates will be able to understand and explain the requirements engineering approach and adopt relevant techniques at all stages of this approach.

Delegates will learn how to work with stakeholders and other requirements actors to ensure the requirements are complete, unambiguous, realistic and testable.

BCS courses are delivered by Accredited BCS Training Partners

Audience

Anyone requiring an understanding of requirements engineering, including business analysts, business managers and their staff, business change managers and project managers.

Prerequisites

There are no specific pre-requisites for this course. This course is for those wishing to acquire the skill set required for establishing system requirements and those wishing to attain the BCS Business Systems Development Certificate in Requirements Engineering.

Skills Gained

  • 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

Examinations

If you wish to take the BCS Requirements Engineering Examination, please check that the course price includes this.

Those delegates taking the BCS certificate will need to spend 60-90 minutes each evening on revision and example examination questions.

If you are taking a BCS exam 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.

Course Specifics

Course Outline

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

Validating Requirements


Requirements validation; Requirements reviews; Validation checklist; Validation by prototyping

Managing Requirements


The principles of requirements management (RM); How the '4 pillars' support RM; The baseline mechanism; The role of the Change Control Board

Benefits Confirmation


Requirements testing/user acceptance testing; Post-implementation review; Roles of requirements actors

Case Study


A case study allows the delegates to undertake a simulated requirements engineering assignment to practise the new skills.

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
London
4 1750 £1750 2018-09-12
London
3 1695 £1695 2018-02-14
Glasgow
3 1570 £1570 2018-02-05
Leeds
3 1570 £1570 2018-01-08
Birmingham
3 1570 £1570 2018-01-03
Aberdeen
3 1565 £1565 2017-12-18
London
3 1295 £1295 2017-12-18
Birmingham
3 1075 £1075 2017-12-18
London
3 1565 £1565 2017-12-18
Bristol
3 1570 £1570 2017-12-14
London
3 1570 £1570 2017-12-14
London
3 1075 £1075 2017-12-04
London
3 1295 £1295 2017-12-04
Manchester
3 1570 £1570 2017-11-30
London
3 1570 £1570 2017-11-27
Milton Keynes
3 1565 £1565 2017-11-27
Edinburgh
3 1570 £1570 2017-11-27
London
3 1295 £1295 2017-11-22
London
3 1295 £1295 2017-11-22
Nottingham
3 1570 £1570 2017-11-21
Sheffield
3 1565 £1565 2017-11-20
Birmingham
3 1565 £1565 2017-11-20
London
3 1565 £1565 2017-11-20
Manchester
3 1075 £1075 2017-11-20
Cardiff
3 1565 £1565 2017-11-20
Southampton
3 1565 £1565 2017-11-20
London
3 1570 £1570 2017-11-16
Leeds
3 1570 £1570 2017-11-15
Dublin
3 1500 £1500 2017-11-13
London
3 1295 £1295 2017-11-13
Manchester
3 1565 £1565 2017-11-13
Birmingham
3 1570 £1570 2017-11-13
London
3 1295 £1295 2017-11-13
Birmingham
3 1075 £1075 2017-11-06
London
3 1570 £1570 2017-11-06
Newcastle
3 1565 £1565 2017-11-06
Glasgow
3 1565 £1565 2017-11-06
Newcastle
3 1570 £1570 2017-11-06
Leeds
3 1565 £1565 2017-11-06
Manchester
3 1570 £1570 2017-10-31
London
3 1570 £1570 2017-10-31
Reading
3 1570 £1570 2017-10-31
Belfast
3 1570 £1570 2017-10-30
Milton Keynes
3 1570 £1570 2017-10-30
Cambridge
3 1565 £1565 2017-10-30
Nottingham
3 1565 £1565 2017-10-30
London
3 1695 £1695 2017-10-25
London
3 1075 £1075 2017-10-23
London
3 1565 £1565 2017-10-23
London
3 1295 £1295 2017-10-16
London
3 1295 £1295 2017-10-16
Belfast
3 1565 £1565 2017-10-16
London
3 1570 £1570 2017-10-16
Dublin
3 1570 £1570 2017-10-16
Glasgow
3 1570 £1570 2017-10-16
Liverpool
3 1570 £1570 2017-10-16
Manchester
3 1570 £1570 2017-10-11
Manchester
3 1075 £1075 2017-10-09
London
3 1295 £1295 2017-10-04
London
3 1295 £1295 2017-10-04
Bristol
3 1565 £1565 2017-10-02
Edinburgh
3 1565 £1565 2017-10-02
Reading
3 1565 £1565 2017-10-02
Leeds
3 1570 £1570 2017-09-25
Birmingham
3 1075 £1075 2017-09-25
London
3 1565 £1565 2017-09-25
Birmingham
3 1565 £1565 2017-09-25
Aberdeen
3 1565 £1565 2017-09-25
London
3 1570 £1570 2017-09-25
Birmingham
3 1570 £1570 2017-09-22