BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering

Duration: 
3 days
Codes: 
BCS,RE-2
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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.

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

Audience

This course is for those wishing to acquire the skill set required for establishing system requirements and those wishing to attain the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering.

Skills Gained

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • 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

Prerequisites

Important Course Information Important Course Information Prerequisites: Prerequisites:

  • Experience at the level of:
    • Course 211, Business Analysis Introduction: Defining Successful Projects, or
    • Course 3507, BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

Experience at the level of:

  • Course 211, Business Analysis Introduction: Defining Successful Projects, or
  • Course 3507, BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

Course 211 Course 211 , Business Analysis Introduction: Defining Successful Projects, or

Course 3507 Course 3507 , BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis Exam Information: Exam Information:

  • One hour, 'open book'
  • Written, based on a business scenario
  • Pass mark is 50%
  • If any special testing adjustments should be considered, please contact Customer Service at least two weeks before the event

If any special testing adjustments should be considered, please contact Customer Service at least two weeks before the event Certification Information: Certification Information:

  • International Diploma in Business Analysis
    • The BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, offers this internationally recognized certification, enabling you to take your skills around the world. The four modules required to apply for this certification include one foundation level course, and three practitioner level courses:
      • BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis
      • BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice
      • BCS Certificate in Modelling Business Processes
      • BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering
      • The International Diploma requires a 50 minute oral examination with two examiners. The questions will require you to apply your business analysis knowledge and understanding to scenarios described by the oral examiners. For additional information see: https://www2.bcs.org/certifications/ba/international-diploma-in-business-analysis

BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

BCS Certificate in Modelling Business Processes BCS Certificate in Modelling Business Processes

BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering

The International Diploma requires a 50 minute oral examination with two examiners. The questions will require you to apply your business analysis knowledge and understanding to scenarios described by the oral examiners. For additional information see: https://www2.bcs.org/certifications/ba/international-diploma-in-business-analysis https://www2.bcs.org/certifications/ba/international-diploma-in-business-analysis BCS Associate Membership: BCS Associate Membership:

  • Upon passing your exam, BCS will contact you to activate your membership. Once activated you will be a BCS Associate Member and will have access to the wealth of benefits and support to help you in your career.
  • BCS Associate membership provides exclusive access to resources, content and opportunities that will enrich your career.
  • Note: This offer is only available once to each exam candidate. Exam candidates who have previously benefited from free Associate Membership will not be eligible for this offer again even if you have taken another qualifying BCS exam.

Course Outline

  • 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
        • 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 their areas 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

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