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You will learn how to:

  • Act as an effective member of a team involved in eliciting and recording user requirements for an information system.
  • Recognise the nature of the requirements and the knowledge type to which they belong.
  • Be familiar with a range of elicitation techniques and know how to apply them effectively.
  • Record and prioritise requirements, and be able to recognise and help resolve conflicting requirements.
  • Link project objectives/requirements to the business case.

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

  • The case study allows you to undertake a simulated requirements engineering assignment to practise the new skills.

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

For all virtual classroom training courses, a printed copy of the latest edition of the comprehensive course manual will be sent to your home address in good time for the start of your BCS Certificate In Requirements Engineering training course. In addition, a link will be emailed to you to enable you to access an electronic copy of the same comprehensive manual for convenient future reference.

There are no specific pre-requisites for this course.

It is recommended that those new to Business Analysis consider attending the BCS Foundation in Business Analysis Practice course.


Recommended Reading List:

Title: Business Analysis (2nd Edition)

Author: Debra Paul, Donald Yeates and James Cadle

Publisher: BCS Publication Date: 2010

ISBN: 9781906124618

Title: Mastering the Requirements Process

Author: Suzanne Robertson and James Robertson

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publication

Date: 1999

ISBN: 978-0201360462

You will need to spend 60-90 minutes each evening on revision and example examination questions.

BCS Certificate In Requirements Engineering Examination:

  • Type: 40 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: No
  • Pass Mark: 26/40 (65%)
  • Delivery: Digital

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