Requirements validation improves the likelihood of project success, making sure that we are building the right solution and that the solution is usable, desirable, and meets the business needs and desired outcomes. The cost to correct a software defect may be as high as 2,900 times the cost to correct a requirement. This was reconfirmed in a recent study by Forrester Consulting.
The study concluded: “Organizations have boosted application delivery speed, but at the expense of the quality of specifications and requirements.
- 42% are unable to keep up with new and changing requirements
- 42% lack coordination among groups
- 40% are held back by long documentation and approvals processes
- 40% struggle to understand unclear requirements
- 38% face risk and other impediments”
This course provides an overview of Business Analysis and takes you through steps to avoid these issues and addresses the age old question, “How do I know I’m not missing any requirements?” There is no one silver bullet, but there are tools that can be adapted for your context. In this session you will learn a framework that guides you through your initiative/project to eliminate the chance of things going missing or not uncovered. Walk away with knowing how to ensure that your requirements are validated.
Preferred class size = 8-15 students
Materials supplied by The Solarity Group.
Who should take this course
This course is designed for business analysts, quality analysts, project managers, or anyone interested in an overview of Business Analysis and in improving and validating the quality of their requirements.
- Learn a collaborative framework for ensuring “Good Solutions”.
- Discover the types of validation and verification tools are appropriate for your context/project.
- Be able to ensure that the solution meets the business stakeholder needs and desired outcomes.
- Practice an approach to see how you can get continuous validation of requirements.
- Learn how to identify the impacts to people, processes and other requirements as you work on new requirements or user stories.
Day 1 – Introduction to Requirements Management
- Overview of Business Analysis and Requirements
- Enterprise Analysis
- Defining Project Scope/Vision
- Requirements, Assumptions, and Constraints
- Defining a Solution
- Procedure Analysis (with tools)
- Solution Implementation Planning
- Presenting Requirements
Day 2 – Mastering Requirements
- The Requirements Process
- Requirements Essentials: Best Practices
- Business Case (Business Requirements)
- User Requirements
- Functional Requirements
- Quality of Service (Non-Functional Requirements)
- Requirements Documentation
- Requirements Communication