This course gives delegates a solid grounding in a range of techniques for revealing, analysing and documenting business and system requirements, in addition to gaining a BCS accreditation that is highly regarded by prestigious UK employers.
The following topics will be covered:
The role of the analyst:
- The role and competencies of an analyst.
- Developing analyst competencies.
The requirements engineering process:
- The importance of requirements engineering.
- A framework for requirements engineering
- Characteristics of requirements engineering.
Actors and viewpoints:
- Stakeholders in business analysis projects.
- Roles and responsibilities in the requirements engineering process.
- Context diagrams and stakeholders.
- The importance of the project initiation stage.
- The project initiation document.
- The use of workshops to elicit, analyse and negotiate requirements.
- Structure of a facilitated workshop.
- Workshop rules.
- Facilitation skills.
- Stimulating creative thinking.
- Structure of a fact-finding interview.
- Questioning techniques.
- Documenting interviews.
- General business requirements.
- Functional and non-functional requirements.
- Technical requirements.
- The requirements catalogue.
- Interpreting class diagrams.
- Scoping systems and documenting requirements with use cases.
Other requirements elicitation techniques:
- Observation and ethnographic studies.
- Activity sampling.
- Document and data source analysis.
- Choosing the appropriate technique/s.
- Examining the requirements catalogue.
- Prioritising requirements (MoSCow).
- Checking for ambiguity and lack of clarity.
- Testability of requirements.
Scenarios and prototyping:
- The use of scenarios to explore requirements.
- Use case descriptions as a method of documenting scenarios.
- The use of prototyping to explore requirements.
- Types of prototyping (throwaway, evolutionary, etc.)
- The dangers and difficulties of prototyping; managing prototyping exercises.
- Change and version control of requirements.
- Requirements traceability.
- The use of CASE tools in requirements engineering.
- Validation techniques.
- Quality control in requirements engineering.
Requirements and systems development:
- Development life-cycles.
- The link between requirements and systems development.
- Post-implementation review.
Presented in association with metadata training.
- Professionals seeking to improve their business analysis skills and knowledge
- Project experts including project managers, project support staff and project analysts
- Business experts including product owners, subject matter experts (SMEs), business change managers, senior users, project stakeholders
- IT experts including systems architects, software developers, testers, support and trainers
- Practising business analysts – experienced or junior
There are no formal prerequisites to attend the course but most delegates have a graduate-level education and some business experience.
One hour ‘open book’ written exam, based on a business scenario. The pass mark is 50%.
The following will be included in this BCS Requirements Engineering training course:
- Exam and certification fee
- BCS Business Analysis book
- Accredited Instructor
Dates and Prices for BCS Requirements Engineering
We currently have no public classroom courses scheduled, but would be more than happy to run this course for you. Please contact us using the form below and we will get back to you with some dates and prices.
All quoted prices are exclusive of VAT for consumers who pay no VAT or can recover VAT. The current rate of VAT is 20% for consumers that are required to pay VAT. All course bookings are subject to availability.
Frequently Asked Questions
What time does the Requirements Engineering course start and finish each day?
Over the three days training starts at 9:00am and finishes at 5pm each day.
Do I get a certificate at the end of the course?
Yes, BCS will email you a registration login to download a copy of your e-certificate.
Do I need IT skills to attend the courses?
No, none of our Business Analysis courses require you to have IT skills.