This course teaches a student how to assess their project and prepare for discussions, how to conduct elicitation sessions, confirm results, and maintain a collaborative relationship with the stakeholders.
Working effectively with others with the objective to elicit requirements is very challenging. Project settings add the additional pressures of new people and time constraints
This course is designed to equip students with a series of concepts, techniques and tools, in order to effectively work with others, encourage teamwork, and achieve a common goal
- This course does not have prerequisites, students must however meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.
Courses are instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:
- In Class - all classes are taught in a computer lab.
- Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
- Blended - delivery is both in a computer lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.
It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.
- Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).
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Course Level Learning Outcomes
- Assess the overall type of project / assignment
- Assess and select one (or more) appropriate elicitation technique(s)
- Prepare for elicitation session(s)
- Apply the business analysis technique during the elicitation session(s)
- Formulate results
- Develop methods to review and confirm results, store and track information and continually work with stakeholders to adapt to changes and improve results
Topics of Instruction
- Introduction to elicitation and collaboration
- Preparing for elicitation activities
- Run elicitation sessions
- Validate results
- Share business analysis information
- Ongoing collaboration with stakeholders
- Elicitation and agile
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Recommendations and Requirements
Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.
Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Meeting (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.
Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.
- Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work require no further introduction to these learning tools.
- Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
- Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
For online and blended delivery, students should have access to their own computer with required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors). Students should test their environment prior to the start of class to ensure everything is working properly.
- The software used in this course is Microsoft Word 2016 which is a free download from Microsoft.
- If necessary, additional requirements will be announced at the start of the course.
It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.
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