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PDS 162 Joint Application Requirements Development

Course Description

This two-day course provides a collaborative hands-on approach to using a facilitated workshop to elicit, document andclarify business/functional requirements using the business issues and gaps as the driver for the discussions. Joint Application Requirements Development (JARD) follows the concept of Joint Application Development (JAD) but focuses succinctly on jointly developed and validated business and functional requirements development and management.

Learning Objectives

Participants will gain practical skills to:

  • Prepare for a JARD workshop.
  • Determine who should attend a JARD workshop.
  • Conduct and facilitate a JARD workshop.
  • Define the roles for a JARD workshop for IT and the business to ensure maximum effectiveness and participation.
  • Use business gaps as the drivers for developing the 'right' requirements.
  • Document, prioritize and validate the 'right' requirements.
  • Work with Quality Assurance to ensure documented requrements are testable.
  • Manage the requirements through the solution lifecycle.
  • Apply a holistic architects and developers to validate the requirements against the design


The Business Analysis program of study reflects the body of knowledge tested by the CBAP certification examination, but completion of the program does not in itself ensure success on the CBAP exam. Please note that eligibility requirements to sit the CBAP examination include five years (7500 hours) business analysis work experience. A summary of CBAP certification requirements can be found on the IIBA website at www.theiiba.org.


Three-day Business Analysis Essentials (or equivalent), or two years experience in Business Analysis

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