Course Description

Requirements are formed from business needs and are the foundation for change. Information from various sources must be elicited, modelled, and analyzed, and potentially more information elicited, before well-written requirements can be finalized.

Business analysts excel at this iterative and investigative analytical process.

Learn to implement various analytical frameworks, explore diverse elicitation techniques, such as process modelling, interviews, and interface analysis. Examine approaches for prioritizing and managing requirements.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Use elicitation techniques that address specific business analysis initiatives
  • Specify requirements that model a given need
  • Differentiate between Agile and Traditional (waterfall) analysis techniques
  • Apply common requirements analysis techniques, such as process analysis, root cause analysis
  • Identify the key elements of a requirements governance framework

Topics Covered

  • Characteristics of a well-crafted requirement
  • The Requirements Lifecycle
  • Prioritizing Requirements
  • Checklists • Decision Making
  • Principles of Agile and Waterfall
  • User Stories and Use Cases
  • Interviews and Surveys
  • Collaborative Games
  • Document Analysis
  • Modelling tools

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Online Synchronous
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6:00PM to 9:00PM
Nov 12, 2024 to Nov 28, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $599.00
Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

Students will require access to a computer with the 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).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Zoom web conferencing software. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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