A planned requirements approach is essential to a successful project. Your role as the Business Analyst in any project is to help form and coach a cross-functional team, facilitate continuous collaboration with your client, manage and communicate changing requirements, and deliver business value to your client early and regularly throughout the project. This course may earn a Credly Badge.


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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants shall be able to:

Plan, manage and communicate requirements for projects
Perform the various elicitation techniques used in gathering and documenting requirements.
Produce relevant artifacts needed for documenting requirements.
Minimize uncertainty and risk by applying principles learned in the course
Ensure your project delivers required functionality and adds value to the business
Translate business requirements into appropriate technical specifications.
Optimize your team's responsiveness to change

  • Introduction

  • Requirements and types of requirements
    Requirements in the product life cycle
    Project roles and requirements
    The role of the Business Analyst (BA)

  • Managing Solution Scope & Requirements

  • Requirements management plan
    Solution scope
    Conflict and issue management
    General techniques used

  • Knowing Your Audience & Their Needs

  • Specific needs of business stakeholders and management
    Specific needs of Subject Matter Experts (SME)
    Specific needs of the technical team (developers, testers, etc.)

  • Managing Requirements Effectively

  • Attributes of effective requirements
    Audiences of the requirements and the audiences' needs
    Business vs. technical point of view
    Need for formality and level of detail required

  • Managing Requirements Traceability

  • Recording the dependencies and relationships for each of the requirements
    Impact analysis
    Using a configuration management system
    Testing requirements
    General techniques used

  • Prepare the Requirements Package

  • Work product and deliverables
    Attributes of a complete requirements package
    General techniques used

  • Maintain Requirements for Re-Use

  • Maintaining organizational process assets
    Ongoing requirements
    Satisfied requirements

  • Communicating Requirements Effectively

  • The 7 Cs
    Bulleted and numbered lists
    Tables and graphs
    Models and other graphics
    Using white space and fonts
    Chunking requirements information and the use of headings

  • Additional Information

  • Useful books and links on managing and communicating requirements


Executives, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Business and IT stakeholders working with analysts, Systems Analysts and programmers interested in expanding their role into the business area will benefit from this course.




There are no prerequisites for this course. This course is suitable for both novices and experienced people who need to manage and communicate requirements for projects. It is recommended that participants complete the BA01: Business Analysis Essentials course prior to enrolling or have equivalent experience.

Course Info

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Cost: $ 1,535

Length: 2.0 days (16 hours)


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