Best Practices For Effective Requirements Gathering

This course will teach you tools and techniques to improve your requirements gathering skills.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 19, 2021
Duration
3h 41m
Table of contents
Course Overview
The Value of Requirements
Relationships: The Secret to Successful Requirements
The Evolution of Requirements Gathering
Gathering Requirements for a New Product
Gathering Requirements for the Business Unit
Gathering Requirements for the Enterprise
Applying Key Learning Objectives
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 19, 2021
Duration
3h 41m
Description

Taking a deeper, richer examination at developing requirements is key to further refine and improve the quality of your requirement outcomes and deliver more value to your customers.

In this course, Best Practices for Effective Requirements Gathering, you will learn how to enhance your business analysis skills, approaches, and techniques to advance your essential requirement gathering capabilities and practices.

First, you will delve into a holistic view of requirements, exploring just how your role of gathering, documenting, prioritizing, and communication requirements can make or break a project or even a company. Then, you will discover how the context type of a requirement can influence your approach to success.

Next, you will explore the secret to developing quality requirements through nurturing and cultivating relationships with your colleagues.

Finally, you will learn how business analysts can advance your career regarding requirements activities normally focused on an individual system and take the next step in professional growth with requirements analysis at the business unit level or across an enterprise. When you are finished with this course, you will have the necessary skills and knowledge of how to deliver a higher quality of requirement outcomes in order to add more value for your customers.

About the author
About the author

Michael is General Manager at Fairway Technologies, a San Diego based technology consulting company. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Development at PDSA, Inc. and has many years of management, technology, and leadership experience.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello, I'm Michael Kosowski, and welcome to my course, Best Practices for Effective Requirements Gathering. In this course, you will learn how to enhance your business analysis skills, approaches, and techniques to advance your essential requirement gathering capabilities and best practices. As you know, uncertainty is inherent and inevitable in systems development. Let me help you to embrace uncertainty and adapt your analysis skills for success. First, you will delve into a holistic view of requirements exploring just how your role of gathering, documenting, prioritizing, and communicating requirements can make or break a project or even a company. Then you will discover how the business context type of a requirement can influence your approach to success. Next, you will explore the secret to developing quality requirements through nurturing and cultivating relationships with your colleagues by leveraging communication and interpersonal skills. Finally, you will learn how business analysts can advance their careers by embracing the next step in professional growth with requirements analysis at the business unit level and across the entire enterprise. Here we will explore the requirement development process for themes, epics, features, and user stories across three business contexts all through the lens of agile and lean. Come journey with me in taking a deeper, richer examination at developing requirements to further refine and improve the quality of your requirements development outcomes and deliver more value to your customers.