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Requirements Management

This course covers information that will enable project managers to deliver projects that satisfy their customer's needs. Mastering this material will enable project managers to clearly define requirements for their projects, build the products and services that meet those requirements, and clearly demonstrate to stakeholders and senior management that they have been met. This course is aligned with the Scope Management chapter of the PMBOK®. It teaches project managers PMBOK best requirements management practices and offers practical tips on how to implement those best practices. The student will learn:
  • How to identify the right stakeholders to poll for requirements
  • Tools and techniques that will help translate business needs into software requirements
  • The elements of a good Requirements Management plan
  • Tips and tricks for prioritizing requirements
  • How to identify requirements and trace them through the project
  • How to approve requirements and how to identify the right approvers
  • Components of the Business Requirements Document, the Functional Specification, the Detail Design Document
  • How to improve software design with design reviews
  • How to integrate Requirements Management with Change Management
  • How to trim project scope by eliminating lower priority features
  • How to ensure that each requirement is tested and delivered


Course Outline


  • Introductions and course overview, identifying student goals and objectives for the course.
  • A review of CMM, RAD, RUP, and Waterfall SDLC methodologies and the impact of each on Requirements Management.
  • Crafting the Requirements Management Plan including: requirements gathering activities, identifying roles and responsibilities, identifying the proprer sign-off authority on requirements documents, document version control, integrating the plan with the MS Project plan, and the difference between software requirements and project scope.
  • Requirements gathering techniques including: storyboarding, commercial specs, prototypes, and brainstorming.
  • How to identify the stakeholders who should contribute requirements, how to verify requirements, and breaking the work down (creating the Work Breakdown Structure, or WBS).
  • Creating effective commercial specifications and the subject matter experts who should contribute, creating effective functional specifications and the subject matter experts who should create them, and creating the detail design documents and the subject matter experts who should create them.
  • Implementing the Requirements Management Plan including: conducting design document walkthroughs, conducting code walkthroughs (or reviews), and how to implement a change to the scope baseline.
  • Verifying project requirements: identifying various types of tests (unit, function, thread, system, and performance), load and stress testing, identifying tests with requirements, communicating test results to stakeholders, and how to convince your stakeholders that requirements have been met at the final gate review.

Price:$199 $399 (CAD) for a limited time offer. 22.5 PDUs