Inadequate definition and management of requirements is second only to Project Management "malpractice" as a reason for project failure. A competent and professional Business Analyst is a Project Manager's right hand. However, the ability to quickly and effectively capture, validate, and control client requirements doesn't just apply to analysts. These are essential survival skills for every IT Project Manager who works in today's environment of lean staffing and crunch mode projects.
This course will provide participants with easy-to-use tools and adaptable processes to successfully define and manage business requirements on any project. You will learn a quick and efficient approach to documenting and verifying requirements. Participants will benefit from a more agile approach to business analysis--one that emphasizes speed, high quality, and effective client communications.
You will learn how to:
- Gather critical information about 10 key requirement subject areas
- Use a Context Diagram to set the scope of analysis
- Identify and describe business-driven external and temporal events
- Specify essential processing, timing, control, and information required
- Establish a functional requirements baseline
- Document client-centric processing with simple Use Case Templates
- Use three different methods to prioritize business requirements
- Identify critical development and implementation risks
- Develop an early project sizing and use it to assess schedule feasibility
- Estimate development timeframes using simplified function point counting
- Identify and document the key elements of a “testable” specification
- Implement good change management practices to minimize “scope creep”
All participants will receive a
free copy of Ouellette & Associates
This program, offered June 18-21, 2013, costs $1,495 per person. CIMS Sponsor Companies and Babson College affiliates will receive a 10% discount.
Contact Tracy Dinu at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-878-4551.
She will provide you with confirmation and logistical details and be available for your questions.
New 2013 dates to be determined.