As a business analyst or technical author, writing requirements is part and parcel of your life. Your use of language and how you write it needs to be crisp, clear and concise.
Requirements spell out the capabilities that the organisation needs and specify the details that developers must have in order to build a solution. Writing requirements is one of the most important deliverables of a business analyst’s work.
In this course you’ll learn how to identify and define all the different types of requirements and then use a checklist and template-driven approach to make sure that none of the features, functions and parameters of a requirement are overlooked. You’ll understand what the drivers are behind business and stakeholder requirements and how these are translated into functional and non-functional requirements.
You’ll learn how to produce fully specified requirements from user stores and how to express functional requirements as formal use cases. You’ll also understand how transition requirements are used to move from the as-is to the to-be system.
Putting it all together. Today few people have time to read multiple documents – you need to be able to write once for multiple audiences. You need to be able to combine business requirements with functional specifications into a single document – a Requirements Solution Specification – which can be understood, used and acted upon, by both business and technical readers.
IS THIS THE RIGHT COURSE FOR YOU?
This workshop is designed for business analysts and technical authors who need to write clear, unambiguous requirements. Developers and project staff who work extensively with requirements will also benefit from this course.
COURSE OBJECTIVES & LEARNING OUTCOMES
This is a hands-on, learn-by-doing workshop where more than 70% of your time will be spent on practical work and exercises. After the workshop you’ll be able to:
- Document the output of business analysis activities
- Specify all types of requirements in a standardised format
- Produce documentation for both business users and developers
A comprehensive, royalty-free specification template is provided to all attendees and this can be modified and adapted to meet your own needs. You can download this here.
“I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It gave me valuable tools and knowledge of how to write business requirements of use to both business and techos, and how to navigate this process from project start to requirements gathering end”
Business Analyst, Department of Innovation
“Excellent, practical and useful”
Business Analyst, Australian Research Council
“Very well presented and informative”
SAP Business Analyst, Department of Infrastructure and Transport
- The role of documentation
- Business requirements
- Stakeholder requirements
- Functional requirements
- User stories
- Non-functional requirements
- Transition requirements
- Documenting requirements in Use Case
- The specification template – putting it all together
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