Requirements are a make-or-break phase of the
software development process. If the requirements are carefully
chosen to represent what the customer wants, needs, and expects,
then the project has a good chance of success. In 2000, well-known
and respected thought leader Karl Wiegers authored one of the
definitive publications on requirements. Now in its 2nd edition,
Software Requirements (Microsoft Press, 2003) remains a best-seller
on the subject.
In Search of Excellent Requirements
is the original licensed course for Wiegers book. It reviews
dozens of tested methods that can help any organization improve
the way it elicits, analyzes, documents, verifies, and manages
software requirements. Characteristics of excellent requirements
statements and requirements specifications are presented and
used to evaluate some sample functional requirements. Read
Who Should Attend
This seminar will be useful to software engineers, managers,
requirements analysts, user representatives, and anyone else
engaged in gathering, documenting, analyzing, or managing customer
requirements for software applications.
This two-day workshop, combining instructor-led discussion
with practice sessions and multiple group exercises, emphasizes
several sensible practical techniques that can be immediately
applied on any project to improve requirements development and
management in your organization, including:
- Creating an effective customer-development partnership
- Customer involvement through a ”product champion“
- Application of use cases for defining user needs and system
- A simple model for prioritizing requirements
- Writing better software requirements - avoiding common
- Constructing dialog maps to model user interfaces, as well
as other analysis models
- Use of prototypes to clarify and refine user needs
- Use of peer reviews and inspections to find errors in requirements
- Develop requirements that can be used as the basis for
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Plus, receive valuable takeaways. The workshop
manual supplies full concept explanations and techniques used
within the course along with valuable templates and examples
that you can use to create good requirements.
Some comments from past participants:
“This course provides essential knowledge & good
coverage to get a business analyst started"
“GOOD because previously ambiguous practices
have now been clarified”
"Instructor was really knowledgeable on the subject.
Provided excellent solutions to problems.
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