Karl Wiegers'
" In Search of Excellent Requirements"

Douglas Muir

October 23-24, 2014    Vancouver BC     $1095 CAD   Register
February 3-4, 2015      Vancouver BC     $1095 CAD   Register
April 22-23 2015           Vancouver BC     $1095 CAD   Register

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Course Overview
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 More.

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.

Learning Objectives
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“ model
  • Application of use cases for defining user needs and system functions
  • A simple model for prioritizing requirements
  • Writing better software requirements - avoiding common mistakes
  • 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 final acceptance
  • Read the Full Course Outline

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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