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Private - Managing and Communicating Project Requirements (3 Hours)
About course

This 3-hour course covers the activities for managing and communicating requirements to ensure all stakeholders have a shared understanding of the project requirements, and stakeholders with approval authority are in agreement with the requirements the solution will meet. Requirements traceability will be described along with techniques to ensure requirements are supported by business objectives and linked to specific solution components. Baselining requirements and managing changes will be discussed, along with handling conflicts and issues. Types of requirements documentation will be covered along with tips for writing effective business and functional requirements. The importance of communicating to bring stakeholders to a common understanding of requirements will be described along with proven techniques for sharing requirements.

Who should attend

This course will benefit business analysts, programmers, project managers, executives, functional managers, and any other individuals looking to improve their effectiveness in managing and expressing requirements.

Course features

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Prepare a requirements traceability matrix
  • Document and manage changes to requirements 
  • Understand the different communication methods available
  • Explain the structure and content of a requirements package
  • Describe techniques for communicating requirements
Course outline

Module 1: Manage Solution Scope and Requirements

  • Purpose, Description and key inputs
  • Conflict Management and Presenting Requirements for Review
  • Problem Tracking
  • Baselining Requirements


Module 2: Manage Requirements Traceability 

  • Definition and Examples
  • Benefits of Traceability 
  • Requirements Relationship Types
  • Impact Analysis 
  • Traceability Matrix Example


Module 3: Prepare Requirements Package

  • Purpose and Structure
  • Questions to Consider
  • Work Products and Deliverables 
  • Business Requirements Document
  • Writing Business Requirements
  • Functional Requirements Document
  • Writing Functional Requirements


Module 4: Communicate Requirements

  • Communication Skills
  • Communication Inputs
  • Use of Presentations
  • Structured Walkthroughs
Packages

This course is included in the following tracks at a discounted rate if purchased as a part of a track:

Course information
Duration: 3 hours
Earn: 3 PDUs
Delivery Method: Virtual or Traditional Classroom
Knowledge areas addressed

IIBA® BABOK® Guide Version 2.0 Knowledge Areas Addressed:

  • Requirements Management and Communication


IIBA® BABOK® Guide Version 3.0 Knowledge Areas Addressed:

  • Elicitation and Collaboration
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management


Project Management Institute (PMI)® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Knowledge Areas Addressed:

  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Communications Management