PMI: 14 PDUs
NASBA: 17 CPEs
You will learn how to:
- Understand the importance of gathering accurate requirements at the beginning.
- Understand the importance of the Requirements Management role in project success.
- Improve tools and techniques for managing requirements and thus project scope.
- Understand the relationship between Scope Management and Requirements Management.
- Increase customer satisfaction by controlling scope throughout the project lifecycle.
- Improve efficiency in the Change Control Process.
- Learn the benefits of and develop a Change Control Process.
- Save money and time by managing project scope.
- Improve project success by better estimating of change impacts to the project.
- Make better decisions about changes by understanding change impacts.
- Learn and understand the benefits of traceability on the Scope and change control processes.
- Make better decisions on requirements/scope changes after project requirements are base-lined.
- Understand the risk and complexity of trade-offs in the Change Control Process.
Understanding Requirements Management and how it affects scope and project success
Understanding the real scope of any project is vital to controlling the project. As a project manager or business analyst, it is key to first document the initial scope of the project and then direct, monitor and control the scope through Requirements Management techniques. Learning these techniques provide the ability to more easily control the quality issues, costs, time and risks associated with on-going scope creep associated with requirements changes.
This course will attack the issues of requirements changes and the impending scope creep that results if left unabated.
Change is inevitable in a project — making the right decisions about changes is a talent
Have you ever seen a project that launched without any change from original scope? By understanding that change is going to happen, you have a better chance of a successful project launch. You will find that by implementing a Change Control Process you increase substantially the chances of project success and stakeholder satisfaction.
Who is involved in decision-making is key. Direct, monitor and control scope quality, time, cost and risk.
In-Class Group Exercises:
In-class exercises help you identify and examine first-hand problems that you may be experiencing. Through group effort, you and your peers will discuss ways your department or company should be handling problems up front and how you can improve those early, critical changes. You will also identify and practice strategies that you and your organization can use to better manage project scope and change.
Specifically you will:
- Using a case study — gain an understanding of the existing requirements and project scope
- Learn about base-lining Project Requirements
- Using the case study work as a team to create Traceability Matrix
- Learn how to use Traceability to better estimate changes
- Review a change request and work in teams to understand impact of the request on your Project.
- Work as a team to complete a Change Request
- Determine where requirements are impacted (which requirements)
- Develop estimates for the changes
- Measure the impact of the change on the project schedule, and budget.
20 Immediate benefits of this course
- Be able to communicate the difference between Requirements Development and Requirements Management
- Appreciate the role of Requirements throughout the Project Life Cycle
- Be able to list and explain the tasks in Requirements Management and their importance in project success
- Understand the importance of a formal sign off on base-lined requirements to Requirements Management
- Be more efficient in managing requirements
- Being more effective in managing requirements, you will be more effective in managing the infamous scope creep
- Appreciate the challenges an analyst and project manager face after Requirements are base-lined
- Better understand the roles of the PM and the BA in the Change Control process
- Be able to explain the benefits of a change control process making it easier to implement with your teams
- Implement a stronger, more effective change control process
- You will have requirements management techniques to take and implement in your companies
- Be better able to communicate the impact of changes on your projects
- Be able to minimize the risk of making poor decisions about scope changes
- Understand how to determine impact of change requests
- Sell the benefits of traceability to your project teams
- Walk away with templates for managing scope and requirements
- Understand the importance of UAT (User Acceptance Testing)
- Be able to explain the BA role in UAT and its relevance in Traceability
- Understand the metrics for Managing Requirements
- Keep status on requirements
Who Should Attend this Business Analysis Training Course
All This course is valuable for all those involved in managing requirements. This class is for you if you are a:
- Business customer or partner
- Project Manager
- Business Analyst
- Business Systems Analyst
- Team Leader
- Designer or Developer
- IT Manager/Director
- Requirements Engineer