Professional Certificate in Advanced Requirements Engineering

Duration: 3 Days (24 Hours)

Professional Certificate in Advanced Requirements Engineering Course Overview:

The Professional Certificate in Advanced Requirements Engineering validates expertise in handling complex project requirements. It emphasizes identification, documentation, analysis, and management of intricate system requirements. Globally recognized, it’s valuable in Software, IT, and Engineering industries. It enhances processes, risk management, teamwork, and project effectiveness. Professionals gain insights and strategies to manage diverse requirements effectively in various project settings.

Intended Audience:

  • Software Developers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • IT Consultants
  • Systems Engineers
  • Those aiming to enhance their proficiency in requirement engineering
  • Individuals aspiring to pursue careers in project management or business analysis.

Learning Objectives of Professional Certificate in Advanced Requirements Engineering:

The learning objectives of a Professional Certificate in Advanced Requirements Engineering course are designed to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of advanced techniques and strategies for the collection and management of requirements. Throughout the course, students will develop the expertise to effectively elicit, analyze, validate, and document both functional and non-functional requirements. Furthermore, participants will acquire proficiency in utilizing advanced modeling techniques to visually represent and streamline intricate processes or structures. Upon completing the course, attendees should demonstrate the capability to efficiently manage changes to requirements and comprehend the implications of such changes on project outcomes. Additionally, the course aims to enhance participants’ ability to communicate requirements clearly and concisely to all relevant stakeholders.

The Enterprise Context (12.5%, K3)

  • Enterprise Architecture
    • Rationale for enterprise and business architecture
    • Definition of Enterprise Architecture domains
    • Structure of the Zachman framework (columns and rows)
  • Business Architecture
    • Application of the Business Model Canvas
    • Identification and analysis of capabilities
    • Development of a value stream diagram
    • Use of capabilities in enabling value streams
  • Customer and User Experience
    • Definitions of customer experience and user experience
    • Differentiation between customer experience and user experience

The Business Analysis Service Portfolio (7.5%, K3)

  • Service Thinking and Value Propositions
    • Principles of service thinking and value co-creation
    • Concept and attributes of a value proposition
  • Business Analysis Service Framework (BASF)
    • Definition of services within the BASF
    • Context and use of the BASF for requirements definition
  • Project, Programme and Portfolio Management
    • Definitions of project, programme, and portfolio management
    • Relationship between requirements engineering and management
  • Requirements Governance
    • Process of requirements governance using SIPOC
    • Relationship between IDEF0 controls and mechanisms
    • Agile/iterative change delivery and traditional/waterfall approaches

The Requirements Engineering Plan (15%, K4)

  • Programme Manager, Project Manager, Business Architect
    • Roles and responsibilities of each role
  • Terms of Reference for Requirements Engineering
    • Content of a terms of reference for requirements engineering
  • Problem Definition and Problem Statements
    • Evaluation of problem statements
  • The Outcome Frame
    • Explanation of the Outcome Frame
  • Planning for Requirements Engineering
    • Importance of planning for requirements engineering
    • Stakeholder analysis using RACI
    • Relationship between requirements planning and governance
    • Content of a requirements engineering plan
    • Distinction between linear and agile software development approaches
  • Estimating for Requirements Engineering
    • Top down, bottom up, and PERT estimation approaches

Engaging with Stakeholders (15%, K3)

  • Relevance of Elicitation Techniques
    • Analysis using the cultural web
  • Levels of Listening
    • Application of levels of listening
  • Listening Barriers and Behaviors
    • Identification and application of listening barriers and behaviors
    • Explanation of questioning approaches
  • Assertiveness
    • Definition of assertiveness

The Requirements Taxonomy (15%, K3)

  • The Hierarchy of Requirements
    • Importance and application of hierarchy of requirements
    • Identification of Business Requirements (General and Technical)
    • Identification of Solution Requirements (Functional and Non-Functional)
    • Identification of transition and user interface requirements
    • Influence of business strategy and ethos on requirements
  • The Business Use Case Diagram
    • Description and relation to requirements
    • Relationship between customer experience and requirements
  • Prioritization Techniques
    • Application of MoSCoW and the Kano model

Non-Functional Requirements: Customer Experience Requirements (15%, K4)

  • User Role Attributes and Personas
    • Identification, use, and analysis of user role attributes and personas
  • Usability Requirements
    • Components of usability requirements
  • Accessibility Requirements
    • Steps of the AEGIS Open Accessibility Framework
    • Principles of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1)
  • Look and Feel Requirements
    • Definition of look and feel requirements
  • Visualization Techniques
    • Identification of visualization techniques for non-functional requirements

Non-Functional Requirements: Service Quality Requirements (15%, K4)

  • Rationale for Service Quality Requirements
    • Explanation of the rationale
  • Performance Requirements
    • Elements of performance and definitions
  • Backup and Recovery Requirements
    • Relationship between risk, business continuity, and backup
  • Archiving and Deletion Requirements
    • Impact of legislation and compliance
  • Maintainability and Reliability Requirements
    • Identification and description of maintainability and reliability
  • Security and Access Requirements
    • Explanation and application of access permission and security requirements

Acceptance and Approval of Requirements (5%, K2)

  • Quality Assurance for Requirements Engineering
    • Explanation and differentiation of quality assurance and control
  • Analysis and Validation of Requirements Engineering Outputs
    • Importance of requirements analysis and validation
  • Validation and the Requirements Engineering Plan
    • Relationship between planning and requirements quality
  • Acceptance Testing
    • Relationship between requirements and the v-model
    • Application of ‘given’, ‘when’, ‘then’ extension to a user story

Professional Certificate in Advanced Requirements Engineering Course Prerequisites

• Prior work experience in software development or project management
• Basic understanding of systems engineering
• Familiarity with software requirements process
• Exposure to requirement modeling techniques
• Knowledge of requirement analysis, validation and documentation.
• Basic IT skills and proficiency in English.

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