Gathering Requirements

Hours: 1 / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $129.00

Course Overview:

This course will be deactivated on December 4th, 2020.  No further enrollments will be allowed into this course.

Eliciting and analyzing project requirements can be a time-consuming task for any project team. One way to gather requirements from your stakeholders is to have a process in place, templates to help you ask the correct questions and a laundry list of techniques to apply in order to find out what you need to know. In Gathering Requirements, Susan Weese steps you through requirements elicitation and analysis activities and techniques, using the right technique to gather the right information from the right sources. She will show you how to analyze what you have learned and derive the real requirements for your project.

Instructor Biography:

Susan Weese, MSPM, PgMP, PMP, is a consultant and trainer specializing in creating effective project management processes and developing project requirements. Susan began her career over 30 years ago as a software engineer for satellite and radar systems but transitioned to managing projects and people where she has spent most of her professional life.  She is a master trainer and subject matter expert in applying business analysis and project management

methods based upon the BABOK® Guide, the PMBOK® Guide and PRINCE2. Susan co-authored the CBAP/CCBA Certified Business Analysis Study Guide and has collaborated on several other project management-focused publications, articles, and blogs. She is also a member of the adjunct faculty at CSU-Global Campus where she teaches business and project management courses.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Identifying Types of Requirements                          
  • Defining a requirement
  • Categorizing requirements 
Lesson 2: Developing Effective Requirements                        
  • Iterative requirements gathering
  • Planning the requirements work
Lesson 3: Eliciting Requirements                 
  • Defining elicitation
  • Elicitation techniques
  • Elicitation questions

Lesson 4: Analyzing Requirements                              

  • Describing requirements analysis
  • Reviewing requirements attributes
  • Decomposing requirements top down
  • Requirements modeling techniques
  • Assumptions and constraints

Lesson 5: Conclusion                         

  • Wrapping up

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
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  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
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  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.


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