Managing Changing Project Requirements

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

Course Overview:

In an ideal world, eliciting, analyzing, validating, and writing accurate requirements, and delivering them to the project team would be sufficient. In the real world, this is just the start of the process. The baseline document that you have delivered will accrue changes as you move to the construction phase of the project, and requirements often change post-delivery. The degree to which you control these changes, and accurately assess their impact on the project, is a major element in project success. This course develops your ability to control the requirements package through baselined requirements, change control, and traceability. Together these make up industry-standard best practice, as defined by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), Project Management Institute (PMI), and the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK). Participants will learn how to: Create the criteria by which changes to your baseline requirements will be prioritized and decided, Use traceability matrices and requirements capture tools to understand how change impacts related requirements, Select appropriate techniques for each stage of the change control process, Prioritize new requirements by your identified criteria and a range of prioritization techniques, Handle requirements changes in both agile and formal projects, Manage changes to the requirements documentation. 

Instructor Biography:

Ms. Wagner is an experienced project, program, and portfolio manager. Her roles have included managing capital asset plans and business case summaries; project controls and performance goals for $132M IT investment supporting an inter-agency web-based system. She has led teams of project managers, business analysts, and instructors involved in internal enhancements and new product development. 

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Baselining Requirements                             
  • Starting from the known
  • Requirements validation
  • Characteristics of good requirements
  • Requirements inspection
Lesson 2: Managing Changing Requirements                          
  • Sources of changing requirements
  • Components of requirements management
  • The change control process
  • Traditional vs. agile processes
  • Prioritization
Lesson 3: Using Traceability                            
  • The importance of traceability
  • Horizontal vs. vertical traceabiltiy
  • Traceability and ownership
Lesson 4: Conclusion                         
  • Using software tools
  • Summary

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**