Writing Project Requirements

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

Course Overview:

Writing well-formed project requirements can be a challenging task for any project team. It involves taking elicited and analyzed requirements information and documenting that information in an understandable way. In Writing Project Requirements, Susan Weese guides you through the necessary technical writing skills, how to use a style guide and what to look for in a requirements quality checklist. Building an understandable requirements document involves using requirements document templates for both content and structure.

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: Writing Well-Formed Requirements                       
  • Writing iterative requirements 
  • Managing writing issues
Lesson 2: Structuring and Documenting Content                  
  • Overview
  • Discussing content elements
  • Discussing structure elements
Lesson 3: Applying Technical Writing Skills                               
  • Reviewing Essential skills
  • Examining the 12 rules
Lesson 4: Utilizing Style Guides                     
  • Exploring grammar, diction and style
  • Determining focus words
  • Discussing writing style
Lesson 5: Employing a Requirements Checklist                      
  • Investigating the value of checklists 
  • Examining IEEE checklist components
Lesson 6: Examining Structured Language                
  • Distinguishing formal from informal
  • Using structured language
Lesson 7: Conclusion                        
  • Wrapping up

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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  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**