Requirement Engineering

Course benefits:

This course prepares candidates to sit the examination for the Certificate in Requirements Engineering.
This certificate is concerned with one of the major areas of business analysis work, producing a well-organised and clearly-defined set of requirements.
The syllabus is structured around a five part framework for Requirements Engineering which is applied to a project initiated by an approved business case. The five elements of the framework are Requirements Elicitation, Requirements Analysis, Requirements Validation, Requirements Documentation and Requirements Management.
The syllabus requires that the candidate should be able to describe the objectives and techniques within each element of the framework.
Organisations can submit their own approaches for accreditation, provided that they show how all aspects of the syllabus are handled in their proposed approach.
Candidates may be expected to apply any of the techniques defined in the syllabus in the examination for this certificate.

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at Business Analysts who wish to gain the Certificate in Requirements Engineering. Systems analysts and business users will also benefit from attending the course.


There are no specific pre-requisites for entry to the examination, however candidates should be suitably prepared and possess the appropriate skills and knowledge to fulfil the objectives.

What you will learn:

Holders of the Certificate in Requirements Engineering should be able to:
◦ Explain the importance of linking requirements to the Business Case.
◦ Describe the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the requirements engineering processs.
◦ Explain the use of a range of requirements elicitation techniques and the relevance of the techniques to business situations.
◦ Analyse, prioritise and organise elicited requirements.
◦ Document requirements.
◦ Identify problems with requirements and explain how requirements documentation may be improved.
◦ Create a model of the features required from a system.
◦ Interpret a model of the data requirements for an information system.
◦ Describe the principles of Requirements Management and explain the importance of managing requirements.
◦ Describe the use of tools to support Requirements Engineering.
◦ Explain the process and stakeholders involved in Requirements Validation.

What you will cover:

1. Introduction to Requirements Engineering
1.1 Framework for Requirements Engineering.
◦ Requirements Engineering activities – Elicitation, Analysis, Validation, Documentation, Management
◦ Rationale for Requirements Engineering and the problems with requirements
◦ The importance of requirements planning and estimating
1.2 The business rationale and inputs
◦ The business case
◦ Terms of Reference / Project Initiation Document (PID)
2. Hierarchy of Requirements
2.1 Building the hierarchy
2.2 Categories of requirements within the hierarchy
◦ General business requirements, including legal and business policy
◦ Technical policy requirements
◦ Functional requirements
◦ Non-functional requirements, including performance, usability, access, security, archiving, back up and recovery, availability, robustness
3. Stakeholders in the Requirements process
3.1 Project stakeholders
◦ Project Manager
◦ Business Analyst
◦ Developer
3.2 Business stakeholders
◦ Project Sponsor
◦ Subject matter expert
◦ End users and managers
3.3 External stakeholders
◦ Customers
◦ Regulators
◦ Suppliers - products and services
4. Requirements Elicitation
4.1 Knowledge types - tacit and non-tacit
4.2 Elicitation techniques:
◦ Interviews
◦ Workshops
◦ Observation:
◦ Formal/informal
◦ Shadowing
◦ Prototyping
◦ Scenarios
◦ Document Analysis
◦ Special Purpose records
◦ Questionnaires
4.3 Understanding the applicability of techniques
5. Use of models in Requirements Engineering
5.1 The purpose of modelling requirements
◦ Generating questions
◦ Cross-checking for consistency and completeness
◦ Defining business rules
5.2 Modelling the business context for the system
5.3 Developing a model to represent the system processing requirements
5.4 Interpreting a data model
6. Requirements Documentation
6.1 Documentation styles and levels of definition
◦ User stories
◦ Use cases
◦ Requirements Catalogue
6.2 Requirements Catalogue
◦ Identifier
◦ Name
◦ Description
◦ Acceptance criteria
◦ Source/Owner
◦ Rationale/Benefits
◦ Non-functional requirementsv
◦ Priority
◦ Related requirements/documents
◦ Author
◦ Version control/status
◦ Change history
7. Requirements Analysis
7.1 Prioritising and packaging requirements for delivery
7.2 Organising requirements
7.3 Ensuring well-formed requirements
◦ Removing overlapping requirements
◦ Identifying and negotiating conflicts between requirements
◦ Removing ambiguity
◦ Ensuring feasibility
◦ Ensuring testability
7.4 Prototyping requirements
7.5 Verifying requirements
8. Requirements Validation
8.1 Agreeing the requirements document
8.2 Types of reviews
8.3 Stakeholders and their areas of concern
9.Requirements Management
9.1 Dealing with changing requirements
9.2 The importance of traceability
◦ Vertical traceability (to business objectives)
◦ Horizontal traceability (from origin to deliver)
9.3 Traceability and ownership
9.4 Requirements Engineering support tools

How you will learn:

The course comprises short and focused lecture sessions with exercises to practise appropriate techniques. Discussion of the problems and issues experienced by attendees will be encouraged.
The format for the examination is a one hour written (CLOSED book) examination based on a business scenario with 15 minutes reading time. Candidates who are awarded a pass for the examination are awarded the Certificate in Requirements Engineering.


Day Am AM PM PM Evening
1 09:00 -10:30 Course Introduction , 1.Introduction to Requirements Engineering, 2.Hierarchy of Requirements 10:45 -13:00 ,3.Stakeholders in the Requirements process, 4.Requirements Elicitation 13:45 -15:30 5.Use of models in Requirements Engineering 15:45-18:00 6.Requirements Documentation,Coaching Session Mock Examination Questions
2 09:00-11:10 Review Evening Assignment,7. Requirements Analysis 11:25- 13:00 8.Requirements Validation 13:45 - 15:35 9.Requirements Management 16:50 -18:00 Mock Examination Questions Mock Examination Questions
3 09:00 - 10:50 Review Evening Assignment, Mock Examination Questions, 11:05 -13:00 Mock Examination Questions 14:00 -14:45 Tutor Led Revision 15:00 - 17:00 Revision and Exam -
Delivery Method

• Training is designed as Highly Illustrative, interactive and is covered with extensive practical experience.
• More emphasis on discussions and queries.
• Includes useful templates and infrastructures for implementing Project Management.
• Case study material, exercises and appropriate handouts for extra reading/knowledge will be provided.

Training Takeaways

• Requirements gathering / UML tools Software
• Text book Business Analysis (2nd Edition) by Author: Debra Paul, Donald Yeates and James Cadle Publisher:
• 200+Multiple choice questions for FCBA Exam.
• 10+ projects on requirement analysis and documentation
• Project specific templates,srs,brs,feasibility reports, RFI,RFQ ,CCB.
• Model BA interview Questions
• Books on UML - 1.UML distilled ,2.UML for IT BA ,3.UML weekend crash course
• Books on Requirement Analysis - 1.Managing software requirements - a unified approach.
• Case study, Training Material, Hand outs for extra reading / knowledge
• Exposure to industry best practices on Business Analysis
• Understanding of the BA role as per the industry requirements
• Case Study to provide a simulation of the implementation of BA concepts
• Understanding the approach to answer Objective type Questions

India Course Dates, Venue & Timings:

Sl.No. State City Batch1-Date Batch2-Date Batch3-Date Batch4-Date Batch5-Date Batch6-Date Batch7-Date Batch8-Date Venue Contact
1 Telanagana Hyderabad 12-Feb’18 19-Feb’18 7-Apr’18 8-Apr’18 5-May’18 6-May’18 2-Jun’18 3-Jun’18 Flat # 617, 6th Floor, Annapurna Block, Aditya Enclave, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-500016, Telangana, India Mr. Jason
2. Karnataka Bangalore 3-Mar’18 4-Mar’18 7-Apr’18 8-Apr’18 5-May’18 6-May’18 2-Jun’18 3-Jun’18 SPECTRAMIND, DBS center, Cunningham road, Bangalore Mr. Vijay
3. Tamilnadu Chennai 10-Mar’18 11-Mar’18 14-Apr’18 15-Apr’18 12-May’18 13-May’18 9-Jun’18 10-Jun’18 SPECTRAMIND,CHENNAI, CitiCentre , Level 6, 10/11 Dr.Radhakrishna Salai,Chennai,Tamil Nadu,600 004,India Mr. Yogdasan
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7. West Bengal Kolkata 3-Mar’18 4-Mar’18 7-Apr’18 8-Apr’18 5-May’18 6-May’18 2-Jun’18 3-Jun’18 SPECTRAMIND Kaushik

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Vijay is a well-known Silicon Valley executive, who has spent the last 20 years experience in Business analysis, Project Management & Process Improvements at global companies.
Vijay is one of about 100 Certified Business analyst Professional Trainers worldwide,and First Certified Business analyst Professional in INDIA.
Prior to founding Spectramind Solutions,Vijay work for TCS in Senior management positions.Vijay was formerly working at TCS Global services he was part of the Business Analysis , requirement elicitation of various products and projects and Software Quality Assurance (SQA) team for driving the organizational processes and their compliance to CMMI Level 5.
Vijay is the co-author of The "Business Analyst Primer", one of the most widely read book for introduction to Business analysis.
Vijay has conducted numerous public and in-house trainings on Business analyst,Requirement engineering, Project Management, Work Breakdown Structure, Making Project Managers, Risk Management,Function point estimations, GreenIT, Ethical hacking,Digital forensics, Subcontractor Management, Quality Process preparations, Software Internal Auditor Training, Peer Reviews and Software Quality etc. His training feedbacks have consistently been rated high and have been positively received
Vijay trains and facilitates 21 Contact Hour Training Course and has trained over thousands of aspirants for the BA certification Contact program. He has successfully taught this course since the year 2005 with an excellent feedback.
Vijay is an honors Engineering graduate of Bangalore University,and MBA from Karnataka Open University.
Vijay is a resident of Hyderabad, India and travels to South East Asia , Australia, China,London, Singapore, Boston frequently to perform consulting and training assignments.

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