About this workshop:
The legendary workshop "Mastering the Requirements Process" (again organised on 16-18 October 2012)
now has a sequel, especially designed to further extend your requirements capabilities. Mastering the Requirements Process gave you the techniques to discover exactly
what your customers need and want for their products and to write measurable
This workshop builds
on your ability by showing you how to use good requirements practices as a communication
and project management tool. The workshop makes it possible for you to realise
the benefits of requirements at a higher level - one where you use requirements
deliverables to control your project, and produce systems that deliver the maximum
possible benefits to your customers.
Using this workshop, you can build upon your superior requirements skills, and make better
use of your requirements by:
- Using your requirements deliverables as input to project management
- Being agile - choosing the level of requirements you need for fast
- Assessing commercial off the shelf (COTS) software using requirements techniques
- Exploiting requirements deliverables for risk management and cost estimation
- Integrating creative requirements practices for innovative products
- Maximising the value of your requirements investment
- Taking advantage of requirements practices to enable change
- Matching project success indicators and good requirements practices
- Building a requirements knowledge model for communication and traceability
It is beyond argument that good requirements are crucial for good systems.
This workshop is about better requirements - making yours the best they can be.
Why should you attend this workshop ?
We studied practitioners using the Volere requirements practices to assess
what they needed to get an even greater advantage from their requirements projects - this
workshop is the result. This is an advanced workshop that improves the skills
of experienced business analysts, and teaches how to use the requirements deliverables
for project management.
We show you ways of choosing the best set of requirements to give you a competitive
edge and still get your product to market on time. We include techniques for
quantifying the business value of your requirements investment. We show you
how to anticipate market opportunities by inventing the requirements that your
customers are not yet asking for. And we deal with requirements for existing
systems, along with techniques for managing meta-projects - large projects
made up of a number of technologies and sub-projects. The project sociology
section in this workshop helps you to discover the correct stakeholders for
your project, to involve them in the appropriate parts of the project, and more
importantly, to keep them involved.
Who should attend this workshop ?
This workshop is appropriate for:
- business analysts,
- systems managers,
- project leaders,
- project managers,
- systems analysts
- planners, ...
The material is aimed at people who are experienced requirements engineers
and already have practical working knowledge of:
- business events,
- business use cases,
- product use cases,
- context models,
- stakeholder maps,
- requirements templates,
- functional requirements,
- non-functional requirements
- constraints, ...
The introductory workshop, "Mastering the Requirements Process", which we organise again on 16-18 October 2012, covers these foundation concepts.
All participants of this advanced workshop should have attended that foundation course.