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Effective Agile Requirements Gathering

( Duration: 3 Days )

Effective Agile Requirements Gathering training course focuses on how to effectively and efficiently gather user requirements using creative visual modeling and powerful engaging techniques. You will learn to differentiate the levels of requirements, design a simple 4 step process for gathering the right requirements at the right time. You will learn by practicing on how to use fun facilitation activities to gather the “breadth” of user requirements up front and catch the usually ‘missing’ ones. Also learn to break down big requirements into small manageable ones and to dive into the details later. You will learn the creative business value points method for prioritizing requirements and how to take dependency into consideration. Also also learn about business rules, acceptance tests, process modeling and UI prototyping.

By attending Effective Agile Requirements Gathering workshop, delegates will learn:

  • How to address requirements challenges
  • Stakeholder analysis and establishing your ownership
  • Understanding the 4 levels of requirements
  • 4 step process for gathering requirements
  • Defining the Product Vision
  • Defining the customer’s “Conditions of Satisfaction”
  • Facilitation and Elicitation techniques for Requirements Gathering
  • High Level Use Case Diagrams
  • Brainstorming and consolidating features
  • The art of breaking down epics into small chunks
  • The Non-Functional/Technical Requirements
  • Using Business Value Points and Dependency for prioritization
  • Identifying and mitigating Risk
  • User Acceptance Tests
  • Effective Process Modeling
  • UI Prototyping
  • How to manage the inevitable CHANGE!

Business Analysts, Project Managers, Product/Business Owners, Team Leaders and Consultants responsible for gathering requirements.



Planning for Requirements Gathering

  • BA Skills Needed
  • Who is the Business Lead?
  • The Engaged Decision Maker
  • Business Lead Proxies and Vacant Leads
  • Understanding the Problem Domain
  • Questions to Ask
  • Emergent Requirements
  • Designing your Requirements Gathering Approach
  • Elicitation Techniques
  • Requirements Gathering Process Design Cheat Sheet
  • Our Sample Projects
  • Designing your Approach

Requirements Visioning

  • Visioning
  • Your Vision Statement
  • Defining the Project Objectives
  • Defining Conditions of Satisfaction
  • Sample Conditions of Satisfaction I
  • Sample Conditions of Satisfaction II
  • Create a Vision, Objectives and COS
    • Identifying Features/Features
    • High Level Use Case Diagrams
    • Sample Use Case Diagram
  • Create a Use Case Diagram
    • Visioning II
    • Process Modeling
    • Sample Business Process Diagrams
    • User Interface Flow
    • UI Sitemap – Sample
    • The Feature List
    • Feature List High Level
    • Visioning Summary
  • Process Modeling & UI Flows
  • Create your High Level Feature List
    • Roadmap Prioritization
    • Levels of Prioritization
    • Product Roadmap
    • Prioritization Factors
    • Product Prioritization using Value Buckets
  • Business Value Buckets Prioritization
    • Requirements Breakdown I
    • Feature Writing Workshops
    • Writing Good Requirements
    • Attributes of a Small Feature
  • Brainstorming Features
    • Requirements Breakdown II
    • Breaking Down the EPICS
    • Sample Compound Features
    • Sample Complex Features
    • Real World Methods for Feature Break Down
    • Process Based Breakdown
    • CRUD – Function Based Breakdown
    • Business Rule Breakdown
    • User or Platform Based Breakdown
  • Breaking Down the EPICs
    • Non-Functional Requirements
    • Non Functional/Foundational Features
    • Sample Foundation Features
    • Proof of Concept Requirements
    • Release Prioritization
    • Dependency Prioritization
    • Dependency Chart Example

Requirements Deep-Dive

  • Release Prioritization
    • Feature Deep-Dive (Detailed Requirements)
    • Where are the Feature Details?
    • Identifying Acceptance Tests
    • Categories of Tests
    • Sample Acceptance Test Cases
    • Business Rules
    • Sample UI Prototypes
    • Sample UI Prototype
    • The ‘Traceability’ Question
  • Creating Acceptance Tests, Business Rules and UI Prototypes
  • The Retrospective

Requirements Testing and Change Management

  • Principles for Successful Testing
  • The Role of the Tester
  • Sample Test Results
  • How to Manage the Inevitable CHANGE!
  • Top Tips to Managing Requirements Change
  • Sample Change Management Tracking Notes
  • Resources

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