Foundational BA Requirements Training

PDUs

CEUs

2.1

LEVEL

Intermediate

LENGTH

3 Days

PMI Member Early Registration

$2025

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$2155

Non-Member Early Registration

$2195

Non-Member

$2295

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Seminar Description

By attending this 3 day course, participants will build confidence and the skills needed to identify problems and objectives, visually model requirements, manage requirements, prepare for elicitation sessions, conduct interviews, deal with difficult stakeholders, and apply models during the elicitation process using a combination of lectures, group activities and individual activities designed to provide an opportunity to learn, explore and test in a “safe” environment.
 
Requirements Core Concepts Day 1: This day is the perfect introduction for anyone looking to hone their team’s skills and knowledge around gathering requirements. This course also helps experienced business analysis teams level-set across an organization on requirements terminology and concepts. This course emphasizes the importance in understanding business objectives to manage scope. This course will teach the students to recognize different types of requirements and get an introduction to techniques for elicitation, scope management, models and requirements review.
 
Requirements Visualization Day 2: This day provides intermediate and advanced business analysts, project managers, and product managers an incredibly powerful addition to their skill set through requirements visualization. As an extension of Requirements 101, it dives deeper into requirements models and when to use them. Understanding how to select models provides you with the ability to communicate with any audience – customers, developers, product managers, and senior management.
 
Elicitation & Facilitation Day 3: This day provides intermediate and advanced business analysts, project managers, and product managers a set of elicitation and facilitation skills fundamental to their roles. The course teaches you where to start with requirements elicitation on a project, including how to build an elicitation plan and individual agendas for elicitation sessions. The course builds confidence and the skills you need to prepare for sessions, to conduct interviews, to apply models during the elicitation process, and to take effective notes.
 

What You Will Learn

By the end of Requirements Core Concepts (Day 1), students should: 
  • Understand the value of requirements (models) 
  • Understand various elicitation techniques 
  • Create clear requirements using the attributes of a good requirement and requirements set 
  • Analyze requirements for gaps using requirements models
  • Apply techniques for managing requirements
  • Understand how to measure the quality of requirements
 
By the end of Requirements Visualization (Day 2), students should:
  • Create requirements models to organize complex information rather than using only thousands of "system shall" statements
  • Understand 15 different types of Requirements Modeling Language (RML®) models, including Process Flows, Ecosystem Maps, Report Tables, Business Data Diagrams, and Feature Trees
  • Analyze and select the right model for the appropriate audience and situation
  • Understand how the proper use of models allows you to ensure the completeness of your requirements
  • Understand different types of models and how they relate to each other
  • Apply learned concepts to use models together and create a complete understanding of the system
  • Integrate models with any development methodology-from waterfall to agile
 
By the end of Elicitation & Facilitation (Day 3), students should:
  • Apply various techniques to elicit requirements 
  • Understand how to plan elicitation on a new project
  • Identify the right audience for elicitation sessions
  • Execute a tailored elicitation session for a particular audience
  • Create and execute facilitated sessions
  • Understand what tools to use within a facilitated session
  • Analyze and understand what to do with elicitation results

 

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PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.

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  •  
  • Technical
  • Leadership
  • Strategic
  • Total
  • PMP®/PgMP®
  • 21.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 21.00
  • PMI-ACP®
  • 5.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 5.00
  • PMI-SP®
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • PMI-RMP®
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • PfMP®
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • PMI-PBA®
  • 21.00
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 21.00
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  • Talent Triangle Blue
  • Talent Triangle Green
  • Talent Triangle Purple
  • Complete Talent Triangle

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Event Instructors

Instructor

Joy Beatty
PMI-PBA
Locations: Chicago

Joy Beatty is a Vice President at Seilevel, a professional services company whose mission is to define software that customers love to use. The Seilevel team provides business analyst and product management services for F1000 companies across the US. They also help customers who want to modify their approach to software requirements to be more effective, so IT projects deliver their intended business value. Joy has provided training to thousands of business analysts and is PMI-PBA® and CBAP® certified.
 
Joy is actively involved as a leader in the requirements community. She was a co-author of PMI’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, is a contributing author to PMI’s new business analysis standard,  and a core team for the IIBA’s Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) version 3. Joy graduated from Purdue University with Bachelors of Science degrees in both Computer Science and Mathematics. She co-authored Visual Models for Software Requirements, with Anthony Chen from Seilevel, and Software Requirements, 3rd Edition with the famed Karl Wiegers.

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