BA111 Getting the Requirements Right

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Course Description

Requirements serve as the foundation for business analysis.  It provides guidance to the business solution possibilities; so getting the requirements right is critical.  This course shows how to bring out requirements from the stakeholders, even when they might not fully understand their own needs. 

Several techniques are explored that help the participant address a variety of stakeholder scenarios, ranging from individual interviews to conducting focus groups with several stakeholders to conducting surveys to get feedback from a large population of stakeholders.

Once requirements are gathered, it is important that they are communicated back to the stakeholders in a way that clarifies understanding and agreement, and that the requirements are managed so as when change occurs the important messages are not blurred.  Participants in this course learn how to identify which sets of requirements are relevant to which stakeholder groups and how to present those requirements in an appropriate format for that audience.  The participants learn how to trace requirements and keep them maintained and reusable, as well as manage stakeholder requests for change and link requirements to business goals and objectives.


Questions about this course? Please contact CEPE at or 503.719.7655


Applies Towards the Following Certificates


  BA111 - 014 Getting the Requirements Right      
  2016-2017 - Spring 2017   Status:  Available
Class Schedule: 2 Sessions
Contact Hours: 15.0
Course Fee(s):
Course Fee non-credit    $529.00
Potential Discount(s):
Referral Discount
  1.50 CEUs
Location:   Center for Executive and Professional Education
In-class:   Wed 8:00AM - 4:30PM
5 Apr 2017 to 12 Apr 2017
Building: Crown Plaza Building
Room: Sauvie (100B1)
Delivery Options:  In Class
Instructors: Chris Dennis
  Section Notes:  

Class dates are April 5 & 12, 2017, 8 am - 4:30 pm.

The deadline to drop or transfer is at midnight five days before the class start. 
Many courses have wait lists, so this gives us time to fill any vacancies. Thank you!