Business Analysis: Developing Requirements
What you'll learn
- Develop a plan for gathering requirements effectively
- Interview stakeholders to understand their pain points and needs
- Observe colleagues and customers to understand how they really do their work
- Facilitate group interviewing, brainstorming, surveys, and other requirement-gathering methods
- Frame requirements input into a cohesive set of actual requirements
- This is an intermediate-level course. The material in this course is dependent on the student having taken "Fundamentals of Business Analysis" (search for it on Udemy) or an equivalent course
Developing Requirements aims to help you advance your business analysis career by giving you the skills needed to elicit the best requirements.
Get to the Next Step as a Business Analyst by Mastering Requirements Elicitation
- Learn how to start your project on the right foot by planning an effective analysis phase
- Learn how to uncover requirements that stakeholders don't volunteer (or might not even be aware of)
- Learn how to effectively interview and observe your stakeholders
- Learn the basics of Joint Requirements Planning (JRP) sessions to accelerate the pace of requirements development
- Learn how to develop requirements that accurately match the needs of your organization, so you can find the best solutions
Business analysis is easy, right? You just ask your stakeholders what they want and write down their responses... No! Experienced Business Analysts know that real requirements development is a challenging endeavor, requiring a number of interviewing, observation, group facilitation, and documentation skills.
In this course, we'll step through how to plan effective requirements development phases for your project, cover the skills you need to run them effectively, and set you up for success in developing solutions to your organization's problems.
In this course, we'll cover:
How to plan your project's analysis phase. Determine where your requirements input should come from. Learn how best to gather requirements from those sources. Choose the best form of plan for your project.
How to gather requirements. Learn how to interview and observe stakeholders. Run effective brainstorming and group interview sessions. Learn the basics of JRP Session facilitation. Run surveys and focus groups. Gather requirements from documents and systems.
How to document requirements. Learn how to organize and categorize your notes into tangible requirements input. Streamline it to avoid duplication and bad requirements. Frame it all into a coherent document.
Throughout the course, you'll also see how the course material works in the real world through a series of scenarios.
Who this course is for:
- Novice to intermediate Business Analysts who want to improve their "soft" skills
- Developers and quality professionals seeking to learn the analysis field
- Experienced BAs seeking a refresher on requirements development methods
Don Hussey serves as Managing Director with NorwalkAberdeen.
Prior to founding NorwalkAberdeen, Mr. Hussey was Senior Vice President of Global Internet Strategy for a global financial institution. In this role, he drove online strategy for the private bank, oversaw all business analysis and project management for the bank’s online channel, and overhauled the way these functions were run.
Before this role, Mr. Hussey was a star Project Manager/Business Analyst with a major investment bank. There, he managed the delivery of numerous critical projects and participated on teams that re-engineered the project oversight process and introduced user-focused development disciplines.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Hussey held various roles in sales and sales management, client service, operations, and technology.