Congratulations, Roxanne!

After delivering training for over 25 years, Roxanne has decided to retire from the delivery on live training courses. She will continue consulting.

A message from Roxanne:
It amazes me that, in reality, often the person who teaches learns more than those who are taught. While training on software requirement practices, I have benefited from the experiences, questions, and knowledge of thousands of students, and I thank you all. Moreover, I appreciate my clients for whom I strived to find better ways of doing things to make each individual requirements producer, supplier or receiver, and his or her organization more successful. My techniques have been sharpened through shared work experiences. It has been my privilege to collaborate with each and every one of you. I wish you continued success in your own quest for “good requirements.”


[RETIRED COURSE] Route to Good Requirements


Course Information:

This industry-endorsed, 2-day intensive, activity-based business analyst course provides the structure and techniques necessary for the “Requirements Producer” to competently elicit and represent quality requirements across any development approach (waterfall, iterative, or agile). This course combines lectures and discussions with small-group and individual practice exercises, to help you better understand how to elicit requirements and develop business requirements documents to have more successful projects.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
  • Understand the activities in the 5-stage Requirements Process
  • Learn how to recognize, classify and write requirements: business, user, functional, and nonfunctional
  • Learn how to identify and involve the right stakeholders
  • Model requirements scope and write requirement statements using standard formats to promote clarity and consistency of interpretation
  • Practice techniques so that participants are confident in applying techniques immediately following training
  • Ask the right questions and identify the success criteria for requirements-gathering interviews

14 CDU Hours


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[RETIRED COURSE] Requirements Workshops That Work


Course Information:

This interactive, 1-day business analytics course is designed to help students turn ordinary requirements-gathering meetings into productive requirements workshops. No time allotted in the project plan to run a workshop? Well-facilitated workshops are known to reduce requirements-gathering time by as much as 40 percent. This course will not produce certified facilitators (as it usually takes focused training and years of experience to master the skills of a Facilitator). Rather, this fast-paced course equips the students with tools, templates, worksheets, examples, and numerous tips for conducting effective requirements workshops. Students will apply practical techniques during hands-on exercises to enforce learning. The goal is for each student to carry away a repeatable framework for planning and conducting a basic workshop.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
  • Understand the benefits of a requirements workshop
  • Obtain knowledge of how to prepare for a requirements workshop
  • Gather tips for conducting a workshop
  • Learn techniques for managing the participants in a requirements workshop
  • Apply concepts for workshop creation through hands-on exercises
  • Network with other requirements professionals

7 CDU Hours


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[RETIRED COURSE] Adapting Requirements Practices to Agile Projects


Course Information:

This instructor-led, interactive workshop provides an introduction to agile requirements practices. It is designed to help business analysis and requirements practitioners transition to agile development. We will discuss the business analysis role in traditional development, as well as how business analysis skills can contribute effectively on agile development projects. Hands-on exercises engage the attendees in exploring agile business analysis techniques with an emphasis on writing good user stories.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
  • Transition requirements practices for agile projects
  • Understand the evolution of software development processes from predictive to iterative to adaptive (agile)
  • Distinguish traditional and agile development approaches and characteristics
  • Understand 7 principles of agile business analysis
  • Understand how business analysis practitioners contribute on agile projects
  • Identify agile business analysis techniques to emphasize customer value
  • Describe user needs with user stories
  • Apply patterns for splitting user stories

7 CDU Hours


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