PRLog (Press Release) - Apr. 24, 2012 - Pierson Requirements Group has announced that they will be offering a new Agile Requirements Gathering and Iteration Planning course for business analyst professionals. The class is divided into four days and is available on-demand for companies who participate in Agile Projects.
As with other courses from Pierson Requirements Group, the Agile Requirements Gathering and Iteration Planning class combines hands-on exercises and live instruction to teach participants about the specific skill set needed for Agile Projects. While other interactive courses are half-days, this particular workshop is an intense four days that utilizes both the mornings and afternoons to explore the proper techniques for gathering requirements, developing iteration plans and defining the iteration detailed requirements.
More specifically, the Agile Requirements Gathering and Iteration Planning course starts off by discussing what these two components are – Agile and Iterative Development – and how they differ from other project styles such as the Waterfall or Hybrid methodologies. The benefits to using Agile are discussed as well as common mistakes that are seen with this methodology. By the end of the first day, participants will feel confident in the collaboration techniques for Agile Projects and be able to complete an Agile facilitation exercise.
The four-day course will continue to expand on Agile requirements, building on the knowledge learned from each previous lesson. Practical hands-on exercises will be given throughout the course to ensure that participants are grasping the information and becoming familiar with applying Agile principles. Students will build Use Case Diagrams and Context Diagrams to define the project scope. Techniques such as use case outlines and user stories are taught for requirements gathering. How to slice a Use Case into iterations and create backlogs is also taught. Techniques to perform Use Case realization are defined to teach the participants how to analyze a use case slice (sprint) to define its impact on the components of the system, understand them and make sure the pieces affected are ready for coding and developer testing.
Pierson Requirements Group is known for their in-depth and well thought out virtual courses designed for business analyst professionals. Their workshops are cost-effective solutions for businesses that want to provide formal training for employees without incurring the cost of travel and lodging. Pierson has trained thousands of professionals and can customize on-site corporate training to meet the needs of all companies.