July 24, 2012 - PRLog -- Pierson Requirements Group has announced a new session for their Business Requirements Gathering and Writing Seminar offered to employees in the business analyst field. The seminar will be held August 22-24 and delivered in three, half-day sessions. Students will learn how to gather requirements and write the various levels of requirements effectively.
Pierson Requirements Group is known for high-quality, hands-on training courses for aspiring business analysts. The business requirements gathering seminar is another example of how valuable requirements training is when adapting to the best practices for writing requirements. Understanding the different levels of requirements is necessary for project scope definition and IT projects, and being familiar with the industry standards is what allows business requirements gathering and writing to be most effective.
The objectives of the course include defining the best practices and standards for writing functional and non-functional requirements, writing and critiquing detailed requirements using industry standards and completing practical exercises that use UML diagrams and use cases. To elaborate on the hands-on portion of the workshop, students will receive guidelines, checklists and printable pdf files to use as references. These guidelines will be used to critique written requirements and ensure that students grasp the most effective communication techniques for gathering techniques.
The business requirements gathering workshop includes three sessions that run from 1pm-5pm. Each session has a balance of interactive discussions led by the instructor and hands-on exercises that include storyboarding, interviews and kit reviews. Students will spend the first session interviewing and practicing active listening skills, writing project scope statements and creating use case diagrams. Moving into the second session, students will create a “to be” business process flow and identify and write quality requirements.
The business requirements gathering course ends with writing detailed use cases, creating activity diagrams with swimlanes and storyboarding mockups. Students will receive a Seminar Handbook with sample templates, guidelines and checklists. PDUs, CDUs and Certificates of successful completion are available as well. Cost is $750.00 per participant, and group discounts are available. To provide the highest-quality training possible, class size is limited to ten students and can be scheduled on request.
More business sectors are utilizing virtual business requirements gathering courses for employees such as business managers, project managers, technical leads and developers. With no cost to the company for travel and lodging and group discounts available, web-based training programs provide effective training and meaningful discussions without posing unfair prices to companies. Furthermore, Pierson provides a customized approach that aligns business goals with the goals of the training workshop.