BCS Requirements Engineering

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Duration: 3 Days
Accredited: Yes
Exams: Included
Funding: Accepted
Type: Classroom, Onsite, Virtual
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Course Information

Course Overview

On our BCS Requirements Engineering course our delegates learn to apply a range of techniques for revealing, analysing and documenting requirements and gain an industry-recognised certification so they can build skills and confidence to solve business problems and enable effective change. After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Act as an effective member of a team involved in eliciting and recording user requirements for an information system.
  • Recognise the nature of the requirements and the knowledge type to which they belong.
  • Be familiar with a range of elicitation techniques and know-how to apply them effectively.
  • Record and prioritise requirements, and be able to recognise and help resolve conflicting requirements.
  • Link project objectives/requirements to the business case.
  • Find out the common problems that occur with IT projects and how the requirements engineering framework can help address these issues.

Outline

Requirements Engineering

The role of the analyst

  • The role and competencies of an analyst.
  • Developing analyst competencies.

The requirements engineering process

  • The importance of requirements engineering.
  • A framework for requirements engineering
  • Characteristics of requirements engineering.

Actors and viewpoints

  • Stakeholders in business analysis projects.
  • Roles and responsibilities in the requirements engineering process.
  • Context diagrams and stakeholders.

Project initiation

  • The importance of the project initiation stage.
  • The project initiation document.

Facilitated workshops

  • The use of workshops to elicit, analyse and negotiate requirements.
  • Structure of a facilitated workshop.
  • Workshop rules.
  • Facilitation skills.
  • Stimulating creative thinking.

Fact-finding interviewing

  • Structure of a fact-finding interview.
  • Questioning techniques.
  • Documenting interviews.

Documenting requirements

  • General business requirements.
  • Functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Technical requirements.
  • The requirements catalogue.
  • Interpreting class diagrams.
  • Scoping systems and documenting requirements with use cases.

Other requirements elicitation techniques

  • Observation and ethnographic studies.
  • Activity sampling.
  • Document and data source analysis.
  • Questionnaires.
  • Choosing the appropriate technique/s.

Analysing Requirements

  • Examining the requirements catalogue.
  • Prioritising requirements (MoSCow).
  • Checking for ambiguity and lack of clarity.
  • Testability of requirements.

Scenarios and prototyping

  • The use of scenarios to explore requirements.
  • Use case descriptions as a method of documenting scenarios.
  • The use of prototyping to explore requirements.
  • Types of prototyping (throwaway, evolutionary, etc.)
  • The dangers and difficulties of prototyping; managing prototyping exercises.

Requirements Management

  • Change and version control of requirements.
  • Requirements traceability.
  • The use of CASE tools in requirements engineering.

Validating requirements

  • Validation techniques.
  • Quality control in requirements engineering.

Requirements and systems development

  • Development life-cycles.
  • The link between requirements and systems development.
  • Post-implementation review.

Assessment

Requirements Engineering

  • Exam time: 60 minutes
  • Multiple-choice style: 40 questions
  • Pass mark: (26/40) 65% or more
  • Closed-book exam (i.e. no reference materials are allowed during the exam

What's Included

  • 3-days training and exam preparation from NILC’s accredited Business Analysis trainer
  • Course notes, presentation slides, diagrams and sample examination papers
  • BCS Business Analysis book
  • Business Analysis Practice examination
  • 1 year BCS Associate Membership from the Chartered Institute for IT – terms and conditions apply
  • Official certification (upon successful completion of the examination)

Dates & Prices

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Virtual

Our virtual courses allow you to access live instructor-led training from the same expert instructors that deliver our classroom courses, without leaving the comfort of your home or office. All virtual courses are fully interactive, and learners can communicate with their trainer and peers at any time.

Many of our virtual courses are also recorded, so you can recap over the content you learnt as many time as you wish.

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Our classroom courses allow you to learn and interact face-to-face with our expert instructors in a comfortable and modern training environment. All of our classroom based courses take place at NILC centers, or high quality training facilities, and include all required IT and physical equipment.

We also limit our class sizes to help promote better discussions and to ensure your learning experience is comfortable as possible.

Onsite

Save time and hassle by arranging for one of our expert instructors to come to you. Our onsite courses allow you to learn in a location of your choosing, and you can train as many or as few people as you want – from a single person or team to whole departments. We can also fully customize the course content to the specific requirements of your business or project.

We offer onsite courses throughout the UK and it can be a great team building opportunity for colleagues to come together, bond and discuss.

Online

Our Online Self Paced courses allow you to learn new skills from our expert instructors, in your own time and at your own pace. Our flexible online learning platform allows you to access content on your computer, tablet or mobile device, whether you’re on the move or at home. All our online courses come with immediate access and you can start learning straight away, from any internet enabled compatible device.

We also offer online email support from our expert instructors, so they’re always on hand and happy to help you with any questions which may arise.

Why choose NILC for your training?

Learn why we should be your training provider of choice.

Awarding Winning Training Courses with industry leading customer satisfaction rates

A family business with customer service at the heart of everything we do

Trusted Training Partner to multiple colleges, government departments, businesses and unions

UK based Trainers that are industry experts and fully qualified

Rated "Excellent" with over 500+ Trustpilot Reviews

Testimonials

“Highly Recommended”

A complex course subject was delivered clearly and with great passion and enthusiasm by our tutor. Subjects were explained in clear, real-life examples. Without doubt, I'm sure my successful result is in large part due to his experience and skill in this area.

- Neil Wilson

“Fantastic Course Thank You”

Fantastic course. Amazing from start to finish. Julie was absolutely outstanding. She was professional and has given me the knowledge and confidence to continue my studies. I cant thank Karim and team enough.

- Jodie Gee

“Great Tuition"

Great tuition. Felt really comfortable to ask questions and the course was engaging. Tony and Karim were brilliant.

- Amy Jones

“Great Instructor”

Great instructor. Well delivered and knows the subject inside and out. Friendly and provides a warm atmosphere conducive for feeling relaxed. A lot of context to cover in a short time.

- David Schofield

“Five Star Quality Course”

I received all the resources in advance which helped me prep for the course. The tutor was engaging and explained complex topics really well. The exam coaching was a unique selling point for me as it got me prepared for the exams so that nerves were less of a factor. Great communication throughout, thank you Tony and the whole team.

- Kim Darkin

Business Analysis FAQ's

Are your Business Analysis course accredited?

Yes, after passing an exam you will receive an industry-recognised certification issued directly by the British Computer Society, the accreditation body.

Do I need to prepare for the course?

We recommend you do some pre-reading as this will help you to get the most out of the course. As soon as you book you will get access to our online learning so you can start preparing for the course. You will also receive the BCS business analysis book for free when you book your first BCS course with us.

When will I receive the training material?

As soon as you book and pay for the course we will give you access the pre-reading and training material. If you attend a virtual course we will also provide recordings of the virtual course you attended.

How is the virtual course taught?

The course is taught remotely via Zoom. For in-house or bespoke course we can also run the courses remotely using Microsoft Teams. Our virtual courses are highly interactive and are run by a highly skilled trainer with real-world business analyst experience using Zoom and Miro virtual boards.

What happens if I fail an exam?

If a candidate fails an exam, a resit fee is to be paid, and our trainers will give a free feedback and recap session.

How challenging is the exam and how many times can I retake it?

The exam assumes you have no experience, so if you have experience it will be less challenging however we’ve seen high pass rates over the last year. If you don’t pass the exam then you’re able to retake it straight away. You can retake the exam as many times as you need to, and we’re always here to offer extra support to anyone that needs it. We pride ourselves on our high pass rate, and for whatever the reason you didn’t pass, we’ll make sure that you do the second time! The best way to ensure you pass is to follow our trainers advice and ask as many questions in class. Unlike other providers we keep our courses small in size so there is plenty of time for clarifications and to understand the theory.

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