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Course Description

Project failures are often due to poor requirements gathering, analysis and planning. Traditional requirements documents may not contain complete and accurate requirements due to rapidly changing business environments. Agile requirements gathering, by moving detailed requirements closer to implementation, allows for rapid response to change. "Collaborating and Communicating Agile Requirements" will show you how to gather and manage these requirements.

Traditional requirements are documented in a requirements specification. Changes to the requirements are managed through a change process. This course will demonstrate alternative ways of documenting requirements and managing changes. These alternatives can allow for a less "heavy" process in projects that can benefit from quick changes in direction.

This two-day Agile requirements training course will give you hands-on experience with techniques for gathering Agile requirements. Explanatory lectures with demonstrations, combined with practice exercises will provide you with the experience needed to create requirements that meet business needs.

Course Outline

  1. Agile Overview
  2. Project Initiation
  3. Focus on the Customer
  4. User Stories
  5. Product Backlog
  6. Estimating and Planning
  7. Release Plan
  8. Iteration Plan and Execution
  9. Retrospective on Communicating Requirements

Learner Outcomes

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Master writing user stories
  • Appreciate how best known methods in traditional requirements processes can apply to Agile methods
  • Communicate requirements using agile techniques to bridge the customers' and developers' needs.
  • Identify stakeholders and user roles to ensure that all requirement viewpoints are elicited
  • Create and maintain a product backlog
  • Prioritize requirements so that the most important customer needs are delivered first
  • Formulate an iterative project plan with feedback cycles that keep the project on track
  • Estimate business value for requirements to track how a project contributes to the enterprise
  • Develop requirements in an iterative approach to capture the details at the appropriate time

Recommendations

Target Audience:

  • This course will be valuable to all those involved in developing technology solutions that meet business requirements and would like to do so using Agile methods. This course is perfect for:
    • Business Customer or Partner 
    • Product Manager or Customer Representative 
    • Business or Systems Analyst 
    • Architect or Developer 
    • QA Tester or QA Engineer 
    • Project Manager or Team Leader 
    • IT Manager/Director

Accrediting Associations

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) 14.0 PDU

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Type
Classroom: Instructor Led
Days
T, W
Time
8:30AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Oct 22, 2019 to Oct 23, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
14.0
Location
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $995.00
Section Notes

Parking, lunch and refreshments are provided.

Enrollment Deadline is Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 5 PM.  Beyond this date, please call 314-935-4444 to register.

CANCELLATION POLICY

A full refund will be given when a registrant cancels more than five business days prior to the start of the class.  Cancellations received within 5 business days of the start of the class and no-shows will be billed in full.  Another person may be substituted at any time at no additional charge. 

Type
Classroom: Instructor Led
Days
T, Th
Time
8:30AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Apr 28, 2020 to Apr 30, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
14.0
Location
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $995.00
Section Notes

Parking and refreshments are provided.

Enrollment Deadline is Friday, April 17, 2020 at 5 PM.  Beyond this date, please call 314-935-4444 to register.

CANCELLATION POLICY

A full refund will be given when a registrant cancels more than five (5) business days prior to the start of the class.  Cancellations received within 5 business days of the start of the class and no-shows will be billed in full.  Another person may be substituted at any time at no additional charge. 

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