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Gathering Business Requirements
This two day course was redesigned in 2015 (November 8 and 9, 2016) especially for UW-Madison to help those involved in or responsible for gathering requirements for the multitude of current campus projects/initiatives. This course is sponsored and funded by the University of Wisconsin-Madison - CIO Office and is being offered at no charge to the campus community in recognition of the importance of this work.
Note: When you click on either date of the course and then click on "Register" you will automatically be registered for both days of this course.
Day One - Foundation Topics:
The effects poorly identified requirements have on project success
How requirements are used on both Agile projects and phase based or waterfall projects
Identifying sponsor requirements through constraints analysis
Visual tools for requirements gathering including process maps, data flow diagrams, and decomposition diagrams
Stakeholder identification and prioritization tools
Developing questions for one-on-one and focus group interviews
Leading structured interviews to unearth requirements using a step ladder interview approach
Organizing and categorizing the results of interview sessions in a way that helps create successful project outcomes
Affinity diagramming and user story mapping as tools to organize requirements feedback
Day Two - Advanced Topics:
Prioritization of requirements using the Kano model and MoSCoW technique
Prioritizing requirements using decision matrices
Techniques for weighting forced ranking
Using a modified Quality Function Deployment technique for requirements
prioritization and traceability
Dealing with project conflict using the Crucial Conversations model
Understanding and managing your Style under Stress
Strategies to create buy-in for your project solutions
Course Instructor - Scott Converse:
Scott Converse is the Director of Project Management and Process Improvement programs for the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Business.
Course Registration is limited to 42 participants.
George Watson, Office of Quality Improvement
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