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B.C. Holwick


Requirements Planning and Management includes determining the overall and detailed plan to be followed during the analysis phase of a project, monitoring and adjusting the plan over time, and ensuring the analysis deliverables are developed in a manner that balances “getting it done” with “getting it right”.

Course Outcomes:
Students of Advanced Strategies’ Requirements Management and Planning course will return to work with:

  1. An understanding of, and appreciation for, the unique challenges faced when planning and managing the business analysis phase of a project.
  2. An iterative framework for developing the requirments phase plan.
  3. An approach for monitoring and adjusting the plan over time as new information is learned.
  4. Tips and techniques for ensuring the plan is accurate, defensible, and well accepted.
  5. Techniques for using the plan to initiate the effort, guide the analysis, and transition to design.

Course Outline:
Intro. to Requirements Planning
  • Why Plan?
  • Desirable Characteristics of a Plan
  • Minimal Elements of a Complete Plan
  • How Much Planning is Enough?
  • Obstacles and Opportunities Unique to the Business Analysis Phase
  • Fundamental Uses of the Plan
Modeling the Approach
  • Path to a Solution
  • Phases of Analysis
  • Identifying Stakeholders
  • Determining Key Activities, Deliverables, and Handoffs
  • Drawing the Model
Completing the Plan
  • Sizing the Activities
  • Scheduling the Project
  • Exploring the Plan
  • Documenting Undertainties and Risks
  • Finalizing the Plan
  • Making it Defensible
Resources and Time
  • Securing Resources
  • Creating a Participation Matrix
  • Contingency Allocations in Plans
  • Establishing Momentum
  • Organizational Attention Span
  • Determining When Analysis is Done
Promotion and Uses
  • Building Understanding and Support
  • Presentation Versions and Gantt Charts
  • Baseline Plans
  • Working the Plan
Case Study
  • Examples and Exercises
  • Definition
  • Modeling and Sizing
  • Scheduling
  • Exploring
  • Presentation

Who Should Attend:
This course is targeted for Lead Business Analysts, Project Managers, and anyone else responsible for planning the approch to analysis.

Course Duration:
Two Days

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