||REQUIREMENTS PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
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”.
Students of Advanced Strategies’ Requirements Management and Planning course will return to work with:
- An understanding of, and appreciation for, the unique challenges faced when planning and managing the business analysis phase of a project.
- An iterative framework for developing the requirments phase plan.
- An approach for monitoring and adjusting the plan over time as new information is learned.
- Tips and techniques for ensuring the plan is accurate, defensible, and well accepted.
- Techniques for using the plan to initiate the effort, guide the analysis, and transition to design.
|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
- Examples and Exercises
- Modeling and Sizing
Who Should Attend:
This course is targeted for Lead Business Analysts, Project Managers, and anyone else responsible for planning the approch to analysis.
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