| Solutions Training Group | 2-DAY SESSION | PMI = 14 PDU | CPE = 12 Hrs
Collaborating & Communicating Agile Requirements
Eliciting Effective Requirements for Your Agile Project!
Date(s): April 26 - 27, 2012
am - 5:00 pm each day
Location One Highland Center, 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd., Suite 403, Austin, TX
Cost: $1,395, Group Discount (3+) $1195 per seat
Government discount - $976.50
In just two days, learn how 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
Gathering Requirements for an Agile Project
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 & Communicating Agile Requirements" will show you how to gather and manage these requirements.
Organizing and Managing 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.
Discover Real-World Techniques
This two-day 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.
In-Class Group Exercises:
In-class exercises help you identify and examine firsthand problems that you may experience. With our demonstrations and case studies, you will discuss ways you can handle problems up front and how you can make improvements, throughout the phases of requirements development.
- Establish a project charter, define roles for the project team and determine appropriate communication
- Define customer roles and personas
- Document requirements with user stories
- Create and maintain a product backlog
- Determine customer value and priority for each user story
- Participate in engaging and innovative estimating techniques
- Communicate a release plan for a product
- Document requirement details with use cases
- Plan and execute an iteration cycle
- Learn how to continuously improve requirements collaboration
20 Immediate Benefits of Participating in this Workshop
- Learn how to adapt quickly and positively to rapidly changing business needs and priorities
- Learn how to collaborate on requirements for a project
- Learn how customer satisfaction increases with more frequent customer-developer feedback
- Align development to business needs to provide business value quickly
- Learn the benefits of using Agile methods to communicate requirements
- Understand the five levels of planning in Agile
- Use agile requirements as an effective basis for planning and testing
- Learn more effective methods for accurate estimating while elaborating requirements
- Understand the characteristics of a well-written agile requirement
- Understand how to plan frequent releases so that customers can recognize benefit quickly
- Minimize risks of ineffective solutions by obtaining frequent feedback
- Shorten project schedules by prioritizing requirements to get the most important needs met first
- Keep business requirements focused on the customer
- Model user roles to capture the needs of specific users
- Identify gaps not usually found or corrected in requirements gathering
- Reduce requirements inventory in process
- Define the right requirements at the right time
- Know what to do when new technologies render features of your project obsolete
- Learn how to determine an iteration plan
- Get earlier validation of requirements against a working system to keep a project moving in the right direction
PMI: 14 PDU
Type of class:
Project Management, Management
Approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
This class meets 14 PDUs for full completion. ASPE is an approved Registered
Education Provider (R.E.P.) as outlined by the Project Management
PMI, PMP, PMBOK, and the PMI R.E.P. logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
TX Board of Public
Accountancy Sponsor Number: 009988
Cancellation Date: April 12, 2012
Substitution & Cancellation Policy:
Student substitutions may be made at any time prior to the start of class. Cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the start date of class will be subject to a $100 administrative fee. You may cancel your reservation by providing Solutions Training Group/ASPE with written notice via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If a cancellation/transfer request is received in writing, less than 10 business days prior to the class start date, payment will still be due, no refunds will be issued and you will be charged a $200 cancellation fee. You will be allowed to apply your paid course tuition to the same course within 1 year from the original course start date. Only one reenrollment opportunity is allowed per person. Failure to attend the course without written notification via fax or email prior to the start of the course will be considered a "no show" and will result in forfeiture of the full course price. If Solutions Training Group ASPE is forced to cancel a course for any reason, liability is limited to the registration fee only.
Location: ONE HIGHLAND CENTER, 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd., suite 403, Austin, TX
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