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BCS Requirements Engineering

PintaEd BCS Requirements Engineering course

Why this course?

  • As testers, some of us are called QA Engineers. In fact, all testers practise engineering. We analyse, design and synthesise tests.
  • The tests are derived from requirements (incl user stories). These requirements form part of the output of systems analysis.
  • The whole team will rely on those requirements to lead the way.
  • This course aims to provide testers with the confidence and know-how to influence the direction of travel.
  • This way we play our part, in the collective responsibility back to the business and the end users.

BCS Requirements Engineering 13th June 2022

Team Rate

Max. discount at 3 + delegates Rate/Person (£)
1 1,125.00
2 1,075.00
3 1,025.00

This is a 3 day course. The price shown includes the exam fee, but excludes VAT.

Requirements Engineering is an essential business analysis skill. Being able to pinpoint your consumers’ expectations for a newly introduced or modified existing product is key to the success of the completed solution. For testers this knowledge will help to steer the design of your validation tests.

Based around a Requirements Engineering framework, this course will teach you a range of techniques for elicitation, analysis, documentation and managing requirements. All with the help of a detailed case study that allows you to practice applying the techniques you learn. Some of the key areas we’ll look at include requirements categorisation, prioritisation and documentation, traceability and management of changes to requirements, and use case modelling and stories. For testers, this will help with the design of the verification tests, up front as taught in the CTFL course.

Requirements Engineering (a three-day course)

Course Content

Rationale for requirements engineering

  • Definition of a ‘requirement’ and requirements hierarchies
  • Knowledge types
  • Requirements engineering framework: linear and Agile development

The role of the analyst

  • Stakeholders in requirements engineering
  • Roles and responsibilities

Requirements planning and management

  • Planning for requirements engineering
  • The business context and business case:  linear and Agile development
  •  Project initiation

Requirements elicitation

  • Interviews: preparing and conducting
  • Workshop: planning and facilitating; roles and responsibilities
  • Techniques to elicit information and document workshop results

Requirements elicitation – supplementary techniques

  • Observation and focus groups
  • Quantitative elicitation techniques: including surveys and document analysis
  • Scenario analysis
  • Throwaway versus evolutionary prototyping: rationale and risks
  • Suitability of elicitation techniques

Requirements analysis 

  • Organising requirements
  • Ordering and refining a backlog for Agile development
  • Assessing feasibility and aligning requirements with business goals
  • Prioritising requirements using MOSCOW
  • Checking requirements against quality criteria
  • Requirements testability and defining acceptance criteria
  • Identifying and resolving requirements conflicts

Documenting requirements

  • Types and hierarchy of requirements
  • Documentation formats: user stories, use cases and requirements catalogue
  • Applicability to linear and Agile development

Modelling requirements

  • Context diagrams
  • Modelling functions: use case diagrams for scope definition/re-definition
  • Modelling data: class models
  • Cross-checking use cases against class models

Requirements validation

  • Stakeholder responsibilities in requirements validation
  • Requirements validation in linear and Agile development

Requirements management

  • Requirements management in Agile development
    • Change through collaboration and iteration
  • Requirements management in linear development
    • Version and change control
  • Requirements traceability
  • Requirements engineering support tools
  • Requirements re-use and patterns

Delivering the requirements

  • Approaches to solution delivery
  • Linear and iterative development approaches
  • Post deployment and benefits confirmation.

Dates & Downloads

Course Start Date
13-06-2022 (GMT)
Course End Date
15-06-2022 (GMT)
Individual Price

This date is now fully booked. The ISTQB® Foundation course is a highly sought-after qualification, so we run them twice monthly - next dates below.


Why train with us?

  • The AssistKD trainers work as consultants and are active members of professional bodies such as the BCS and IIBA.
  • They contribute to industry publications and write books that add significantly to the body of knowledge for their profession.
  • AssistKD has stayed true to its original principles of delivering high quality, practical training in business and systems improvement techniques and approaches.
  • This has meant that the portfolio of courses offered are in subjects where AssistKD trainers can draw on their extensive knowledge and experience.