Advanced Business Analysis: For IT and Software Development Projects

A practical guide to requirements elicitation, analysis, documentation, and validation

Description:

Recent studies indicate that only 32% of our projects can be considered successful, while 44% are challenged (i.e. grossly over the budget and/or late) and 24% are outright failures (i.e. cancelled by the customers before they are even completed). Further research shows that the lion’s share of this lack of success can be attributed to poor requirements elicitation, insufficient planning and inadequate project control.

This course will demonstrate to the participants how to perform these tasks properly and efficiently by teaching them skills, tools, techniques and economic principles that transcend various company structures, environments and project management philosophies.

Course Outline:

  • Requirements, Users, Customers
  • High Level Scope Elicitation on IT and Software Development Projects
  • Detailed Requirements Elicitation on IT and Software Development Projects
  • Documenting Requirements on IT and Software Development Projects
  • Final Product Design
  • Work Breakdown Structures
  • Customer Walkthroughs, Technical Inspections and Peer Reviews
  • Why Should You Manage Scope and Customer Expectations?


Target Audience:

  • Experienced requirements analysts in all industries
  • Experienced project managers
  • Individuals who have been recently promoted to the project management positions
  • Engineers, architects and the product managers who all had scope definition expertise for at least several centuries, but may benefit from 1) familiarizing themselves with the project management perspective on scope management and 2) learn some fresh new ideas from other fields, especially from software development
  • All developers, architects and testers who are essential to the success of any technology project
  • Technical people who have been recently promoted to the requirement analyst positions
  • Project managers who work on projects and frequently have to assume requirements analyst responsibilities
  • Managers and directors who want to better understand the challenges faces by requirements engineers and want to learn some universal skills
  • Business representatives (e.g. sales, marketing and finance people) who frequently have to work with technical teams
  • Professionals who frequently have to assume project management responsibilities


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What's included?

26 Videos
1 PDF
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Reviews:

The course increased my interest in the subject.

The course increased my interest in the subject.

by Jabar M.

Very informative!

I like the approach the instructor has. The lecture is very informative and very accessible for someone who is new to the Project Management.

by Asmer Bayramova

It is great to be learning from the expert!

It is great to be learning from the expert!

by Hossam Al-Wazzan

The course increased my interest in the subject.

The course increased my interest in the subject.

by Jabar M.

Very informative!

I like the approach the instructor has. The lecture is very informative and very accessible for someone who is new to the Project Management.

by Asmer Bayramova

It is great to be learning from the expert!

It is great to be learning from the expert!

by Hossam Al-Wazzan
Jamal Moustafaev
Jamal Moustafaev
Jamal Moustafaev, MBA, PMP | President & CEO | Thinktank Consulting, Inc.

About the instructor

An internationally acclaimed expert and speaker in the areas of project and portfolio management, scope definition, process improvement and corporate training. Jamal has done work for both private-sector companies and government organizations in Canada, US, Asia, Europe and Middle East. With more than 20 years of experience in management and troubled project recovery of large enterprise, IT and software development projects in banking, finance, retail, e-commerce, oil and gas, software and many other industries.