BCS Certificate in Requirement Engineering

  • Elicit and manage business requirements effectively

  • Understand analysts's role in the requirement process

  • Understand stakeholder views

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BCS Certificate in Requirement Engineering

Course Overview

The BCS Certificate in Requirement Engineering course provides delegates a thorough knowledge of what is and is not a requirement and how to link project objectives and requirements to the business case. The course familiarises you with a range of elicitation techniques and how to apply them effectively. It is globally renowned qualification and accepted by many leading organisations worldwide. 


The delegates need to pass the written BCS Certificate in Requirement Engineering exam. It will be open book and based on real business scenarios. The duration of exam is one hour.  The exam test the knowledge of the delegates in the following areas:

  • Requirement Engineering framework
  • Hierarchy of requirements
  • Requirement documentation
  • Requirement management
  • Requirement Elicitation
  • Use of models in requirement engineering

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Requirement Engineering
    • Requirements Engineering – A Framework
      • Requirements Engineering – Rationale and the problems
      • Defining Requirements and its Characteristics
      • Defining Requirements and Its Problems
      • Framework of The Requirements Engineering and it’s accomplishments
      • Prominence of Requirements Planning and Estimating
    • Business Analysis and Input
      • Business Process Analysis Model and Inputs into ‘The Define Requirements’ Stage
      • Business Case in Project Life-Cycle
      • Terms of Reference
      • Project Initiation Document
      • Project Charter–business objectives, project objectives, scope, constraints (budget, timescale, standards), sponsor (authority), resources and assumptions
  • Hierarchy of requirements
    • Building the hierarchy through decomposition of requirements
    • Categories of requirements within the hierarchy
      • General business requirements, including legal and business policy
      • Technical policy requirements
      • Functional requirements
      • Non-functional requirements, that include performance, availability, robustness, usability, robustness, access, security, archiving, backup and recovery
  • Stakeholders in the requirements process
    • The definition of the term ‘stakeholder
    • Role and Contribution of Project Stakeholders to the requirements engineering process
      • Project Manager
      • Business Analysis
      • Solution
      • Developer
      • Testers
      • Architects
    • Role and contribution of Business Stakeholders to the requirements engineering process
      • Project Sponsor
      • Subject matter expert
      • End users and managers
      • Role and Contribution of External stakeholders to the requirements engineering process
        • Customers
        • Regulators
        • Suppliers - products and services
  • Requirements Elicitation
  • Knowledge types –tacit and non-tacit(explicit)
    • Elicitation techniques
      • Interviews
      • Workshops
      • Observation:
      • Formal/informal
      • Shadowing
      • Focus groups
      • Prototyping
      • Scenarios
      • Document Analysis
      • Special purpose records
      • Questionnaires
      • Activity sampling
    • Understanding the applicability of techniques
  • Use of models in Requirements Engineering
    • The purpose of modelling requirements
      • Generating questions
      • Cross checking for consistency and completeness
      • Defining business rules
    • Using a Context Diagram, Model the business context for the system by identifiying the inputs and outputs of the system
    • Create a model that symbolises the needs of system processing .
    • Use case diagrams
    • Understanding a data model based upon the system data requirements Class diagram
  • Requirements Documentation
    • Different Styles of Dcoumenting and their levels
      • Users Stories
      • Use Cases
      • Requirements List
      • Requirements Catalogue
    • Requirements Catalogue
      • Identifier
      • Name
      • Description
      • Acceptance criteria
      • Source
      • Owner
      • Rationale/Benefits
      • Related non-functional requirements
      • Priority
      • Type (functional, non-functional, general, technical)
      • Related requirements/documents
      • Author
      • Version control/status
      • Change history
      • Resolution
      • Resolution
    • Requirements Document
      • Introducing Requirements Documents
      • Business Process Models
      • Function models of defined requirements
      • Data model of defined requirements
      • Requirements catalogue
      • Glossary
  •  Requirements Analysis
    • Prioritising and packaging requirements for delivery
    • Organising requirements
    • Requirements filters
    • Characteristics of a good requirement
    • Removing duplicated requirements
    • Reconciling overlapping requirements
    • Identifying and negotiating conflicts between requirements
    • Removing ambiguity
    • Ensuring feasibility(technical, business and financial)
    • Ensuring testability
    • Providing traceability
  • Prototyping requirements
  • Verifying requirements
  • Requirements Validation
    • Agreeing the requirements document
    • Types of reviews
      • Informal reviews
      • Structured walkthroughs (author-led review)
      • Technical reviews
      • Inspections
    • Stakeholders and their areas of concern
  •  Requirements Management
    • Dealing with changing requirements
      • The sources of change
      • Change Management
      • Configuration management
    • The importance of traceability
      • Vertical traceability (to business objectives)
      • Horizontal traceability (from origin to deliver)
    • Traceability and ownership
    • Requirements Engineering support tools
      • CARE Tools (Computer Aided Requirements Engineering)
      • CASE Tools (Computer Aided Software Engineering)

No prerequisites are required for attending the course. 

The course is designed for professionals who want to analyse, validate and manage requirements. These include:

  • Business Analysts
  • Business Managers
  • Project Support Staff
  • Software Developers
  • Project Managers
  • System Architects

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