Extended Requirements Modeling & Management

Perhaps the single most challenging part of a project is getting the requirements right. This course presents many methods, tools, models, and techniques to help elicit and analyze requirements. Participants will practice eliciting, analyzing, modeling, and tracing requirements as they work through an engaging case study.



Perhaps the most challenging part of a project is to do everything right in terms of requirements. In this course, many methods, tools, models and techniques will be presented to elicit and analyze requirements. Participants will practice capturing, analyzing, modeling, and tracking requirements through an engaging case study. They will also learn how important it is to build relationships and trust in the requirements process by categorizing stakeholders and analyzing their roles, responsibilities, and impact.


  • Discuss the framework of the business analysis.
  • Describe the progressive elaboration of requirements from high-level business requirements to detailed solution requirements.
  • Note the individual components of a “great” requirement and provide examples for each.
  • Use a systematic process to collect, analyze and model requirements that are critical to business success.
  • Track requirements back to business issues and business goals.
  • Discuss numerous techniques to gather the right information from customers in the right situation.
  • Ask drilling questions to discover hidden requirements.
  • Discuss four techniques to keep business process modeling sessions focused.
  • Practice modeling business processes by creating “as-is” and “to-be” process plans.
  • Collect information on requirements to support business processes.
  • Create a use case diagram and a report on the flow of events.
  • Use a technically not too sophisticated prototyping technique to collect business requirements.


Modul 1 Introductions

Modul 2 Requirements Foundation

Introduction to the framework of business analysis
Requirements Defined
Classification of requirements from high-level to detailed: Business, Stakeholder, Functional, Non-Functional, Transition, Business Rules with examples
What is a good requirement?
Introduction to Requirements Analysis through Modeling

Module 3 Effective Elicitation

Discussion Exercise
Survey techniques
Considerations regarding the choice of techniques
Stay focused
Focused questions
Agendas and ground rules
Case Study Workshop

Module 4 Process Mapping

process diagrams
Process Plan Definition
Notes to the booklet review
Stay focused
process scope
Primary and alternative paths
Exception parking
Workshop Part 1

Module 5 Getting and Translating Information Requirements

Steps to gather information about requirements
– entities
– attributes
– relationships
Data Business Rules:
– Translation of cardinality and option rules, rules of referential integrity, editing rules, attribute restrictions

Module 6 Use Cases

Basic elements
Use Case Model: Diagram and Actors
Use Case Iterations
Report flow of events
Use Cases and Test Cases

Module 7 User Interfaces and Prototyping

General considerations
Actors, Objectives, and Scenarios
Purpose of prototyping
Prototype appraisal sessions
Prototyping Process

Module 8 Presentations

Assessment of the presentations of each team (during the course)

Module 9 Appendix

requirements package


This workshop is aimed at business analysts, project managers, developers, and anyone involved in software development projects. It also provides excellent information for business customers and sponsors, quality assurance analysts, and other stakeholders involved in software development projects. Technical experience is not required, but an understanding of application development is required.


Participants should have worked on the analysis, development, maintenance/further development of at least one software application.


During the course, individual and group tasks are mixed so that the tools and techniques learned are memorised in the long term. A lively role play and case studies help to deepen the learned concepts. Participants must be prepared for a high level of cooperation. Each participant will receive a comprehensive study guide, complete with examples and seminar solutions.


BABOK® Guide
Requirements Elicitation
Requirements Management and Communication
Enterprise Analysis
Requirements Analysis
Underlying Competencies

PMBOK® Guide
Project Scope Management

Additional information






Aachen – 22/04/2024, Aachen – 06/11/2024




2 days


16 PDU, 16 CDU




4 attendees


12 attendees



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