Design and Facilitate Agile Requirements Workshops

Training Summary
Problems with requirements are one of the primary causes of project failure, regardless if you’re running an Agile or Waterfall project, or somewhere in between. To be successful, software projects need solid requirements that have been developed jointly by the technical and the business teams. Collaborative Workshops bring technical and business stakeholders together to crystallize requirements and solutions so the development team has a clear picture of the needs. C-MAPS is a technique that has been developed using the best in JAD (Joint Applications Design), Multi-voting, Agile, Brainstorming and Process Modeling. It was developed specifically with the challenges associated with requirements on Agile and technical projects in mind. During this session you will learn how to run a successful requirements workshop by using the tools and facilitation skills you need to conduct a productive session. You will be ready to apply these skills immediately! Participants receive a copy of “C-MAPS: An Agile and Collaborative Techniques for Project Requirements” with this course to use as reference after attending class. Students are asked to bring a brief description of a project they are working on or have worked on in the past to use to design their own session during class.
Before taking this course, you should have intermediate training on business requirements, business modeling, or have equivalent experience. Everyone is asked to bring a copy of a project scope or project definition to class. These projects will be used by you during class to design a personalized collaborative session.
2 Days/Lecture & Lab
This advanced level course is designed for:
  • Senior professionals who want to learn facilitation techniques
  • Experienced business analysts and professionals who have already mastered Business Analysis Foundations and intermediate training in business modeling or requirements communications.
Course Topics
  • Overview
  • Types of workshops
  • Designing the workshop
  • Facilitation skills
  • Facilitating the workshop
  • Practical Application of skills

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