Managing Requirements and Engagements
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: (MGMT70012 MGMT79001)
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A

Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: Recommended Pre-requisites: MGMT70013, MGMT70014, MGMT70015

Program(s): Business Analysis, Canadian Institute of Manageme
Program Coordinator(s): Maria Amuchastegui
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This is a Sheridan College course that is offered through Sheridan FCAPS. Students who register for the course through Sheridan will receive credit from Sheridan College only. Access to the course materials will be through This course is offered in a classroom version and an online version. The online version is a web-based course offered entirely online through Sheridan and hosted by Sheridan College. Students taking this course will need reliable access to the internet, and should have a basic level of comfort using computers as well as the self- discipline to study online. Students can expect to spend additional time activities such as postings, discussions, and homework. Note: It is recommended students take this course as the final course in the program. Students combine the skills from the previous course to complete an entire business analysis engagement.

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students examine a holistic approach to business analysis engagement and requirements management. Students learn how to approach, plan, execute, and close a business analysis engagement. Topics include stakeholder analysis, traceability, writing, elicitation, verification, validation, approval, and change. The course also covers the planning of business analysis governance and information management. Students explore these topics through discussions and written assignments completed as individuals and groups. A major case study simulates a complete business analysis engagement. Prerequisite(s): MGMT70012 Business Analysis Introduction and MGMT79001 Fundamentals of Project Management

Program Context

Business Analysis Program Coordinator(s): Maria Amuchastegui
This is a compulsory course in the Business Analysis Certificate program. This course is recommended to be the last taken in the program. Students combine the skills from previous courses to complete an entire business analysis engagement.

Canadian Institute of Manageme Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This is an approved course with the Canadian Institute of Management,

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
Develop a business analysis plan that contains the fundamental elements of a successful engagement.
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Explain the role of the business analyst (BA) in managing their own business analysis engagement.
  2. Plan an approach that prepares for the approval of a requirements baseline.
  3. Plan an approach to business analysis information and communication, and requirements architecture.
  4. Choose appropriate techniques and stakeholders for eliciting specific requirements.
  5. Create a Business Analysis Activities Plan including realistic estimates of the required effort.
  6. Conduct elicitation based on standard business analysis practices.
  7. Develop a complete, coherent, and organized requirements document.
  8. Plan a review of requirements to finalize a requirements baseline.
  9. Explain the purpose of and standard techniques (or approaches) for change management throughout the product life cycle.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Online Discussions15.0%
 Individual Assignment (3@5%)15.0%
 Group Assignment 115.0%
 Group Assignment 210.0%
 Group Assignment 320.0%
 Final Exam25.0%

Evaluation Notes:
For submission of assignment and group exercises the instructor will specify, in writing: 1. a) Due dates and special instructions for submissions b) deductions for overdue submissions 2. Assignments must be completed as individual or group efforts, based on the instructor's specifications. The written assignment will allow students to use the theoretical knowledge gained in class, to propose solutions and recommendations to practical issues. 3. Final examinations will be held at times scheduled for lectures and will be approximately 2.0 hours in length. 4. Final exams will comprise of a combination of any or all of the following: true/false, multiple choice, short answer questions and case studies.

Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Individual Assignment (4@7.5%)30.0%
 Group Assignments 115.0%
 Group Assignment 210.0%
 Group Assignment 320.0%
 In Person Final Exam25.0%

Evaluation Notes:

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development requirements:


Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact: Registrar’s Office

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous life and work experiences. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Other
    Notes:This course is delivered through OntarioLearn at and is hosted by (Sheridan College) SH-MGMT70016.

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Print Instruction Mode Professor Applicable Student Group(s)
In-Class Multiple Professors Continuing Education Students in the Business Analysis Certificate program.
Online Multiple Professors Online Students

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Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

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