Managing Requirements and Engagements
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: Spring/Summer 2013
(MGMT70012) AND (MGMT79001)
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: Recommended Pre-requisites: MGMT70013,
Course Leader or Contact: Jonathan Nituch
Status: Approved (APPR)
Section I Notes:
This course is offered in a classroom version and an online version.
In the classroom version, there are three hours per week of
instruction. 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
well as the self- discipline to study online. Students can expect to
spend an additional three hours per week for online 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
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. Students explore
these topics through discussions and written assignments completed
individuals and groups. A major case study simulates a complete
business analysis engagement.
This is a compulsory course
in the Business Analysis
Sheridan Certificate program
offered through the Faculty
of Continuing and
Professional Studies. This
course is recommended to be
the last course taken in the
program. Students combine
the skills from previous
courses to complete an
entire business analysis
||Program Coordinator: Jonathan Nituch
Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the
ability to use tools and techniques to plan, gather, validate and
manage change for requirements management.
1. Explain the critical role of the business analyst (BA) in
requirements management throughout the product lifecycle.
2. Explain the role of business analysis in an agile project
3. Determine an approach to achieve an approved requirements baseline.
4. Select appropriate models to document requirements.
5. Determine quality criteria and verify a requirements document.
6. Choose the most appropriate techniques, models, and stakeholders
for eliciting requirements.
7. Create a Requirements Work Plan (RWP) including realistic
estimates of the required effort.
8. Analyze various work products to develop a complete, coherent, and
organized requirements document.
9. Prioritize requirements and achieve buy-in from stakeholders to
finalize the requirements baseline.
10.Manage changes to requirements documents throughout the product
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:
Inclass and Online Evaluations
Individual Assignment 6@5% 30%
Group Assignments 1 15%
Group Assignment 2 10%
Group Assignment 3 20%
In Person Final Exam* 25%
NOTE: *For online students the Final Exam is administered in-class.
Therefore students must appear in person to write the Final Exam
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
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.
| Section III: Topical Outline
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