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: Spring/Summer 2013
Prerequisites: (MGMT70012) AND (MGMT79001)
Corequisites: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: Recommended Pre-requisites: MGMT70013, MGMT70014, MGMT70015

Program(s): Business Analysis
Program Coordinator(s): Jonathan Nituch
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 classroom 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 as 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

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. Students explore these topics through discussions and written assignments completed as individuals and groups. A major case study simulates a complete business analysis engagement.

Program Context

Business Analysis Program Coordinator: Jonathan Nituch
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 engagement.

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 
   management environment.
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 
   life cycle.

Evaluation Plan
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%
Total                               100%

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  
    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.
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 Effective Term Professor Applicable Student Group(s)
Spring/Summer 2013 Jonathan Nituch Continuing Education Students in the Business Analysis Certificate program.
Spring/Summer 2013 Multiple Professors ON-LINE STUDENTS

Sheridan Policies

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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.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

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Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.

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