eCourse/eBook Overview: Writing Better Requirements in Plain English

eCourse/eBook Overview: Writing Better Requirements in Plain English


hello I’m Tom Hathaway This course is based on more than 30
years experience in information technology as a developer and analyst responsible for defining
requirements it was developed by my partner Angela
and myself after training, consulting, mentoring, and
advising thousands of business analysts around the world for mid-sized to Fortune 100 companies. Angela and I created a curriculum
endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis or IIBA. Wwe are the managing partners and BA
Experts which specializes in onsite, online, and especially self-paced training for literally anyone
wearing the BA hat. Angela is an expert in Instructional
Design and video production with over 15 years experience. Our combined expertise in business
analysis, instructional design, and video
production makes our courses is unique. But enough about us let’s talk about this course and its
purpose. In the world of IT, misunderstood, ambiguous, and assumption labor requirements cause more project failures than any other single factor. Every study done over the past 50 years
confirms that simple fact. One study released earlier this year
compared similar IT projects budgeted at three million US
dollars within different organizations. Those with good requirements writing in
management practices generally finished the project in or close
to budget and on schedule. While those without spent nearly twice as
much on their projects ran months behind schedule an delivered
systems that were missing major features. Another recent study reported over
seventy percent of all IT project failures are blamed on
poor requirements. Everyone agrees that the core problem is
bad requirements. We offer a solution! This course will help anyone express
their requirements more effectively by following three simple rules. Every technique we present will help you
when you are wearing the BA hat whether on an IT project or any other
initiatives where you need to specify the outcome. The course uses active images to augment
the audio by keeping eyes on the screen. To strengthen the learning process we include several
exercises in each section and provide expert feedback explaining why
some answers are better than others. Whether you’re responsible for defining
the requirements for a multi-million dollar IT project or just want to tell a waiter exactly
how you like your steak, this course offers insightful easy to
implement ideas that will improve your
requirements immediately. Enjoy the course!

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