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Eliciting Stakeholder Requirement and Eliciting Technical Requirements Training Workshop

Eliciting Stakeholder Requirement and Eliciting Technical Requirements Training Workshop is a 3-day training course that provides details on how to elicit stakeholders and technical requirements.

These statements then need to be further clarified and translated into more engineering-oriented language in a set of stakeholder requirements to enable proper architecture definition and requirement activities.

Target Audience

  • Technical professionals
  • Project engineers
  • Software engineers
  • Design team personnel
  • R&D personnel
  • Business analyst
  • All individuals who are involved in the processes of collecting and eliciting technical requirements in various projects

Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of this course, participants can:

  • Analyze the validity of produced project requirements
  • Identify relevant stakeholders and other sources of information for each technical requirement
  • Create a framework for eliciting technical requirements
  • Choose appropriate tools for technical requirements collection and determine the rationale for their selection
  • Elicit thorough, accurate, and traceable requirements by applying different tools
  • Gather a complete set of technical requirements based on the stakeholder goals and needs
  • Conduct hard data collection
  • Define the capability scope
  • Apply best practices of data elicitation
  • Manage the requirements throughout the project lifecycle
  • Apply best practices of data elicitation

Day 1

Overview of Eliciting, Collecting and Developing Requirements

  • Eliciting requirements definition
  • Basics of eliciting requirements
  • Definition of requirements
  • Issues of elicitation
  • Gathering and documenting requirements
  • Agile requirements development
  • Eliciting methods and techniques

Requirements Elicitation Problems

  • Problems of scope
  • Problems of understanding
  • Problems of volatility

Elicitation Techniques

  • Information gathering
  • Requirements expression and analysis
  • Verification and validation

Elicitation Methodology Frameworks

  • Requirements elicitation process model
  • Methodology
  • Integration of techniques
  • Criteria assessment

Eliciting Tools and Approaches

  • Hard data gathering
  • Interviews
  • Questionnaire
  • Group techniques
  • Participant observation
  • Ethnomethodology
  • Knowledge elicitation techniques
  • Traditional Elicitation Approaches

Class Activity

Workshop 1

  • To elicit a set of clear and concise needs based a real project in the class
  • Process Approach
  • Activities of the Process
  • Artifacts, Methods and Modeling Techniques
  • Practical Considerations

Day 2

Hard Data Collection

  • What is considered as hard data?
  • Sampling methods
  • Size of sampling
  • Sampling process


  • Types of interview
  • Advantages
  • Drawbacks
  • Concerns
  • Some useful tips


  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Concerns

Group Elicitation Approaches

  • Categories
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Concerns

Joint/Rapid Application Development Principals

  • Group dynamics
  • Visual aids
  • Organized, rational process
  • WYSIWYG documentation method

Elicitation Best Practices

  • Use your interpersonal skills
  • Always think broadly
  • Be prepared
  • Determine and manage stakeholders
  • Identify the root cause of the problem
  • Define the capability scope
  • Extract and elicit requirements from all the available sources
  • Categorize the type of documents and requirements
  • Model the requirements for validation
  • Rank the requirements based on their importance
  • Obtain final agreement from contributing stakeholders
  • Document the requirements for final approval

Class Activity

Workshop 2: Requirements elicitation workshop to discover requirements

  • How to keep workshop attendees engaged and focused on the business needs
  • What you need to do before, during, and after your workshop to make it successful
  • Practice effective requirements workshops are made up of five phases:
    • Planning
    • Opening
    • Execution
    • Closing
    • Follow up

Day 3

Requirements Development and Major Stakeholder Expectations

  • Development of requirements
  • Description of the current environment
  • Stakeholders
  • Feedback to Stakeholders
  • Facilitation skills and techniques
  • Transforming Requirements into Requirements Specifications
  • How requirements specifications relate to requirements
  • Requirements Flow down in Specifications
  • Specification Types and Formats
  • Types of requirements specification
  • Specification Writing
  • Review of requirements quality
  • Requirement structural template

Communication Techniques for Eliciting Requirements

  • Stakeholder involvement
  • Defining valid and meaningful needs
  • Technical reviews
  • Stakeholder feedback on the needs being collected
  • Prioritization of the needs
  • ConOps to System Requirements Mapping (generic)

Technical Requirements Analysis

  • Introduction to Requirements
  • The Quality of Requirements
  • Description of Requirements Writing (within the larger context of system development)
  • Overview of Requirements Development
  • Requirements Elicitation
  • Purpose of Requirements
  • Levels of Requirements
  • Understanding the different levels of requirements
  • Performance requirements
  • Conditions (e.g., environmental, reliability and availability)
  • Environmental and Non-Functional requirements
  • System
  • Sub system
  • Component / task
  • Validation of Stakeholders Needs
  • Classification of the Requirements
  • Structure of a Well-Formed Requirement

Class Activity

Workshop 3

  • Discovering requirements
  • Refining requirements
  • Prioritizing requirements and
  • Scoping requirements
  • Examples of good and poor requirements (group project)
  • Requirements constructs
  • Classifying requirements as functional or design
  • Writing a functionally oriented specification versus a design
  • Group presentations and discussions



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