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Analyzing and Validating Business Requirements

The ultimate objective of a business analysis, process improvement or information technology project is to improve business results. Study three proven approaches to analyzing current conditions, business needs and technology enablers. Use business process analysis techniques to convert raw requirements data into a workable solution.

This course can be applied to the following certificates:
Business Analysis Certificate
Project Management Certificate

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze user requirements, functional requirements, and quality of service requirements
  • Devise “to be” process and system designs
  • Determine requirements attributes, and verify and validate those requirements

Course Outline/Topics

Seminar Outline

What to analyze
Understanding of current and future business state
Identified use cases
Business requirements
Operational requirements
Impact of the solution on the existing infrastructure

Analysis tools and techniques

Requirements traceability

Validating and satisfying requirements
Criteria for valid requirements
Prototyping and walk-throughs

Verifying requirements
Criteria for verification before hand-off for solution development
Change control


As a prerequisite for those with little or no practical BA knowledge or experience, we recommend the Business Analyst Essentials course.


"Sally did a great job giving analogies to help us understand methodology and application in daily use."  —  Mary J Scherer, MCFI, October 2015

"I really appreciated the instructor providing real-world examples and ideas for using the tools. She is very invested in helping students learn and has a great knowledge of the business climate in the local area."  —  class participant, October 2015

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Mon.-Tue., Oct. 3-4


Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Sally Anlin PMP, CSM

Fee: $845

PDUs: 14, CDUs: 14, PD Hours: 14, CEUs: 1.4

Enrollment Limit: 24

Program Number: 5025-9348

Registration Deadline: Mon., Oct. 3

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Mon.-Tue., Feb. 27-28, 2017


Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Sally Anlin PMP, CSM

Fee: $845

CEUs: 1.4, CDUs: 14, PDUs: 14, PD Hours: 14

Enrollment Limit: 24

Program Number: 5025-9349

Registration Deadline: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017

Register Now