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Analyzing and Validating Business Requirements

The goal of a business analysis, process improvement or information technology project is to improve business results.

In Analyzing and Validating Business Requirements, you 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


Sally Anlin, PMP, CSM

Sally Anlin, PMP, CSM

Sally has over 20 years of experience leading teams to deliver high quality technical solutions that meet business needs. Her areas of expertise include: Building, developing and coaching high performing technology teams to meet business goals and objectives. Creating performance ... read more

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 states
  • Identified use cases
  • Business requirements
  • Operational requirements
  • Impact of the solution on 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 Business Analysis 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, 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."  —  Participant, 2015

Dates and locations to be announced.