Alan D. Goodbrand, B. Math, M.Sc., ISP, PMP
Requirements Gathering and Modelling
Success remains elusive in the field of Software Engineering. Over 80% of Software Projects
finish late, over budget or not at all. This can be largely attributed to a lack of understanding early
in the project of exactly what the system is intended to do. In other words, the Requirements.
There is far more to determining the requirements for a system then simply asking the user “What
do you want?”
Participants on this highly interactive 3 day course will achieve a solid understanding of the Agile
Requirements Analysis and Modelling methods of the Agile Modelling approach. This popular
course consists of many “learn by doing” workshops. Participants will learn about the lightning-
fast structured formula to create business system specs using a powerful and innovative object-
based business rules approach. You will learn to ask the right questions of the business user in
order to get the answers you seek, that are clear, concise and unambiguous.
The Agile Modelling approach to rapid Requirements Analysis and Modelling enables incredibly
fast delivery of your users’ requirements. This course shows how to create a complete Business
Requirement Spec rapidly, without pain, resulting in complete user buy-in. This course presents
a non-technical view of business system requirements analysis and specification.
Who should attend?
This course is ideal for technical or non-technical Business Analysts and System Analysts, as
well as Programmer/Analysts (who also wear the analyst hat), and Project Managers and leaders
who want personal hands-on experience with these powerful Rapid Requirements Analysis &
Modelling methods. There are a significant number of workshops throughout this course, based
on the principle of “learning by doing”.
Course participants will receive a workbook containing the instructor’s visuals and workshops,
sample solutions to the workshop materials as well as all the templates and tools required to use