Writing and Managing Requirements Documents - Creating the Acceptable, Approvable Requirements Document

Writing and Managing Requirements Documents - Creating the Acceptable, Approvable Requirements Document

Course TitleDurationDelivery NamePriceQty 
Writing and Managing Requirements Documents - Creating the Acceptable, Approvable Requirements Document 12:00On-Demand LearningUSD $850.00
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No prerequisites: this course is suitable for both novices and experienced people who need to produce requirements documents for development.

Course Level



Once a business analyst has completed the information gathering and analysis to produce the solution to a business problem, the results must be documented for all stakeholders to see and understand.  This course will enhance the skill set needed for writing and managing the complex readership that business analysts interact with on a day-to-day basis.

Who Should Attend

It is important for you to attend if you: 

  • Work as a business analyst 
  • Define and manage requirements through the development life cycle
  • Prepare requirements documents for development
Performance Focus
  • Business analysis 
  • Defining solutions to business problems
  • Selecting the audience to write to 
  • Requirements writing guidelines 
  • Writing clear, precise, unambiguous requirements 
  • Managing the requirements document through the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
What You Will Learn

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Write an understood requirements document that is approvable and acceptable 
  • Validate a requirements document 
  • Manage the changes to requirements documents through the SDLC
Course Overview

Foundation Concepts

  • The role of the business analyst
  • An introduction to the BABOK® Guide
  • The business analyst and the product/project life cycle
  • The requirements documentation process

Planning for Effective Requirements Documentation

  • Overview of requirements planning 
  • Planning for validation
  • Planning for verification: well-formed criteria 
  • Planning for verification: understood and usable criteria 

Writing Effective Requirements Documents

  • Overview of writing requirements documents
  • Using a standard structure / template
  • Applying formatting techniques
  • Meeting the challenge of writing non-functional requirements

Baselining Requirements Documents

  • Overview of the requirements baseline process
  • Validation
  • Verification
  • Approval

Managing Requirements Change through the Product Life Cycle

  • Overview of requirements change management
  • Establishing a formal change management process
  • Tracing requirements through design and development (build, test, and implementation)
  • Following through to post-implementation (transition and early production)


  • What did we learn, and how can we implement this in our work environments?

This course is part of IIL's Business Analysis Certificate Program (BACP), a program designed to help prepare individuals pass the IIBA™ Certification exam to become a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP™).  

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The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®) is a useful accompaniment to this course. Prior to taking the course we recommend that you download a copy of the BABOK® from

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Technical Leadership Strategic Total
Project Management Professional (PMP)® 8.00 1.50 2.50 12.00
PMI Program Management Professional (PgMP)® 8.00 1.50 2.50 12.00
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® 0 1.50 2.50 4.00
PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® 0 1.50 2.50 4.00
PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® 0.50 1.50 2.50 4.50
PMI Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)® 0 1.50 2.50 4.00
PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® 8.00 1.50 2.50 12.00

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