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Software Design: Developing Effective Requirements

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Overview

Getting the requirements right in software development is half the battle. In this course, learn about the techniques and tools needed to win that battle.

Getting the requirements right in software development is half the battle. In this course, instructor Neelam Dwivedi delves into the techniques and tools needed to win that battle. Neelam reviews the different types of requirements and how to divide your requirement development process into phases. She covers how to elicit, specify, analyze, and validate product requirements, sharing challenges along the way that help you grasp how these phases work in real-world projects. Plus, she shares techniques for estimating effort for requirements, as well as how to minimize or mitigate project risk by working iteratively on high-risk requirements first.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Requirements: Well begun, half done!
  • What you should know
1. Requirement Types and Phases
  • What are requirements
  • Requirement development vs. management
  • Requirement development phases
  • Challenge: Group requirements
  • Solution: Group requirements
2. Requirement Elicitation
  • Start with a vision
  • Elicitation techniques
  • Functional vs. non-functional
  • Challenge: Create statements
  • Solution: Create statements
3. Specification and Analysis
  • User-stories
  • Use-cases
  • Data requirements
  • Challenge: Write a user story
  • Solution: Write a user story
4. Requirement Validation
  • Validation techniques
  • Prototyping
  • Challenge: Validate prototype
  • Solution: Validate prototype
5. Requirement Management
  • Effort estimation
  • Prioritization
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Neelam Dwivedi

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