BAP203 - Managing Requirements and Engagements

Outline info
Last revision date 2018-03-19 17:56:37.645
Last review date 2018-03-19 17:56:37.646

Subject Title
Managing Requirements and Engagements

Subject Description
Students examine an industry-standard approach to Business Analysis engagements and requirements to create a milestone documentation for an end-to-end Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) project, including the mechanics of document completion and acquiring the soft skills and elicitation techniques required to work with project stakeholders. Students learn how to approach, plan, execute, and close a business analysis engagement. Topics include stakeholder analysis, requirements traceability, writing requirements, elicitation, verification, validation, approval, and change management. Students explore these topics through discussions and written assignments using a major case study that simulates a complete business analysis engagement.

Credit Status
One full credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.  Explain the critical role of the business analyst (BA) in requirements management throughout the product lifecycle.
2.  Explain the role of business analysis in an agile project management environment.
3.  Determine an approach to achieve an approved requirements baseline.
4.  Select appropriate models to document requirements.
5.  Determine quality criteria and verify a requirements document.
6.  Choose the most appropriate techniques, models, and stakeholders for eliciting requirements.
7.  Create a Requirements Work Plan (RWP) including realistic estimates of the required effort.
8.  Analyze various work products to develop a complete, coherent, and organized requirements document.
9.  Prioritize requirements and achieve buy-in from stakeholders to finalize the requirements baseline.
10.  Manage changes to requirements documents throughout the product lifecycle.

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BAP200 - Introduction to Business Analysis

Topic Outline

  • Introduction to requirements management - concepts and framework
  • Planning for effective analysis
  • Elicitation
  • Developing requirements workplan
  • Writing the requirements document
  • Baselining the requirements
  • Managing requirements change

Mode of Instruction
This subject is delivered online. This may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor and online activities.

Prescribed Texts
Online Delivery:
Title:          Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)
Publisher:  International Institute of Business Analysis - IIBA®

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

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Modes of Evaluation
Assignments are due on the dates specified. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor prior to the assignment due date so that an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and will not generally be accepted beyond two weeks from the due date.

In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail. Please ensure that all assignments and reports are properly documented.

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Dates for evaluations are specified in the weekly schedule addendum to this outline. The evaluation process may include, but is not limited to, tests, exams, assignments or presentations. Any absences or missed submissions due to medical or other reasons must be supported by medical or other appropriate documentation within one (1) week of the due date. The faculty and program area must be notified immediately in the event of a missed evaluation. Upon acceptance of the documentation, the weighting of the missed deliverable will normally be applied to the final exam.

English Competency
The ability to communicate effectively is essential for success in business. Therefore, you must demonstrate English competency in this course in both oral and written work. Ensure your written work includes correct sentence structure, spelling and punctuation. Always spell check, edit and proofread your work.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Online Delivery:

Online Discussion 5 @ 1%
Group Assignment 1 15%
Group Assignment 2 10%
Individual Assignment 4 @ 5%
Individual Project 25%
In-Person Final Exam* 25%

For submission of assignment and group exercises the instructor will 
specify, in writing:

1. a)  due dates and special instructions for submissions
    b)  deductions for overdue submissions
2. Assignments must be completed as individual or group efforts, 
    based on the instructor's specifications.  The written 
    assignment will allow students to use the theoretical knowledge 
    gained in class, to propose solutions and recommendations to  
    practical issues.      
3. Final examinations will be held at times scheduled for lectures
    and will be approximately 2.0 hours in length.
4. Final exams will comprise of a combination of any or all of the
    following:  true/false, multiple choice, short answer questions
    and case studies.

* Final Exam: Online-no invigilation

Please retain this course outline document for future educational and/or employment use.

Program Manager:
Emiliano Introcaso

Approved by: Academic Program Manager Emiliano Introcaso