BA09 - Managing Requirements for SharePoint Projects

Requirements can change frequently during a SharePoint project, and therefore projects need a streamlined, flexible approach to requirements change management. SharePoint professionals want to develop systems and services which are both high-quality and high-value, and the easiest way to achieve this is to implement the highest priority requirements first. This enables the projects to maximize value for their stakeholders.

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Learning Objectives

Plan, manage and close requirements for a project in reduced time using good business analysis practices

  • Minimize project uncertainty and risk by applying good techniques
  • Ensure your project delivers required functionality and adds value to the business
  • Create an environment of self-management for your team that will be able to continuously align the delivered product or services with desired business needs, easily adapting to changing requirements throughout the process.


    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Introduction – Roles involved in a SharePoint project
  • The opportunities and challenges of a SharePoint project
  • The business analysis process
  • BA role vs. project manager role
  • BA / PM competencies
  • Case Study Exercise
  • 2 - Understanding SharePoint Requirements
  • Business, User, Functional, Quality-of-service and implementation requirements
  • Requirements vs. specifications
  • Requirements vs. business rules
  • Risk management and risk response strategies
  • Analyzing requirements
  • Characteristics of effective requirements
  • Case Study Exercise
  • 3 - SharePoint Requirements Modeling
  • Identify high level scope
  • Identify initial requirements stack
  • Identify an architectural vision
  • Plan your iteration
  • Iteration modeling
  • Model storming
  • Test driven development
  • Case Study Exercise
  • 4 - The Change Management Process
  • Managing the Solution Scope and Requirements
  • Capturing the Requirements Traceability
  • Maintaining the Requirements for re-use
  • Managing Requirements Conflicts
  • Preparing the Requirements Package
  • Building the Requirements communications plan
  • Case Study Exercise
  • 5 - Assessing & Validating Requirements
  • Validating and verifying SharePoint Requirements
  • Creating a master test plan
  • Create test scenarios and test cases
  • Case Study Exercise
  • 6 - Additional Information
  • Useful books and links on managing requirements and projects for SharePoint initiatives
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    Executives, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Business and IT stakeholders engaged in improving the delivery of products and services that meet user needs through the use of Microsoft SharePoint; Anyone who wants to improve their Business Analysis skills; Project stakeholders concerned with SharePoint requirements.


    Other Prerequisites

    There are no prerequisites for this course. This course suitable for both novices and experienced people who need to manage and communicate requirements for SharePoint projects. It is recommended that participants complete the BA01 – Business Analysis Essentials course prior to enrolling or have equivalent experience. Experience working with Microsoft Sharepoint is helpful and recommended.

    BA09 - Managing Requirements for SharePoint Projects

    Course Length : 2 Days

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