Classroom - Requirements Management with the Unified Process
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Just like a traditional (waterfall) project an iterative project also starts out with determining the goals and developing an initial set of requirements and wishes. However, there is are vast differences between the two approaches. During this requirements management course you will learn how to elicit, document, organize and maintain requirements for iterative software development projects based on the Unified Process. You will also learn how to select the most appropriate combination of requirements management techniques like use cases and traceability. This Empulsys course is excellent for both novice and more experienced information analysts and system analysts.

The Goals of the Course
After this course:

  • You have an understanding of requirements management for iterative software projects
  • You have an understanding of the Unified Process requirements management discipline
  • You are familiar with the work products of the Unified Process requirements management discipline
  • You are capable of eliciting and detailing requirements
  • You are able to organize and maintain requirements
  • You are capable of identifying use cases and actors
  • You are able to develop and structure use case models
  • You are able to detail use cases
  • You know how to select and maintain requirements types, attributes and traceability strategies for your software project
  • You have an understanding of how to establish and maintain agreement with stakeholders.


At the beginning of this course study the basic concepts and the responsibilities of the requirements manager. Next you will explore requirements management from different perspectives. Successively you will learn the methods and techniques for eliciting, specifying, defining, organizing and maintaining requirements.

Module 1 - Foundation

  • Course structure
  • Jargon & concepts
  • The requirements management context
  • The Unified Process requirements management discipline

Module 2 - Requirements elicitation

  • Requirements elicitation with the Unified Process
  • Organizing the requirements management process
  • Stakeholder identification
  • Identifying (implicit) stakeholder needs
  • Problem analysis
  • Product Positioning
  • Capturing jargon

Module 3 - Defining Requirements

  • Defining the product scope
  • Defining product features
  • Use case modeling essentials
  • Identifying use cases and actors
  • Outlining use cases

Module 4 - Specifying Requirements

  • Scope definition
  • Prioritizing use cases
  • Detailing use cases
  • Detailing supplementary specifications
  • Relationship between requirements and software architecture

Module 5 - Organizing Requirements

  • Structuring requirements
  • Structuring use cases
  • Maintaining dependencies and relationships
  • Detailing requirements attributes

Module 6 - Controlling Requirements

  • Managing expectations and negotiation
  • Determine project progress
  • Change management
  • Requirements management and the project life cycle


No prerequisites.
You do not need specific education in order to follow this course but a basic understanding of iterative development and requirements management are highly recommended. When you do not have this knowledge readily available, take one of our courses:

Our trainers are able to deliver this course in English, Dutch or French.

Duration and Investment

Course Duration
The duration of the course is effectively 3 days. Each day 2 out of 6 modules our presented. On request we can spread the 3 course days over a period from 1 to 4 weeks.


  • The tariff for this course is € 1475,- per person,- excl. VAT.
  • Course materials are included.
  • In-company delivery and tailoring possible.
  • Tariffs may change at any time.



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