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(BA203) Risk and Requirements Management for RUP Projects(Click for PDF version)

Duration: 2 days
Description: Take this course instead of the Iterative course (BA003) if you are working on RUP projects.

Everything the BA, backed up by the IT Project Manager, needs to know to work within a project managed with RUP (Rational Unified Process) iterative development and use-case technology, with comparisons to other approaches to project management. (The non-vendor-specific form of the methodology, UP (Unified Process) is used in the course.) As a BA working on an iterative IT project, you’ll learn what activities to perform and what artifacts to produce at each iteration of each phase of a project.

Working in small groups, trainees step through a case study learning when and how to perform BA activities, create deliverables and assist the Project Manager at various phases of the RUP life cycle.

Why Attend This Course?

In an effort to shorten time-to-market and to uncover bugs early, IT organizations are increasingly using a style of project management called iterative development. The iterative strategy is to develop software in small cycles of analysis, design and coding – rather than doing all the up-front work before coding begins. To work effectively in this environment, Business Analysts and the Project Managers need to be familiar with the fundamentals of this approach and their roles in producing key deliverables, managing risk and estimating resources for an iterative project.

What Makes this Course Stand Apart?

Experience: Our course is written and delivered by professionals with extensive practical experience in iterative development from a business analysis perspective.

Scenario-based training: This is not just another “theory” course in project management. Trainees learn how to perform the BA role and support the Project Manager on an iterative project by developing an integrated case study throughout the iterative life cycle and experiencing the roles in real time.


IT Business Analysts
IT Project Managers



Class Format

The course content is presented through lectures and mentoring through workshops on an integrated case study.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
Support the PM as a Business Analyst on an iterative project.
Perform the BA role in Risk Management.
Collaborate effectively with other members of the iterative team.
Understand the basic terms and concepts of RUP project management.
Understand iterative, incremental development.
Identify the responsibilities and interdependencies of the iterative, incremental development team members, with particular emphasis on the Business Analyst role and the Project Manager role.
Understand the key deliverables produced by the RUP team and produce those that are the responsibility of the Project Manager and Business Analyst.


Project Management State of the Art
System Development Life Cycles
  > Iterative, Incremental Development
      Why iterative development is key to project success
  > Process Model
  > Project Lifecycle
  > Waterfall Model
  > Iterative phases
  > Spiral Model
  > MSF
  > RUP/UP Disciplines
  > RUP Workflows
  > RUP Roles
  > RUP Artifacts
  > RUP Activities
  > RUP PM Role, Artifacts, Activities
  > How the BA maps to RUP Roles: Business-Process Analyst, Business Designer, Systems Analyst, Requirements Specifier: Roles, Artifacts and Activities
  > Agile
Strategies for iterative, incremental development
The factors involved in determining iteration length and the number of iterations per phase
The role of the Project Manager in Iterative Development
  > Key PM deliverables
  > PM role in Risk Management
The role of the Business Analyst in Iterative Development
  > Why well-defined requirements are key to project success
  > Key BA Deliverables
  > The BA’s Role in Risk Management
  > Requirements Based Software Estimation
  > The Business Analyst in Collaboration with the team
Use-Cases and Iterative Development
PM and BA activities and deliverables required at each phase of iterative development
Scope Management and Change Control
  > Understanding how requirements management and change management assist with scope management
  > Using requirements attributes, traceability, and requirements prioritization for requirements management
  > Change requests and change control boards and their applicability and role within a project
Perspectives on Project Management
  > Evolution of how project management concepts
  > Key movements and organizations providing leadership in project management:
      PMI, PMBOK, OPM3
  > Key movements and organizations providing support in process models and their assessment
      CMM, ISO 9000, SPICE, ITIL
      Emerging trends in software development processes
      Agile, XP, Scrum, Crystal


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