Value Driven Requirement Management for Agile Methods

Requirement Analysis using Scrum, DAD, Business Model & Value Canvases and UML standards

Duration : 3 days

Objective : This training course aims at helping product managers, products owners, business analysts, system architects and developers understand how to efficiently Manage Requirements on the basis of the product vision till guiding developers accurately in implementing them.

More in detail, this course aims at assisting product managers in better defining the value propositions of their products on the basis of strategies and stakeholder needs. Business Analysts and product owners understand how to describe requirements of the product backlog then discover appropriate epics and user stories of the system while contributing to the required value creation. Along interactive case study exercises, participants learn how to describe in detail such requirements in order to validate correct understanding of needs and prepare system acceptance tests. Thus, only using a very common and productive UML profile, they learn to structure requirements in order to communicate efficiently with architects and developers through an iterative requirement gathering process.


Prerequisites : None

Participant Profiles : Business Strategists, Enterprise Architects, Business Architects, System Architects, Business Analysts, System Analysts


Detailed Description :


 What is the Requirement Management Process ? Why Agile ?

 Business agility and agile software delivery : Definitions

 Linking Agile to Business : Business Motivation Model vs. Business Model Canvas,

 How to effciently use the Value Proposition Canvas for defining the Product Vision ?

 Business agility vs. agile software delivery principles

 What is Agile Not ? Impacts of alignment with strategies and capabilities

 Requirement Management in an Agile Context

 Scrum Life Cycle : Issues about completeness of requirements and traceability

 How productive models enhance communication in 'Agile' ?

 Business Extensions of Agile : Structuring Business Value Contribution of a User Story

 A Panorama of UML diagrams for modeling requirements

 Frameworks for tracing requirements toward software implementation and tests

 The 5 levels planning of an agile project (from Clarifying the Vision and Product Backlog to Tasks… and the Architecture Walking Skeleton)

 Managing Requirements within Agile Methods (Scrum, DAD) vs. the Unified Process (RUP)

 Roles, teams, environments
 Presentation of the Case Study for Structuring requirements and managing them using an iterative process


How to describe the business vision and needs via traceable models ?

 Qualification of the requirements : The Kano model vs. the Value Proposition Canvas

 Structuring the Vision of the Product on the basis of strategies, environmental forces and trends

 Value proposition, key activities, key resources, revenue streams and cost structures,
 Discovering the business scope of the product using the customer needs, gains and pains
 Describing business use cases using 'value streams' and 'value stages'
 Bridging the business scope of the product with expected 'value contributions'
 Case Study : Describing the vision of the product


How to describe user needs via agile use case modeling (epics and user stories) ?

Agile Estimating and Planning

Building and managing the product backlog / granularity of requirements

Ahead of the sprint planning

Creation of the sprint backlog

Agile User Story Pattern : system scope (the subject), actors, use cases, user stories, acceptance criteria, the INVEST model

The Walking Skeleton using Disciplined Agile Delivery : From Processes to Technology
How to find out epics and user stories on the basis of value streams ?

Value contribution of epics and user stories

Writing tasks : granularity and size using the SMART model
Case Study : Discovering epics and user stories on the basis of value streams

Validating and testing correct understanding of detailed specifications

 Using an incremental requirement gathering process and the sprint backlog

 Rules for efficient epic, user story and architecture descriptions

 Diagrams for validating epics and user story descriptions
 How to choose the right diagram ?
 Refining features using use cases and relationships modeling
 Testing correct understanding of requirements using Test-Driven Requirements

 Given/When/Then structures and Operation Contracts for guiding developers in implementing requirements

 Coverage analysis and change management
 Case Study : Validating, testing and communicating detailed requirements to developers

 Steps of efficient requirement gathering and system analysis processes
 Traceability between requirements and analysis models
 Patterns for gathering and testing requirements


Notice : The above training-mentoring sessions are conducted interactively using Requirement Engineering and Modeling tools in order to ensure good level of traceability between requirements and underlying solutions. Concepts are first explained using basic examples and are then followed by solution drafts to your potential case studies.

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