Writing Project Requirements

1 Hours / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced

Course Overview:

Writing well-formed project requirements can be a challenging task for any project team. It involves taking elicited and analyzed requirements information and documenting that information in an understandable way. In Writing Project Requirements, Susan Weese guides you through the necessary technical writing skills, how to use a style guide and what to look for in a requirements quality checklist. Building an understandable requirements document involves using requirements document templates for both content and structure.

Instructor Biography:

Susan Weese, MSPM, PgMP, PMP, is a consultant and trainer specializing in creating effective project management processes and developing project requirements. Susan began her career over 30 years ago as a software engineer for satellite and radar systems but transitioned to managing projects and people where she has spent most of her professional life.  She is a master trainer and subject matter expert in applying business analysis and project management methods based upon the BABOK® Guide, the PMBOK® Guide and PRINCE2. Susan co-authored the CBAP/CCBA Certified Business Analysis Study Guide and has collaborated on several other project management-focused publications, articles, and blogs. She is also a member of the adjunct faculty at CSU-Global Campus where she teaches business and project management courses.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Writing Well-Formed Requirements                       
  • Writing iterative requirements 
  • Managing writing issues
Lesson 2: Structuring and Documenting Content                  
  • Overview
  • Discussing content elements
  • Discussing structure elements
Lesson 3: Applying Technical Writing Skills                               
  • Reviewing Essential skills
  • Examining the 12 rules
Lesson 4: Utilizing Style Guides                     
  • Exploring grammar, diction and style
  • Determining focus words
  • Discussing writing style
Lesson 5: Employing a Requirements Checklist                      
  • Investigating the value of checklists 
  • Examining IEEE checklist components
Lesson 6: Examining Structured Language                
  • Distinguishing formal from informal
  • Using structured language
Lesson 7: Conclusion                        
  • Wrapping up
System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.