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Webinar: Functional vs. Nonfunctional Requirements

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In this webinar, Mark Monteleone describes and compares functional and nonfunctional requirements and how to document them using declaratives, user stories, and use cases in the context of software applications. Mark starts the webinar by briefly reviewing the source of business needs; enterprise analysis. He then lists four requirement levels. 

  • Business; needs that are required to compete or be in compliance 
  • Stakeholder; what stakeholder capabilities are needed to realize business needs 
  • Solution; what product or service requirements are needed to provide stakeholder capabilities and under what conditions are the capabilities effective and efficient 
  • Transition; what product or service requirements are needed to ensure a smooth change in implementing the new capabilities. 

With that quick background, Mark focuses the webinar by further decomposing solution requirements into functional capabilities and nonfunctional conditions and formally defines the word requirement. He highlights how these requirements are documented by business analysts using: 

  • Action Verbs for functional requirements with references to business rules, and 
  • Adjectives and nouns for nonfunctional requirements with embedded metrics.

Mark then shows how functional and nonfunctional requirements are documented using declaratives, user stories, and use cases. To ensure clarity, he wraps-up the webinar by providing several examples of functional capabilities paired with nonfunctional conditions using the above techniques.

** Eligible for PDUs, CDUs. ** 

Mark Monteleone, CBAP/PMP Independent Consultant

With over 40 years of experience, Mark Monteleone is an independent consultant and author of “The 20 Minute Business Analyst: a collection of short articles, humorous stories and quick reference cards for the busy analyst.” He has also written several articles in Modern Analyst, BA Times, BA Connection, International Association of Facilitators (IAF), and Global Flipchart. Mark instructs courses on business analysis and project management plus consults on business applications and projects in more than 35 countries.

FEATURED SPONSOR:  IREB (International Requirements Engineering Board) 

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By santharam @ Sunday, March 3, 2019 12:57 AM
Good session. Explains the concept with examples well.

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