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In Search of Excellent Requirements
Exploring User Requirements With Use Cases
Writing High-Quality Requirements
Software Inspections and Peer Reviews
Project Management Best Practices

You may also purchase individual copies of the student handouts for these eLearning courses, enhanced with color slide images and slide notes.

The eLearning Advantage

Process Impact's eLearning courses closely replicate a live training experience, except that Karl isn't there in person. These courses play in your browser in the form of Flash movies, with high-quality audio synchronized with the animated slides. Benefits include:

  • Individual training costs much less than attending a course.
  • A site license is far less expensive than holding multiple on-site training sessions.
  • Study just the topics you're interested in at the moment, at your own pace.
  • Review certain topics to refresh your knowledge.
  • Bring new team members up to speed with just-in-time training.
  • Train small numbers of people at a time; no need to fill an on-site class.
  • Provide the same training to team members in multiple locations.
  • Use your own staff to facilitate group eLearning sessions (requires one license per student), answer questions, debrief practice sessions, and localize the material.

Purchasing Options

  • On-line access for one person for one year
  • Site license for unlimited internal use at a corporation or government agency

The purchase price of a single-user license will be applied to the site license price if you upgrade to a site license within 90 days.

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"I have been immersed in the training course AND IT IS WONDERFUL. I'm obtaining my money's worth, in fact, many times over AND saving tons of time."

The feedback from the team members has been overwhelmingly positive and we saw immediate results in the peer reviews conducted for the current project functional requirement and design documentation."

"We found the Process Impact eLearning courses very professional and engaging training. Most of all, they come with quizzes and practice sessions that stimulate discussion and accelerate learning. The module format allows us to conduct convenient 'brown-bag' lunch time training classes and refresher sessions."

"I found your presentation style very personable, as if you were in the same room, talking one-on-one. This makes it all the more enjoyable to learn."

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In Search of Excellent Requirements

   
This comprehensive course on requirements engineering contains considerably more information than that in a typical 2-day live course. The course is based on Software Requirements, 3rd Edition by Karl Wiegers and Joy Beatty, the most popular text on the topic. The course presents dozens of "good practices" for both requirements development and management.

Course description and outline    Course menu and preview    System requirements and license terms    Purchase course handout
  • 17 course modules
  • 257 slides
  • More than 11 hours of audio
  • 22 practice sessions
  • 15 quizzes
  • 11 magazine articles
  • 5 document templates
  • 5 sample requirements documents
  • 7 requirements work aids
  • Dozens of true stories from actual project experiences
Add to Cart Single-user on-line access for one year: $250
Unlimited use site license: $7,500

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Exploring User Requirements With Use Cases

   
Use cases are one of the most powerful techniques for understanding user requirements, by shifting the emphasis from a software system to the tasks users need to perform with the help of the system.

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  • 8 Course modules
  • 119 slides
  • Nearly 6 hours of audio
  • 10 practice sessions
  • 3 quizzes
  • 3 magazine articles
  • Multiple document templates, sample documents, checklists, and other work aids
Add to Cart Single-user on-line access for one year: $150
Unlimited use site license: $4,500

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Writing High-Quality Requirements

   
This course focuses on the nitty-gritty of representing different kinds of software requirements information: functional requirements, quality attributes, business rules, data definitions, and more. The course is based on Karl Wiegers's popular book More About Software Requirements. Other modules address use cases, peer reviews, documenting project scope, and creating alternative views of the requirements.

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  • 9 course modules
  • 147 slides
  • 7 hours of audio
  • 22 practice sessions
  • 7 quizzes
  • 2 magazine articles
  • Multiple checklists and other work aids
Add to Cart Single-user on-line access for one year: $150
Unlimited use site license: $4,500

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Software Inspections and Peer Reviews

   
Inspections and other types of technical peer reviews are among the most cost-effective ways to improve the quality of any software work product. Based on Karl Wiegers's book Peer Reviews in Software: A Practical Guide, this eLearning course is an enhanced version of Process Impact's 1-day live course. The course describes how to perform reviews and inspections, the business benefits they can provide, the interpersonal and cultural issues involved, and how to install a review program in your organization.

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  • 9 course modules
  • 130 slides
  • Nearly 6 hours of audio
  • 5 practice sessions
  • 7 quizzes
  • 3 magazine articles
  • Multiple forms, checklists, process descriptions, spreadsheets, and other work aids
  • Many true stories collected from 15 years of performing software peer reviews
Add to Cart Single-user on-line access for one year: $150
Unlimited use site license: $4,500

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Project Management Best Practices

   
Managing software projects is difficult under the best circumstances. You can reduce the difficulty and improve your chances of success by applying known industry best practices for software project management. This course presents 30 such practices that are valuable for both new and seasoned software managers. The course includes our popular "Project Initiation Handbook." Think of this as Project Management 102. It covers many practices that managers generally only learn through painful experience.

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  • 9 course modules
  • 164 slides
  • 7.5 hours of audio
  • 19 practice sessions
  • 7 quizzes
  • 6 magazine articles
  • "Project Initiation Handbook"
  • 8 document templates
  • Several project management work aids
  • Many true stories from actual project experiences
Add to Cart Single-user on-line access for one year: $150
Unlimited use site license: $4,500

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