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In Search of Excellent Requirements
Exploring User Requirements With Use Cases
Writing High-Quality Requirements
Software Requirements: An Executive Overview
Software Inspections and Peer Reviews
Project Management Best Practices
5-Minute Analyst eLearning Series
5-Minute Manager eLearning Series

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 present the same content as you get in live seminars led by Karl Wiegers, except that Karl isn't there in person. These courses play in your Web browser in the form of Flash movies, with high-quality audio synchronized with the animated slides. The courses closely replicate a live training experience. Benefits of eLearning include:

  • Individual training costs much less than attending instructor-led courses.
  • 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.
  • Avoid travel costs and time out of the office.
  • 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 to fit your situation.

Purchasing Options

  1. CD and single-user license (non-floating license; one user only)
  2. 3-pack of single-user CDs, at a bundle discount price
  3. On-line access (for one year)
  4. CD and site license to have multiple users of the CD or to install the courseware on your Intranet or in a learning management system for unlimited internal use at a corporation or government agency

The purchase price of single-user licenses will be applied to the site license price if you upgrade to a site license within 90 days. Add overnight express shipping for any CD product for an additional $40.

Customer Comments on eLearning Courses

"Of all of the training I've taken to accomplish this feat [of renewing my PMP certification], yours has been the highlight for me. I wanted you to know how very impressed I am with the quality and completeness of the material, and with your impeccable delivery of it! Simply amazing."

Your eLearning courses are really great! They are insightful, rich with knowledge and guidance, and very easy to follow. Thank you very much for your work!

"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 modules collect succinctly in one place what I need to know to attack with confidence the writing of use cases."

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. The preparation work and role-based reviews contribute to a more constructive meeting. The analysts and developers have found several key defects, which they were able to correct early in the SDLC, so that coding and testing were not impacted."

"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. We also found the well-organized modules helped us to tailor and modify the courses for different organizations in our company. 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."

"Excellent! Not only the content, but also the CBT [computer-based training] works fully as intended, and has an excellent and friendly design."

"Just wanted you to know that I'm very happy with your 'In Search of Excellent Requirements' seminar. I think it's very well organized, and the content is very good. Good value!"

"I want to thank you for all your help and eTraining we used to develop our methodology. It has worked wonders so far. Thanks again for the awesome material!"

"I like your eLearning material. Your teaching is good, and the eLearning style is good for me, a non-English native speaker, that I can repeat places I need easily."


In Search of Excellent Requirements

   
In this comprehensive course on requirements engineering, Karl Wiegers presents considerably more information than is contained in a typical 2-day live seminar. The course is based on Karl's popular book Software Requirements, 3rd Edition.

Course description and outline    Course menu and preview    System requirements and license terms    Purchase course handout ($40)

  • 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
CD and single-user license: $495
3-Pack of CDs and single-user licenses: $1,200
Take the course on line: $400
To order an unlimited use site license: $9,995

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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.

Course description and outline    Course menu and preview    System requirements and license terms    Purchase course handout ($30)

  • 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
CD and single-user license: $295
3-Pack of CDs and single-user licenses: $750
Take the course on line: $250
To order a corporate or government site license: $5,995

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Writing High-Quality Requirements

   
This self-paced workshop focuses on the nitty-gritty of writing different kinds of software requirements information: functional requirements, quality attributes, business rules, data definitions, and so on. Other modules address use cases, peer reviews, documenting project scope, and creating alternative views of the requirements.

Course description and outline    Course menu and preview    System requirements and license terms    Purchase course handout ($30)

  • 9 Course modules
  • 147 Slides
  • 7 hours of audio
  • 22 Practice sessions
  • 7 Quizzes
  • 2 Magazine articles
  • Multiple checklists and other work aids
CD and single-user license: $295
3-Pack of CDs and single-user licenses: $750
Take the course on line: $250
To order a corporate or government site license: $5,995

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Software Inspections and Peer Reviews

   
Inspections and other types of peer reviews are among the most cost-effective ways to remove defects from 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 seminar. 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.

Course description and outline    Course menu and preview    System requirements and license terms    Purchase course handout ($30)

  • 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
CD and single-user license: $295
3-Pack of CDs and single-user licenses: $750
Take the course on line: $250
To order a corporate or government site license: $5,995

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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.

Course description and outline    Course menu and preview    System requirements and license terms    Purchase course handout ($30)

  • 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
CD and single-user license: $295
3-Pack of CDs and single-user licenses: $750
Take the course on line: $250
To order a corporate or government site license: $5,995

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Software Requirements: An Executive Overview

Do you need to educate busy managers or your business partners about the key concepts in software requirements engineering and help them understand why solid requirements are fundamental to project success? This eLearning course presents a condensed summary of requirements definitions, major practices for requirements development and management, and ways that emphasizing requirements can actually accelerate software development. The business value of investing in better requirements and better requirements processes is explained. Data shows the benefit of selected requirements practices. Consider facilitating a presentation of this seminar to your senior managers and key user representatives to help them understand why this is such an important topic.

The eLearning version of this seminar consists of 4 modules totalling 95 minutes in length:

  • Introduction to Requirements Engineering (25 minutes)
  • Business Impact of Better Requirements on Projects (20 minutes)
  • Good Practice Summaries (45 minutes)
  • Closing Thoughts (5 minutes)
CD and unlimited use site license: $200
Take the course on line: $25

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