Analyze, Structure and Organize Requirements


This two-day course covers requirements analysis and modeling techniques, as well as ways to document requirements to communicate them effectively to your stakeholders. Using hands-on exercises and a case study with example solutions, this course introduces methods and techniques so you can effectively model and document requirements for different audiences or stakeholders.

Topics Include:

  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition Knowledge Area tasks and techniques
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management Knowledge Area tasks and techniques
  • Types and purposes of analysis models
  • Stakeholder and scope modeling
  • Data modeling
  • Modeling and documenting solution requirements
  • Packaging requirements for validation and approval

This course was formerly titled Analyzing and Documenting Requirements.

Who Should Enroll: 

  • Business analysts
  • Executives
  • Functional managers
  • Project managers
  • Programmers interested in expanding their effectiveness
  • Other individuals involved in project work

Learning Outcomes: 

  • How to write a vision statement
  • How to model project scope
  • How to write and review use cases
  • How to create data models and use a data dictionary
  • How to derive requirements from use cases
  • How to write and review solution requirements
  • How to create acceptance scenarios
  • How to package and communicate requirements to different stakeholder audiences


The Business Analysis Essentials class is recommended but not required as the first course in the series. All students must complete this course as part of the certificate program.

Continuing Education Hours: 
Project Management Institute: 13 PDUs-Technical
International Institute of Business Analysis: 12 CDUs
Continuing Education Units: 1.3 CEUs

Applies Towards Certificates:


Save $655 by registering for the Business Analysis Certificate Program, a series of seven courses (including this one) that can be taken in any order. The registration cost for the certificate program is $4,490, while the cost to register for all seven courses separately is $5,145.

Textbook Information: 

It is recommended, but not required, that students purchase International Institute of Business AnalysisTM (IIBA®A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide), version 3.

Additional Information: 

This course includes material and techniques from the Requirements Analysis, Requirements Management and Communication, and Solution Assessment and Validation Knowledge Areas in the International Institute of Business AnalysisTM (IIBA®A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide).

UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate:

If you did not register for the Business Analysis Certificate Program bundle but you are still interested in receiving your UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate, please fill out this statement of intent to let us know. You have three years to complete the certificate, starting from the start date of your first class. If you would like to find out if previously-taken courses count towards the certificate requirements, please reach out to your Enrollment and Success Coordinator at We will present you with your certificate in your final class.


The Center for Professional Education is an Endorsed Education Provider of the IIBA® (EEP # E48092). IIBA®, the IIBA® logo, BABOK® Guide and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. These trademarks are used with the express permission of International Institute of Business Analysis.