10 Steps to Effective Requirements Elicitation

Terrell Smith, MPA, PMP, CBAP
Senior Trainer and Consultant for Corporate Education Group

Course ID: BAW1318 / Duration: 1 Hour / Credits: 1 PDU

About the Webinar

Requirements elicitation is the process of seeking, uncovering, acquiring, and elaborating requirements for business systems. It is generally understood that requirements are elicited rather than just captured or collected. There are discovery, emergence, and development elements to the elicitation process. Requirements elicitation consists of a variety of techniques, approaches, and tools.

This webinar shares 10 steps to effective requirements elicitation, guiding business analysts to deliver successful results. Requirements elicitation is all about learning and understanding the needs of users and project sponsors with the ultimate aim of communicating these needs to the system developers.


You will learn how to:

  • • Understand the application domain
    • Identify the sources of requirements and analyze the stakeholders
    • Select the techniques, approaches, and tools to use
    • Prepare to use the selected elicitation techniques
    • Document your approach and create a “strawman” to generate the right conversation
    • Send input material in advance with clearly defined objectives
    • Elicit the requirements from stakeholders and other sources
    • Assign a scribe for note taking and use document the requirements
    • Use a standardized requirements document template
    • Continue to revalidate the requirements until they are clear and can be acted upon 

About the Presenter


Terrell Smith, MPA, PMP, CBAP, is a Senior Trainer and Consultant for Corporate Education Group. Terrell comes from both business and technical backgrounds, having worked in corporate and government environments. With over 25 years of experience in a wide range of project management and business analysis assignments, he brings concepts to life in a practical easy to apply manner. Terrell has assisted clients in the development of project management methodologies, risk assessments, quality management, agile methods, problem solving, rescuing troubled projects, implementing business analysis best practices, and team building. He has been facilitating classes/workshops for over 10 years in both the traditional and virtual classrooms.

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