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Approx. 2 months to complete

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English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Requirements ElicitationRequirements AnalysisSoftware RequirementsRequirements Engineering

100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

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Beginner Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Requirements Gathering for Secure Software Development

4.5
139 ratings
23 reviews

In Software Requirements Elicitation for Secure Software Development, we're going to discuss the overall software requirements process as it applies in waterfall, spiral, and agile models. You'll learn about each of these processes and your goals as a software requirements analyst. This is not an easy task! Who do you talk to, when, and what kind of knowledge are you trying to obtain, in any software life cycle? How do you handle obstacles as you go? These are the questions we will focus on answering in this specialization.

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Course2

Requirements Elicitation: Artifact and Stakeholder Analysis

4.5
20 ratings

In Elicitation: Artifact and Stakeholder Driven Analysis, you will learn to use both recorded and presently unrecorded knowledge in your elicitation techniques. As you get started in finding out about the new product, you must first learn about the product that was (if there was one) and then learn about the system to be. Oftentimes, you'll find yourself in an environment you know nothing about! This course will help you find ways to learn about the domain, the system that was, and the system to be. Please review: "Who this class is for to determine if you are ready to take this graduate level course".

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Course3

Requirements Specifications: Goals and Conflict Analysis

4.5
15 ratings
1 reviews

In Requirements Goal Development and Language Analysis, we move from the spoken word to precise writing. A first step in this is writing goals. We will talk about goals used in requirements engineering and, from this, writing use cases from what we learn. Use cases can be in diagram and written form. Then- the villains enter- misuse cases and abuse cases are discussed in how we can deal with them in a Requirements environment. In gathering requirements, you'll have many questions remaining. Often this leads to the need of more interviews and group sessions. We'll go through how to handle group meetings, dealing with inconsistency, and handling conflict between stakeholders.

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Course4

Software Requirements Prioritization: Risk Analysis

4.6
31 ratings
2 reviews

Risk Analysis, Assessment, and Prioritization looks at how you can manage conflicts at system levels, but it can also be applied to lower level assessments. How do you manage and document conflict, along with alternatives? In analyzing alternatives, you must consider risks. In this course, we'll look into how to analyze risk, evaluate risk, document risks, and use this information for prioritization of requirements. Qualitative and Quantitative approaches will be covered.

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Kristen Walcott-Justice

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • Approximately 21 weeks

  • None although a vague knowledge of programming and the software development process is helpful.

  • No. Courses can be taken in any order according to your interests and needs.

  • At this point in time, university credit is not offered.

  • You will have the background knowledge necessary to work in product management and requirements engineering overall. You will also benefit as a developer, tester, QA analyst, and designer, as all these are closely tied to software requirements and often rely on the product created in this software development lifecycle phase. As this is a graduate level course, it's also a good preparation for graduate studies, especially those that focus in Software Engineering.

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