Eliciting Requirements

Eliciting Requirements

The crux of “getting it right” on any project is the ability to give stakeholders what they need, not necessarily what they ask for. Solid elicitation skills are the means of identifying real needs versus the stated needs. In organizations with project professionals who use good eliciting skills, stakeholders have shared expectations and face fewer surprises, team members are more efficient in developing solutions, and project environments are more collaborative and productive.


  • Understand the basics of elicitation and the elicitation process.
  • Use a systematic process for eliciting requirements.
  • Describe and identify the key elements necessary to plan an elicitation session.
  • Learn to develop good questions that can elicit the right information at the right time.
  • Understand the essential steps to conducting elicitation sessions, including how to open and close the session.
  • Learn how to document and confirm elicitation results.

Length and Learning Modes

Live or Virtual classes: 1 Day; Discounts available for teams and for private offerings.


Live Business Analysis Modeling Essentials Course
Live: To help assimilate the tools and techniques learned, there is a mixture of individual and group exercises throughout the course. Students need to be prepared for a high level of participation. Each participant receives a comprehensive student guide complete with examples and handouts.
Virtual Business Analysis Modeling Essentials Course
Virtual Classroom: 1 day of web-based eLearning with a live instructor.
Video On Demand IIBA-AAC Certification Preparation
Video-On-Demand: Video-on-demand with online training portal, and community interaction. This includes 6-months digital access to all training materials.

Development Units

PDUs: 7 CDUs: 7 CEUs: 0.7


This course is designed for business analysts, systems analysts, stakeholders, project managers, and anyone who is involved eliciting requirements and wants to improve their elicitation skills.

Certificate Programs


  • Elicitation Overview
  • Preparing for Elicitation
  • Developing Good Questions
  • Conducting, Documenting & Confirming Elicitation Results


"This course was well thought out and focused on building skills to be a better communicator and business analyst. It was not filled with luff or on the idea of selling the next available class to us.This has been the best class I've attended on the topic of Business Analysis."

Student from Fortune 500 Insurance Company

"I really enjoyed the class. I appreciated the lecture piece - gave me a really solid understanding of the basics of requirements. Coming from the business side of things, this class will help me better articulate business requirements when I'm involved with projects."

Student from Blue Cross Blue Shield

"Excellent instructor! I also liked the handouts, role play, class interaction. This is one of the best technical/analytical classes I've ever had."

Student from 3M

"The ability to interact with my peers was great. I imagine we'll be working to create more detailed business cases to manage"

Student from 3M

"Being on the business end, this class will help me to better understand the BA's role and questions to ask, and then take it back to the business side and business tasks and apply the process there."

Student from Blue Cross Blue Shield

"Material put things in perspective for me. My company has their own processes to follow, but the questions and definitions of terms to gather requirements will allow me to be more effective and productive in meetings/team meetings now that I have this information in hand."

"I will tackle my next project much differently and will be sure to focus on digging deeper when gathering requirements and completely documenting the process."

Student from Homecomings Financial
Virtual Eliciting Requirements Courses
Online - Central Standard Time (CST)
2023 Eliciting Requirements Training Schedule
Jun 21
$795 USD
Aug 9
$795 USD
Oct 11
$795 USD
Dec 6
$795 USD
VOD Eliciting Requirements-1 Day Course
Video on Demand
Video on Demand
At your own pace
$395 USD
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Eliciting Requirements Training Locations

Our courses are held at conveniently-located training facilities.

We apologize, but we do not currently have any Live courses scheduled.