Project Management Institute

Requirements: The Good, The Bad, and The Models to Close the Gap with Geraldine Mongold and Betsy Stockdale


Topics: Project Management Business Analysis | Benefits Realization | Requirements Management | Stakeholder Engagement

This course starts with the perfect introduction for anyone looking to hone their team’s skills and knowledge around eliciting requirements. It will help experienced business analysis teams level-set across an organization on requirements terminology and concepts, with an emphasis on the importance of understanding business objectives to manage scope, including extensive practice with these skills. This course will teach the students to recognize different types of requirements and get an introduction to techniques for elicitation, scope management, models and requirements review. The visualization portion of the class provides intermediate and advanced business analysts, project managers, and product managers an incredibly powerful addition to their skill set through requirements modeling techniques. The content dives deeper into more than a dozen requirements models and when to use them. Understanding how to select models provides you with the ability to communicate with any audiencecustomers, developers, product managers, and senior management.

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What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the value of requirements (models) 
  • Understand various elicitation techniques 
  • Create clear requirements using the attributes of a good requirement and requirements set 
  • Analyze requirements for gaps using requirements models
  • Apply techniques for managing requirements
  • Understand how to measure the quality of requirements
  • Create requirements models to organize complex information rather than using only thousands of "system shall" statements
  • Understand 15 different types of Requirements Modeling Language (RML®) models, including process flows, ecosystem maps, report tables, business data diagrams, and feature trees
  • Analyze and select the right model for the appropriate audience and situation
  • Understand how the proper use of models allows you to ensure the completeness of your requirements
  • Understand different types of models and how they relate to each other
  • Apply learned concepts to use models together and create a complete understanding of the system
  • Integrate models with any development methodology, from waterfall to agile

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.
Technical Leadership Strategic Total
CAPM / PMP / PgMP 14 0 0 14.00
PMI-ACP / Agile* 2 0 0 2.00
PMI-SP 0 0 0 0.00
PMI-RMP 0 0 0 0.00
PfMP 0 0 0 0.00
PMI-PBA 14 0 0 14.00
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*Please note that the asterisked row above applies to all PMI Agile certifications, this includes DASM, DASSM, DAVSC and DAC.

Seminar Instructor(s)


Geraldine Mongold

Geraldine Mongold is a Senior Product Manager and PMP with Seilevel in Austin, Texas. Through her eclectic career she’s been a soldier, linguist, software engineer, project manager, business analyst, marketing consultant, middle school teacher, and yoga instructor.

As a self-proclaimed people person, Geraldine’s favorite part of the software business isn’t technology, it’s people. She loves working with diverse stakeholders to figure out their needs and help them solve problems and achieve their goals.


Betsy Stockdale

Betsy Stockdale is a business architect at Seilevel, a professional services company based in Austin, Texas. Seilevel’s approach to requirements drastically cut features from scope, enabling projects to be successful while still delivering the needed business value for Fortune 1000 companies. Betsy is responsible for leading projects to develop requirements following Seilevel’s Requirements Modeling Language (RML™).

Business Analysis Experience:

  • Developed requirements for a variety of systems such as: purchasing card system, shipping application, faculty management system, policy administration system, online reconstruction program, card on file for future purchases, loan origination system, online site search, online product support, web services, project management, tool integrations, and business process design.
  • Led requirements teams for more than 40 projects. 
  • Led business analysis team assessments, making recommendations to improve the skills and processes for business analysis organizations.
  • Provided training for numerous organizations, and presented at events such as PMI Global Conference, Building Better Business Conference, Keep Austin Agile, IIBA and PMI chapter meetings, IIBA and PMI Development Days, BA World and Product Camp Austin.
  • Led elicitation with end users, marketing, sales, and partners to define new product requirements. Worked with engineering to prioritize and implement requirements following both waterfall and agile processes. 

Betsy has worked with clients such as The Walt Disney Company, Caltech, Daman Health, UCLA, JPL, City of Hope, Shell, Union Bank, Argo Group, Dell, Blue Cross/Blue Shield NJ, ARM, Pervasive.

Course Information

2 Days
17 - 18 May 2021


Member Price
(US$1456.00 before 6 April)
Non-Member Price
(US$1612.00 before 6 April)
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