These assets supplement EBG’s founder
Ellen Gottesdiener’s book Requirements by Collaboration

The assets include useful checklists, templates, tips, sample questions, and more. When you look inside the book, you’ll see an icon for “Web site.” Here is where you can get these assets to help you in your requirements workshop practice.

Note: these assets are shared for free – as long as you do not charge anyone else for them. Tailor them to your projects and culture. In exchange, please share any revisions or suggestions you think will be useful to others. Contact the author, Ellen Gottesdiener, to share your suggestions.

Assets by Chapter

Part II Introduction

  • Requirements Workshop Work Breakdown Structure (.pdf | .doc)

Chapter 4 Purpose: Sharing a Common Goal

  • Workshop Agenda Template (.pdf | .doc)

Chapter 5 Participants: Roles People Play

Chapter 6 Principles: Ground Rules for the Workshop

  • Questions to Ask Stakeholders about Ground Rules (.pdf | .doc)
  • Example Workshop Ground Rules (.pdf | .doc)
  • Ways to Elicit Workshop Ground Rules (.pdf | .doc)

Chapter 9 Process: Plan the Work, Work the Plan

  • Workshop Activity Design Template (.pdf | .doc )
  • Focus Questions for Modeling Tasks (.pdf | .doc)
  • Other Useful Focus Questions (.pdf | .doc)
  • Using Multiple Learning Styles in Workshop Activities (.pdf | .doc)
  • Workshop Tools for Filtering Using the Sieve Collaboration Pattern (.pdf )
  • Example Expand Then Contract Collaboration Pattern Applied to Listing Use Cases (.pdf | .doc)

Chapter 12 Moving Forward

  • Workshop Business Value Worksheet (.pdf | .doc)
  • Workshop Feedback Survey Form (.pdf | .doc)
  • Workshop Process Evaluation Form (.pdf | .doc)
  • Download All – Download the entire set (zipped file) (.pdf | .doc)

Assets by Type

Templates and Forms

  • Workshop Agenda Template (.pdf | .doc)
  • Workshop Activity Design Template (.pdf | .doc)
  • Use Case Completion Worksheet (.pdf | .doc)
  • Workshop Business Value Worksheet (.pdf | .doc)
  • Workshop Feedback Survey Form (.pdf | .doc)
  • Workshop Process Evaluation Form (.pdf | .doc)

Checklists

  • Workshop Materials and Supplies Checklist (.pdf | .doc)
  • Workshop Room Setup Checklist (.pdf | .doc)
  • QA Checklist for Checking the “Doneness” of Requirements Models (.pdf | .doc)

Questions

  • Questions for Observers (.pdf | .doc)
  • Questions to Ask Stakeholders about Ground Rules (.pdf | .doc)
  • Questions to Ask Stakeholders about Workshop Products (.pdf | .doc)
  • Focus Questions for Modeling Tasks (.pdf | .doc)
  • Other Useful Focus Questions (.pdf | .doc)

Tips

  • Ways to Elicit Workshop Ground Rules (.pdf | .doc)
  • Tips on Facilitating Videoconferences and Teleconferences (.pdf | .doc)
  • Workshop Tools for Filtering Using The Sieve Collaboration Pattern (.pdf)

Examples

  • Example Workshop Ground Rules (.pdf | .doc)
  • Example Expand Then Contract Collaboration Pattern Applied to Listing Use Cases (.pdf | .doc)

General

  • Requirements Workshop Work Breakdown Structure (.pdf | .doc)
  • Using Multiple Learning Styles in Workshop Activities (.pdf | .doc)
  • Download All – Download the entire set (zipped file) (.pdf | .doc)

Additional Facilitated Workshop Assets

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