JAD Facilitation using Use Cases Training


  • Duration: 3 days
  • Brief Description: Focuses on the concepts of how to conduct requirements gathering sessions and how to be an effective facilitator. The workshop provides an understanding of how to build and utilize activity diagrams and use cases for the discovery and testing phase of development.
  • Who Should Attent?: Individuals planning to facilitate, manage or participate in requirements gathering sessions and would like to implement the JAD process for the discovery phase of development. Those who will find this of value are: Facilitators, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Subject Matter Experts, Information Architects, Designers, Team Leads, Creative Directors, Creative Leads, Developers and Engineers.

JAD Facilitation using Use Cases Training


The Joint Application Development (JAD) Facilitation Training Seminar, using a use case driven approach, focuses on how to manage and facilitate for JAD projects. The workshop provides training in facilitation techniques needed for gathering requirements and developing test cases. The seminar focus is:

  • Project management and facilitation techniques
  • Training for use cases with agendas and scripts for facilitating
  • Practical experience in facilitating for requirements gathering

Each participant receives a JAD Workshop Kit with sample agendas and scripts, a JAD Procedures Guide and a Seminar Handbook. Maximum of 10 students.

The objectives of the training are to:

  • Provide an understanding of the JAD deliverables needed for requirements gathering
  • Supply sample agendas and scripts used to capture the JAD deliverables
  • Provide practical exercises for building agendas and facilitating the Problem Statement and Requirements Analysis models, diagrams and notations
  • Give each seminar participant the opportunity to facilitate specific agendas for a JAD project and be provided with feedback and an evaluation by the instructor

Training Content

  • Day 1

    Day 1 am


    Project Management for JAD Projects

    • Overview of Joint Application Development
    • Role of JAD in Agile approaches
    • Timebox methods
    • JAD roles/responsibilities
    • Project Planning
    • Communication Techniques for JAD Projects

    Day 1 pm

    Facilitation Fundamentals

    • Facilitation skills
    • Managing conflict
    • Exercise- Active Listening Skills
    • Common people problems
    • Techniques for facilitating difficult groups
    • Presentation skills
    • Techniques for creative thinking
    • Project Planning and Strategic Planning Agendas
    • Building an agenda
  • Day 2

    Day 2 am

    Exercise- Conducting a short meeting

    • Practice presentation skills
    • Group decision-making and consensus building

    Scoping a Project- Capturing the project issues and scope

    • Constructing the Use Case Diagram (Project Scope) and Management Perspective
    • JAD Agendas, scripts and facilitation techniques
    • Case Study Exercise- Building the Use Case Diagram

    Day 2 pm

    Requirements Gathering and Facilitation Techniques

    • Building the Activity Diagram (workflows)
    • Eliciting Use Cases for business requirements definition
    • Business Requirements Agendas and templates
    • Case Study Exercises – Building Activity Diagrams (workflow) and Use Cases

    Eliciting Detailed Use Cases

    • Detailed Requirements Agendas and templates
    • Storyboarding mock-ups
    • Case Study Exercise- Defining detailed requirements using use cases and mock-ups
  • Day 3

    Day 3 am

    Case Study Exercise

    • JAD Process Simulation each student creates an agenda and facilitates a JAD workshop.
    • The student is given a written evaluation from the instructor.
    • Wrap up