Functional design

Having a good set of requirements is not enough to have a design. During the functional analysis phase, the purpose and the boundaries of the system are defined. This produces a general design that gets the approval of the user. The next step is the transformation of this general design to a functional design. For a small application the functional analysis and the detailed functional design can be combined; but for bigger projects the two aspects are distinct and will be separated.

In this 3-day course you learn how to make a functional detailed design, starting from a global design or set of requirements. This facilitates the making of a technical design, which may even be superfluous in some environments.


No public sessions are currently scheduled. We will be pleased to set up an on-site course or to schedule an extra public session (in case of a sufficient number of candidates). Interested? Please let us know.

Intended for

This training is meant for IT professionals with design experience, who are used to work in a project environment.


Experience in an existing IT environment as application builder; or having experience as a functional analyst.

Main topics

  • What is the value of a functional design
  • What are the components of a functional design
  • Communication inside and outside the project concerning the design
  • Data model
  • Process model
  • Architecture
  • Model case
  • Use of UML and other methods and techniques

Training method

Classroom training with interactive exercises. The participants work in small groups on a model case.


3 days.

Course leader

Stevense Professional Trainers.