How to Write an Effective Equipment User Requirement Specification (URS)

Description:

User requirements should be the starting point of any project you are working on. Time well-spent developing solid user requirements will help you enormously further down the line when you need to test your new equipment and associated software. A poorly written URS can result in miscommunication between the end-user and the equipment or system manufacturers which in turn can lead to wasted time, money and also project delays. In this course, we will learn how to write an effective Equipment URS.

Curriculum for this course:
Introduction
Overview 1 min 12 secs
Learning Objectives 1 min 20 secs
Who Should Take This Course? 50 secs
Course Modules 58 secs
Module 1: URS Basics
What is a URS? 1 min 20 secs
Benefits of a URS 1 min 33 secs
Regulatory requirements 1 min 42 secs
URS preparation process 1 min 19 secs
Step 1: Identification of the URS team 1 min 39 secs
Step 2: Outlining the scope 1 min 08 secs
Step 3: Information gathering 1 min 01 secs
Step 4: Data analysis & draft URS document 1 min 10 secs
Step 5: URS reviewed by designated reviewers 1 min 20 secs
Step 6: URS reviewed by designated reviewers 1 min 29 secs
Equipment URS document structure 1 min 44 secs
Knowledge check 1 min 30 secs
Module 2: How to Write User Requirements
Key considerations 1 min 19 secs
Writing the specification and project cost 1 min 31 secs
Legal action 1 min 09 secs
A typical example 1 min 30 secs
Contract fundamentals 44 secs
The requirement specification template 1 min 14 secs
Requirement specification template – tips 58 secs
Citing regulatory standards 1 min 28 secs
Citing regulatory standards – example 1 min 21 secs
Citing regulatory standards – basic format 1 min 49 secs
Performance Vs design objectives 51 secs
Performance Vs design objectives – specification example 1 min 44 secs
HPLC/GC example 1 min 33 secs
Quantities 1 min 55 secs
A quantities example 36 secs
Verification of requirements 1 min 40 secs
Verification of requirements – examples 1 min 50 secs
Tolerances 1 min 17 secs
Tolerances – examples 1 min 19 secs
Acceptance criteria 36 secs
Acceptance criteria – examples 1 min 10 secs
Warranty 1 min 40 secs
Warranty continued 1 min 53 secs
Knowledge check 1 min 25 secs
Module 3: How to Create a Bullet Proof URS
The starting point 25 secs
Get SMART 42 secs
Clear & concise 24 secs
One requirement at a time 49 secs
Change control 1 min 25 secs
Testable 40 secs
Avoid duplication 47 secs
Prioritize requirements 51 secs
Design review & traceability 39 secs
Not fully defined 1 min 19 secs
Clear communication 1 min 30 secs
Business and process knowledge 1 min 39 secs
Ownership 1 min 01 secs
Typical equipment URS 50 secs
Requirement planning pitfalls 1 min 25 secs
Module 4: Suppler / Vendor Management
Audit your vendors and suppliers 1 min 30 secs
Compare your vendors and suppliers 1 min 15 secs
Functional or design specifications 1 min 10 secs
User documentation and training 1 min 46 secs
Requirement planning pitfalls 1 min 31 secs
Final Exam
Certification
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