Requirement management is the starting point of the project teams, a lot of confusion in the process of project development are caused by improper requirement management. Requirement management of project begins with requirements gathering, and through the entire project life cycle, trying to achieve the final product with the best combination of demand.
Requirement management have often been misunderstood as merely the requirement collection and analysis. In fact, the content of requirement management is far more than that, it also includes the requirement of organizations, tracking, review, confirm, and verify. Particular requirement of the tracking, it ensures that all development activities are closely related to users’ needs.
Difficulties in demand management
- Requirement is not always obvious, and it can come from all aspects, it is not always easy to express in words unmistakably.
- There are different types of requirements, the demands vary.
- Correlation between requirements, and requirement is also connected to software engineering processes and other related deliverables.
- Requirement change.
With the evolution of the project, the demand becomes difficult to track.
Inspection requirements management tools
Requirements management tool is one of the most important project management tools, which can promote the success of project greately. Investigation of a requirements management tool, starting from the following points:
- Requirements for basic information is complete.
- The level of requirement for organizations, which means requirements itself is how to organize together.
- Requirements assessment and access control.
- Requirement and version, the test is how related.
- Support requirements change.
Requirements Management Software
IBM Rational RequisitePro is a powerful, easy to use, integrated requirements management products. The Rational family of software products with a wide range of integrated, greatly expanding the function of RequisitePro and other products, to the software engineering life-cycle stages offer a powerful and convenient information search, tracking and management capabilities. Which can contribute to better team communication to help manage change and assess the impact of changes to help verify that all planning requirements are satisfied by delivery of materials, reduce project risk.
IBM Rational DOORS
IBM Rational DOORS formerly famous with Telelogic DOORS, after the acquisition by IBM, was renamed IBM Rational DOORS. DOORS is the oldest business requirements management suite, through the use of DOORS / ERS, can help companies communicate more effectively and enhance collaboration and validation, thereby reducing the risk of failure. Through a variety of demand management throughout the organization and implementation methods, you can make project management more transparent. It allows businesses across geographical and organizational boundaries to run according to international.
Borland CaliberRM is a collaboration based on Web and for requirements definition and management tools that can help smooth coordination of distributed development teams to accelerate the delivery of applications. CaliberRM auxiliary team members communication, reduce errors and improve project quality. CaliberRM helps to better understand and control the project life-cycle management is a Borland Technology & Borland Suite used to define the key content and design work to help the team ahead of the competition. CaliberRM provides a centralized repository that can help the team at an early stage to clarify the requirements of the project in time, when all members are able to keep pace, the content is easy to work with a clear focus. In addition, CaliberRM and leading object modeling tool, software configuration management tools, project planning tools, analysis and design tools and test management tools integrate well. The effective integration helps to better understand the changing requirements of the project size, budget and schedule impact.