Spira-Icon_64x64_biggerIn order to build a reliable and high-end caliber program, software companies are looking to invest in tools to ensure the balance between the budget and the target expectations for the final product.

The two critical moments in software making is on both collaborating and validating stage where the team is looking to build on their ideas and the other is when they are comparing what is in the plan and the end product. Using requirements management software can keep the team organized, concentrated, and updated.

The other benefits of it are the following:

• Precise scheduling
• Less re-working
• Quick time-to-market
• Enlisted or drafted stake-holders
• Capability to forecast budgets

Thoroughly designed requirements management software will allow users to inspect elements in a requirement and test them individually for possible defects. It will show the each functionality and the status of the defects that has been discovered.

Well-designed management software must have the following features:

• Requirements Capture and Management
• Requirements Coverage
• Artifact Associations
• Change History Tracking

Requirements Capture and Management


It should provide the ability to create, edit and manage project requirements in a hierarchical organization that resembles a typical scope matrix. The user should be able to move, copy and filter the requirements according to a variety of criteria, and associate them with a specific release.

Requirements Coverage

The team can look for mappings of test cases that can be used to validate functionality of the product.

Artifact Associations

Users must be able to link each requirement to other requirements or incidents, providing traces between associated artifacts. An example of this is a for asking a change that incidentally turns into a whole new requirement can be linked to preserve the origin of the requirement.

Change History Tracking

The software must track all of the changes made inside the program system, so every member of the team can view the history log including the date, the member who made the change, and what part or information was changed.

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Published by Jonathan N. on May 21, 2013