Rational Requirements Composer

Improve your requirements process from definition to delivery

View this demo for an overview of IBM Rational Requirements Composer. Learn how Rational Requirements Composer can help you manage evolving business objectives from requirements to project delivery.

04 June 2012 (First published 12 September 2008)

IBM® Rational® Requirements Composer is a requirements definition and management solution that enables organizations to enhance their requirements processes with easy-to-use definition and management capabilities. Using visual, text and collaborative requirements tools, Rational Requirements Composer enables teams to capture and refine business needs into clear project requirements that drive improved quality, speed, and alignment across the development lifecycle.


Less than 10 minutes


IBM Rational Requirements Composer provides the essential development and business support to define and capture business needs and manage all requirements across a project. It fosters better business and development collaboration in an online requirements community involving a wide set of stakeholders including customers, analysts, developers, testers, and operations/production. Improved requirement quality will lead to faster time to market, less rework, and overall better business outcomes.

Benefits of Rational Requirements Composer include:

  • Unify teams around a common vision and a shared understanding to raise the quality of the requirements that drive your business.
  • Involve all stakeholders and facilitate active collaboration around the requirements.
  • Connect the vision from all project stakeholders (using traceability) to ensure complete coverage from all business perspectives.
  • Reduction in rework: Get requirements right sooner; avoid wasted effort.
  • Enable new team members to become productive faster by making your requirements, business needs, and past discussions readily available.


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