Capturing requirements with Business Motivation Model, IBM Rational RequisitePro, and IBM Rational Software Modeler

Use these tools to better understand the who, what, why, and how of business requirements

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Jim Amsden

Date archived: December 26, 2016 | First published: April 01, 2008

Delivering timely, business-relevant solutions starts with understanding the requirements. Good requirements analysis can greatly increase the chances of developing solutions that address the problem. Capturing requirements is facilitated by a clear separation among who, what, why, and how. Managing them requires rich links to the things that fulfill them. This article describes extensions to IBM® Rational® RequisitePro and IBM® Rational® Software Modeler that support the OMG Business Motivation Model (BMM) to graphically model business requirements, the relationships between them, and relationships to the things that fulfill them.

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