Did you try out the new RRC 4.0? If not, here is why you should...
VijaySankar 270000E5JQ Visits (4103)
A lot have been talked about CLM 2012 and Rational Requirements Composer 4.0 since their release in June 2012. RRC 4.0 is now available for download from jazz.net.I am sure, most of you have already downloaded and started playing around with it.In this post, I will try to briefly touch base on the enhancements we made in RRC 4.0 and also provide resource links to download, demos and other tutorials.
Essentially the improvements in RRC 4.0 have been around
Combined Definition and Management - A clear and centralized requirements management eliminate redundancy and enable real time development.In RRC 4.0 we have moved the sketching, diagramming capabilities to the Web client to allow creation of rich text, diagrams, visual use cases, storyboards, and rich text based requirements.
Life cycle Solutions & Collaboration - Improved Word/Excel migration and improved collaboration capabilities
Improved Planning & Visibility - Enhanced visibility using traceability across requirements, test and development.Visual and textual scenarios are now supported.Through the customized dashboard users will be able to know what is under work and can quickly navigate to information that is being traced, discussed, or under work at the present time. Data can also be organized in dynamic analysis views to help answer project questions and reports. For RRC 4.0 you can now use the RTC planning capabilities to help priorities requirements before they are defined. This capability allows requirements to be directly aligned with priority and planning.
Support for ReqPro data migration has been improved significantly. Stay tuned for another post on this topic. Meanwhile I encourage you to watch some videos that explains this in detail. The major improvement in RRC 4.0 is with respect to the improvements we have made in traceability. We have further expanded both requirements and life cycle traceability capabilities. A graphical traceability analysis and usage tool has been included in the latest version that enables you to graphically analyze the requirements in detail with enhanced filtering options.Suspect link analysis has also been improved significantly. A suspicion profile can be set and it allows to select the requirement types that you want to assess.This enables to take care of false positives, and discover changes across trace links among requirements and other life cycle elements. Watch the demos provided below to see how this works.
Some other feature level enhancements in RRC 4.0 are
Requirements Composer on jazz.net
Requirements Composer Forum
Rational Requirements Composer Download
A Preview of Links Explorer
A Preview of Suspect Analysis