Integrating Requirements and Quality Management
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It is a well accepted fact that, irrespective of whether you are in software engineering or systems engineering domain, delivering results in the least possible time with fewer resources is a challenge all of us face today. Also everyone agrees that requirements management should go hand in hand with the quality and test management to minimize the hiccups one may face during the development cycle. Increasing complexity of applications and systems mandates managing quality across the complete development cycle. Conflicting business needs can be effectively managed if we take an approach of sharing responsibility of managing quality.
Think about an integrated solution that will help you trace-back a test case to a high level requirement, a change in business requirement can be simultaneously updated in your requirements and test cases, a test case failure can be simultaneously associated with a defect and can be highlighted at requirements level - doesn't that look cool and positive in achieving better efficiency and consistency in your deliverable? Integrating requirements management with quality and test management with a seamless flow of information achieves the trick and enables your projects to be on time and make risk management easier.
Learn how IBM Rational's integrated requirements, quality and test management solutions help you manage quality across the product and application development life cycle here