Users are automatically kept in the loop with email notifications and customizable dashboards. These dashboards provide at-a-glance
details regarding team members, project timelines, changes that have been made, and any ongoing reviews
and comments. The IBM requirements management solution is a single source of truth that ties requirements
to every stage of the development cycle.
Information is stored in a central location where users can add attributes to individual statements without changing the
original structure, and filter and sort information based on the supporting characteristics. When a
document is ready for review, stakeholders can make comments directly in the tool. This allows important decisions and discussions to occur easily and be shared across the team.
IBM Engineering Requirements Management allows users to link as they think. These relationships can be displayed, along with
requirements and annotations, increasing the visibility of the project status. Views can be saved,
enabling the team to quickly change the perspective of the data to fit stakeholder needs. Additionally,
dynamic traceability means that as soon as a change is made, the requirements management tool automatically
creates an update. If a downstream requirement changes, it is automatically reflected for the upstream
requirements and test cases. Users can easily see the impact of changes via live dashboard. This helps
teams see a reduction in errors, improved quality outcomes, and better project management.
IBM requirements management tools help your whole team assess the impact of change before it happens, creating a strategy
for change, and then alert users to review a change and act on it accordingly. With a minimum level
of effort, changes propagate down all levels of linked data in the project.
IBM engineering solutions support requirements re-use by allowing the same requirement to be used across multiple projects.
To help reduce the chance of errors during re-use, IBM offers a sophisticated configuration management
mechanism that allows you to create versions and variants of products, systems, and subsystems while
maintaining relationships between the original and its versions and variants. This adds efficiency
to the process, helping you deliver faster.
When you’re developing on a cloud-based platform that integrates stages of a project for complete traceability, achieving
compliance becomes less complex. All activity and changes in requirements can be viewed at any time,
showing linkages throughout a project. The documentation is built-in to help teams conduct reviews
and audits more easily.
Making your data work for you
Whether a stakeholder is interested in compliance, gap analysis, cost, test outcomes, or other information, IBM engineering
tools can automatically create customized views to meet their individual needs. These views are dynamic
and current, changing as the project changes, and can be viewed from the dashboard or printed. IBM
makes your data work for you, so you can spend time being an engineer.