What are the best practices for requirements management?

Your products are only as good as the requirements that drive them. For systems engineers to manage the growing complexity of connected products, they need better visibility into changes, deeper insight into data and shared tools for global collaboration.

Requirements traceability

Link individual artifacts to test cases for full visibility of changes in engineering requirements as they happen. Capture all annotations, maintain them and make them easily accessible.

Variant management

Digitally manage the entire version and variant process while monitoring the progression of the system through a shared dashboard. Store data in a central location and present it in document format.

Engineering compliance

Incorporate industry standards and regulations into your requirements to achieve compliance early on. Building compliance into the end-to-end engineering lifecycle makes achieving compliance less complex.

Agile management

Streamline engineering processes to enable global collaboration and the reality of a single source of truth. Build confidence in the teams doing the work by showing them the value of their efforts in real time.


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Facilitate dynamic traceability of requirements

Today’s products are vastly more complicated than their predecessors, meaning engineers have to deal with an avalanche of design requirements. It takes an entirely new approach to manage the volume and complexity of requirements, critical to verification, compliance and traceability.

Manage versions and variants in one place

Today’s systems-of-systems require a configuration management mechanism to create versions and variants of products, systems and subsystems while maintaining relationships between the original and the new. A shared, digital dashboard stores data in a single location.

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Build compliance into your end-to-end engineering processes

By developing on a platform that integrates project stages for complete traceability, achieving compliance becomes less complicated. All activity and changes in requirements can be viewed at any time, showing relationships throughout a project. The documentation is built-in to help teams conduct reviews and audits more easily.

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IBM Requirements Management

Capture, trace, analyze and improve requirements of connected products

Agile software development

Innovate faster with agile software development and delivery

Model-based system engineering

Improves the manageability of engineering projects

Test management

Reduce time to market without sacrificing quality

Functional safety and compliance

Enhance compliance management across your product development lifecycle

Client success

Mercedes-Benz embraces digital transformation with requirements management tools

Learn how Mercedes-Benz is re-engineering the way its teams work by using IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management tools to save time while innovating next-generation systems for customers around the world.

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