Your products will only be 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 management serves as an essential practice and framework for engineering lifecycle management. Requirements management tools and solutions can help you better control project scope to save time and money while delivering better insights for product development and enhanced traceability across teams.


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.

Engineering compliance

Build compliance into your end-to-end engineering lifecycle while incorporating industry standards and regulations into your requirements to achieve compliance early on.

Agile and variant management

Streamline engineering processes to enable global collaboration in real time. Digitally manage the entire version and variant process with a shared dashboard by storing data in a central location.

Requirements management tools and software

AI for requirements management

Enhance your engineering requirements management by using Watson AI to create smarter engineering requirements so you can reduce defects and get to market faster.

Application lifecycle management (ALM)

Extend the functionality of application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions with IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM), a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for managing complexity in the systems and software development lifecycle.

Requirements management at scale

Optimize communication and collaboration at enterprise scale across development ecosystems and reduce costs for developing interconnected and intelligent products.

Requirements management case studies

Mercedes-Benz manages automotive project complexity

Dr. Seigmar Haasis, CIO Mercedes-Benz Cars R&D, discusses how leading companies are embracing digital transformation in engineering.

Rail Projects Victoria keeps rail project on time and on track

With IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS® Next software, Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) gained a security-rich environment to collaborate with stakeholders and capture, trace, analyze and manage changes in project requirements.

Gain a competitive advantage for your industry

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management solutions help teams within various industries uncover the benefits of digital transformation.


What is requirements management?

Learn more about what requirements management is and why it is such a key foundational element for successful software and product development.

AI driven requirements management

Explore how engineering teams can employ integrated requirements management solutions to help improve their delivery of increasingly connected and complex products.

Why requirements matter in agile development

Learn the characteristics of an effective requirements management approach and how it can bring value to agile development for regulated IT and complex product development projects.

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