The main objective of requirement management (RM) tools is to increase the likelihood that an application will operated as intended and offer its projected efficiency to business. According to Forrester requirement management is all about “The storage of requirements, the tracking of relationships among requirements, and the control of changes to individual requirements and groups of requirements.”
Requirement management is both an operational discipline as well as a tools category. Product managers, business consumers, business analysts and developers utilize requirement management software to maximize the efficiency of their requirement management practices. The greater the development initiative and the more granular the needs are, the more critical is the tool assistance in making the requirement management process a cost-efficient one. This is the reason why firms in industry verticals such as telecommunications, defense, automotive and aerospace have been using requirement management tools to assist their embedded systems development initiatives. In the recent past RM tools have been also extensively used by IT companies.
The requirement management process plays a crucial role in the application delivery process. However, certain incorrect motives inspire numerous requirement management tool purchases. In fact, these tools are not in and by themselves capable of assisting application development shops to accommodate requirement change, enhance requirement quality or attain ongoing traceability. When it is about fulfilling compliance needs and setting up constant traceability, RM tools are just a single aspect that needs to comprise test management tools. While RM tools might have the capacity to avert requirements quality from degrading, its requirement definition tools that identifies the original quality of requirements level.
Today eminent service providers have come up with innovative RM tools that are available through a completely easy and user-friendly interface. These RM tools are a rich deployment of requirement gathering, management, parsing, traceability, intelligent reporting and base lining in a process driven methodology that enables the project groups to efficiently map and manage requirements. The benefits include the following:-
??? Better performance quality
??? Increased productivity
??? Helps to prioritize and evaluate requirements for releases
??? Improved team communication and collaboration
??? Being able to integrate with other tools
??? Automatically manage regulatory compliance issues
??? Helps to upgrade to a complete ALM integration tools solution
It is a fact that no special kind of RM tools is most apt at the present. However, requirement management capacities within ALM integration solutions have the greatest potential and caliber. RM tools have much in common with life cycle tools that it makes no sense for them to be standalone solutions. As vendors are improving the requirement management facilities in their ALM environments, this option will be next to the ideal option.