Proper requirements analysis and management is the most fundamental project discipline to get right demanding the right skills and tools. Requirements provide the structure and direction for most projects, and drive the entire project process. Capturing and collaborating on project requriements, whether user stories, use cases, functional requirements or business level constraints simply has to be done right for project success.
Everyone knows that incomplete or inaccurate requirements is a leading cause of project failure. That's why efficient, collaborative requirements tools are so important.
This is central strength of Projectricity supporting world-class project information collaboration among team members worldwide. Traceability among requirements is key, but comprehensive project wide traceability is even more powerful when extended to other types of project information such as change requests, defects, tasks, test cases and documents.
A sampling of the attribute types of a requriement follows.
Copy and move branches in the hierarchy
Link requirements to each other independantly of the hierarchy
Requirements, functional, non-functional etc
Use cases, user stories, epics
Alternate grid view for custom queries, sorting and grid-based view/edit
Export grid contents directly to a spreadsheet
Track history of all changes, dates, by whom, etc.
Define releases and group specifications by release
Freeze specifications by release, giving you control over scope creep.
Unique requirement IDs that never change - ever
Track source of each specification
Long description or requirement details
Status and status date
Track lifecycle of specifications from initial identification through production deployment
Quick search by ID, or full specification search capability
Learn more about the common collaborative features most of the tools all share
The main screen in each tool is a powerful reporting interface allowing users to save custom views.
Link virtually any data item to any other for comprehensive project-wide traceability.
Subscribed users are automatically notified when an object is updated.
The "before" and "after" value of each changed data field is recorded and is reportable.
Record dated comments on any data item to capture all the details.