Requirements Life Cycle Management
The Requirements lifecycle can be a complicated process involving a number of phases. Of course the nature of the process depends on the methodology used; e.g. Waterfall, SCRUM, Agile, etc. Each phase can require a lot of paperwork and potential approvals, in addition to the preparation process for development. This is in contrast to the usual thinking of newcomers to the software industry who think software development is just "writing code".
inteGREAT facilitates following key requirements phases, which in turn helps to ensure comprehensive requirements development.
- Requirements Definition
- Requirements Validation
- Requirements Documentation
- Requirements Management
This is one of the core phases of the requirements gathering process, commonly known as Requirements Elicitation. inteGREAT provides the state-of-art tools to easily elicit and define the required information from clients and stakeholders. Requirements can then be organized in logical folders by product release or sprint. These requirements are further analyzed to prepare facts & figures for Business Analysts to track possible results based on elicitation. This procedure is known as Impact Assessment.
The process of Requirement Validation, in the software requirements lifecycle, includes analyzing the needs or conditions required to meet a new or altered product; taking into account the possible conflicting requirements of the various stakeholders. Validating requirements with inteGREAT is critical to the success of any project. inteGREAT provides a variety of requirements validation tools, each validating the requirements in its own way, providing complete and concise requirements and reducing rework downstream. These tools include Specification Checker, Traceability Viewer, Spell Checker and Wireframe & High Fidelity Simulation.
inteGREAT provides an excellent framework for document creation that generates a wide range of on-demand documents and diagrams catering all project stakeholders’ needs. Along with a built-in library of documents, inteGREAT provides a feature that allows the creation of on-demand customized documents; with the ability to easily modify their style and content. Once requirements are defined, all of these documents can be auto-generated by inteGREAT, thereby improving productivity dramatically. All documents generated from inteGREAT can be published to SharePoint.
inteGREAT not only supports its users in the requirements definition phase, but it is also a complete requirements management tool that enables user to view the synopsis of information. Being a complete requirements definition solution inteGREAT minimizes the hurdles and obstacle that may arise during the whole process of requirements definition.
Being a complete requirements management tool, inteGREAT delivers and manages all of the applicable building blocks of information and lets users: author, validate, and communicate requirements collaboratively for software projects. inteGREAT is designed to provide its users with all the required features to appropriately manage all relevant chunks of information.