Requirements Management

An integrated approach to requirements and quality management

Ensure project success with requirements management

Requirements elicitation, management and analysis are the cornerstones of successful software delivery projects. In a recent industry study, organisations surveyed identified that unstable and changing business requirements were the number one cause of project failures [Capers Jones, 2012]. Organisations with poor business analysis and stakeholder engagement capabilities can expect three times as many project failures as successes. With proper requirements management and definition, organisations can reduce project overruns by as much as 20 percent by limiting the number of inaccurate, incomplete, and omitted requirements.

IBM® Rational® software offers best practices in requirements management and definition proven to save time and money by helping you:

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Rational Requirements Composer

Requirements management and definition using a collaborative approach, enabling stakeholders and IT teams to provide input, get clarity, achieve consensus faster, and adapt to changes quickly.

Rational DOORS Next Generation

Advanced requirements management, traceability and impact analysis capabilites for complex systems engineering organisations.

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Visual Requirement Definition and Management for Agile projects

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Managing requirements 101: a refresher


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Requirements-driven quality for agile software delivery

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How Raytheon manages requirements traceability, scalability, and extensibility with IBM Rational DOORs.