The constraints of the organization, integrations with existing systems and infrastructure, as well as alignment of the requirements with planned release schedules are also critical to Requirements Management.
Traditional approaches often consist of meetings and interviews with users and other business stakeholders that are then documented in a file, wiki, or perhaps a purpose-built requirements management tool. This method may impact your ability to accurately trace requirements to specific groups and users to prioritize the need both during development as well as for subsequent modifications.
What’s more, these requirements wikis or tools are usually only accessible to developers and the alignment of requirements with releases isn’t available to operations teams or business stakeholders. This means it can be difficult for operations personnel to plan in advance for upcoming releases, thereby causing unnecessary delays. It also means changing requirements are often inadequately communicated leading to unfortunate “go live” surprises.
For the business stakeholder, it means you never quite know whether a requirement has made it into a release and often feel disconnected from the development team during the feasibility, design and build parts of the software development lifecycle.
SVP Product Development & CTO
ITinvolve shatters the barriers found in traditional Requirements Management
- Document requirements and provide an open mechanism for developers, business stakeholders, and operations to collaborate on refining and validating them
- Proactively communicate requirements updates to those with a vested interest through social following
- Model and share the linkage between business goals, requirements, and releases
- Provide real-time transparency into the state of requirements feasibility, design, and build as well as which release the requirement will be delivered in
- Ensure operations personnel benefit from the full context of why the requirements are important to the business