Requirements Management

screenshot-requirements-1-336x200 Requirements Management codeBeamer’s Requirements Management functionality helps you manage the entire requirements lifecycle from definition all the way through to testing and release.

codeBeamer ALM’s requirements management feature set is tightly integrated into the tool’s overall Application Lifecycle Management capabilities: requirements can be associated with source code, tasks, bugs, issues, tests, releases and all other artifacts, providing end-to-end traceability. codeBeamer is a fully web-based collaborative platform that enables you to define, re-use, share, and manage requirements in collaboration with internal or external stakeholders.

Through its tight Microsoft Office integration (round-trip export-import functionality), document management, wikis, and comments, codeBeamer ALM enhances collaboration, while the requirements libraries let you re-use requirements from similar projects, supporting the management of multiple product variants.

codeBeamer can be easily integrated in your existing development environment via its REST API support, and out of the box integrations with JIRA, ReqIF, Enterprise Architect, MATLAB Simulink and IBM DOORS to name just a few. For a full list of integrations, see our Integrations page.

Requirements trackers & libraries

Capture, collaborate on, rate (by voting), and manage requirements using codeBeamer’s preconfigured, but flexibly customizable requirements trackers. Save these artifacts in libraries for reuse in future projects, saving a great deal of time and effort when managing multiple product variants. Maintain change control with a complete history of all adjustments to requirements. Generate test cases from requirements, and display all relations between work items using the Traceability Browser – you will also be warned of suspected links automatically. Conveniently check the test coverage of all requirements using a dedicated Test Coverage Browser & Coverage Statistics.

Integrations: MS Office, ReqIF, JIRA, IBM DOORS, Enterprise Architect, MATLAB Simulink & more

Facilitate the exchange of data between internal and external stakeholders, and the various software tools and platforms they use. Ensure data consistency through codeBeamer’s out of the box integrations with several tools, allowing you to collaborate and stay on top of changing requirements. Take advantage of codeBeamer’s round-trip export/import functionality: documents can be exported with custom templates, and exported documents handle hierarchies. When reimporting documents, you’ll be notified of any changes, allowing you to approve or reject each modification conveniently.

Advanced Requirement Workflows & Process Enforcement

codeBeamer’s advanced workflows allow the customization of processes and add guards that ensure only authorized personnel can change or add requirements. Process enforcement between requirements, tasks, test cases and other artifacts assists to maintain project quality and the project schedule. Advanced workflows ensure that design, planning and development phases are locked when necessary, until the requirements have reached the appropriate status.

Integrated Test Management

codeBeamers integrated QA & Test Management feature set helps to define test cases, compose test sets and execute tests on multiple hardware and software configurations. To facilitate variants management, tests can be saved to libraries for re-use any time. By associating tests with requirements and releases, codeBeamer ensures complete traceability as well as test result data mining via coverage analysis and customizable dashboards. The test coverage browser provides a simple way to analyse the status and results of tests related to requirements, filterable by trackers, releases and configurations. The traceability browser identifies dependencies between all artifacts such as between requirements and other artifacts. The suspected link feature automatically indicates changes to requirements that might effect other artifacts. codeBeamers QA & Testing also integrates easily with automated testing tools such as Jenkins.

Release Management

codeBeamers Agile Planning Board enables the planning of releases (versions) conviently. Add requirements to Sprints with a simple drag and drop interface. Monitor progress to ensure deadlines are met.

Baselines (Versioning)

Capture the current state of your projects, including all the artifacts and their relations, comments, attachments, etc. in baselines that allow you to “travel back in time”. Follow a complete change history of all your items in baselines. Browse and compare baselines at any point in time, and export reports to facilitate compliance audits.

Advanced Collaboration Features

Ensure efficient collaboration using customizable dashboards, customizable subscriptions (followed items) with e-mail notifications, activity streams, RSS feeds, a commitment planner & tracker, a configurable Kanban board, comments, and advanced workflows to mention just a few. codeBeamer’s collaborative features help you stay in control of all your development processes, and make sure that you’ll never miss any relevant updates.

Features Overview

For a detailed overview of all the features that codeBeamer ALM offers, head over to our Features page.

If you’d like to know more about codeBeamer’s features regarding requirements management, please fill in the following form to download an informational brochure about codeBeamer’s Requirements Management capabilities.

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