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Requirements Management with TestTrack

Requirement mistakes and scope creep can have the most costly effect on product quality and budget. TestTrack manages the complete requirement lifecycle including planning, workflow, traceability, review, change management, and reporting. It also facilitates collaboration, automates traceability, and helps satisfy compliance needs.

Managing Requirements with TestTrack

Group Requirements into Documents

Requirements Document

Capture Versions as Document Snapshots

Capture Versions

Difference Versions to Focus on Changes

Difference Versions

Review Suspect Changes to Identify Artifacts to Update

Suspect Changes

Quickly Access Traceability Matrices

Traceability Matrix

Features and Benefits

Centralized Requirements Management

  • Centralize requirements management to keep all stakeholders informed of new requirements, help them participate in the review process, and ensure they understand the impact of changes on their deliverables.
  • Track everything that defines a requirement including the requirement description, requirement details, email threads, workflow, versions, documents, links to other requirements, file attachments, folders, and its history.
  • Manage a virtually unlimited number of requirements. Group requirements into requirement documents, easily organize the hierarchy, and share common requirements between documents.
  • Provide web-based access to requirement reviews¬†for all stakeholders with TestTrack Requirements Reviewer.
  • Create requirements from existing requirements, simplifying the process of decomposing marketing requirements to product requirements to system specifications and beyond.

Instant Traceability

  • Automated traceability matrices make it easy to quickly perform coverage analysis by viewing the relationships between related items. For example, you can ensure that at least one test case has been generated for each approved requirement in a project.
  • Requirements document snapshots capture the state of requirements documents at a specific point in time to facilitate tracking changes. Use snapshots to compare requirement document versions and view differences between them, typically in conjunction with project milestones, such as when the first draft of a requirement document is complete.
  • Requirement linking helps you establish relationships between items and manage changes to related items when requirements change. Link requirements to other items including feature requests, defects, change requests, and test cases.
  • Suspect item flagging streamlines and automates change reviews by determining which linked items (requirements, test cases, defects, change requests, etc.) need to be reviewed when a related item changes. The complex relationship between requirements and other development artifacts means if one item changes, related items need to be reviewed to determine if they should also change.
  • Impact analysis reports make it easy to view items related to requirements and understand the impact of a requirement change before you make it. You can perform an impact analysis to view the related items, assess the risk of making changes, and identify the items that need to be reviewed based on the changes.
  • Requirement review features facilitate the review process, letting stakeholders add review notes that appear inline in requirements documents. Emails relevant to a requirement are tracked with the requirement to further facilitate reviews.

    Learn more about traceability in TestTrack

Flexible Import and Export

  • Import and export Microsoft Word documents. Requirement capture often begins in Microsoft Word. TestTrack's Microsoft Word Import Wizard simplifies importing requirements from Microsoft Word documents. For customers or stakeholders who do not have access to TestTrack, you can export requirements documents to Microsoft Word.
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