Requirements Definition & Management

We can assist you to define and implement industry best practices in Requirements Definition, Requirements Engineering and Requirements Management.

Studies indicate that poor requirements management practices create unnecessary project costs and can cause overruns of as much as 60% in both on time and budget and organizations with poor business analysis capabilities had three times as many project failures as successes.

Clearly, if you can't define the right requirements and manage scope, a project is likely to go off track.

Equally, for an effective testing process, properly defined and managed requirements to test for are clearly an imperative. You can make the testing phase more efficient and cut project overruns by reducing the number of inaccurate, incomplete and omitted requirements and linking requirements to test plans and test cases for traceability.

Using our proven requirements definition and management methodology, BENEFIT can assist you to define and implement a Requirements Definition and Management Process and provide supporting tools as necessary. Leveraging our extensive project experience, we can help you to build a solid foundation for your project using recognized industry standards and tools. The solution is flexible and scalable and supports achievement of project deadlines whilst ensuring high quality and relevant requirements are established and maintained.

Generally we recommend IBM tools, because IBM is a leader in requirements management and its products enable you to follow best practice in requirements definition, requirements engineering and requirements management. The products include:

IBM Rational Requirements Composer

Rational Requirements Composer helps teams define and use requirements effectively across the project lifecycle. Gather, define and validate requirements with your stakeholders using textual and visual techniques in this Jazz-based, collaborative and streamlined solution. View more information »

IBM Rational RequisitePro®

Tools for project teams to manage requirements, write good use cases, improve traceability, strengthen collaboration, reduce project rework and increase quality for organizations creating application software.
»Financial services Web applications
»Retail point-of-sale solutions
»Communications services
»Large payroll applications
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IBM Rational DOORS®

A leading requirements management application for more formal, rigorous requirements engineering and organizations creating manufactured systems and products. DOORS is used in industries such as:
»Avionic and defence systems
»Automotive products
»Medical devices and pharmaceutical IT systems
»Transportation infrastructure
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