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Top Requirement Management Tools

Requirements management is one of the important job function for Business Analysts. In this post, we are going to list top requirement management tools.

If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It                               

Peter Drucker

 Requirement Management is both art and science. We have plethora of tools available in the market to manage requirements. As a Business Analyst or a Project Manager, you have to use a tool to manage the requirements effectively.

JIRA

JIRA stands out as a leader in requirement management tools market. It comes with out of the box customized workflow templates along with built-in roadmaps, customizable dashboard, comprehensive agile reporting, and Strong Software capabilities such as requirement, test case and task management. Jira supports integration with GitHub, Selenium etc. In terms of software management set up complexity is low as compared to other tools. General technical skills will suffice to manage cloud solution. JIRA supports all agile methodologies like SCRUM, KANBAN etc along with waterfall methodology.

The key aspect of JIRA is that it can manage both Project and Product requirements using existing templates which increases user base exponentially as compared to other requirement management tools.

Techcanvass offers a course on Jira for Business analysts.

 Rational Doors

Rational Doors is the IBM’s accredited tool and is present in the market for more than two decades. It is a comprehensive requirement management solution available in both flavours – cloud and on premise, strong Software capabilities such as track changes, scalability, test tracking toolkits, customizable workflow, and Centralized requirement management. It supports all type of small, large and medium enterprises.

The key aspect of Rational Doors is to focus on centralized requirement management and traceability using track changes at all phases of software development processes.

Modern Requirements

Modern Requirements is the popular tool which is built-in extension to Microsoft’s Azure Devops . It comes with out of box AI inspired BA assistant, multiple visualization options, strong Software capabilities such as requirement management, test case automation, user story generation. In terms of software management set up complexity is low as compared to other tools. It supports all BABOK, BABOK agile etc.

The key aspect of Modern Requirements is to focus on automation capability like BA Assistant, User Story Generation etc.

Visure

Visure is one of the most trustedrequirement management tools in the market. It comes with out of box customized compliance templates for ISO26262, IEC62304, IEC61508 etc along with built-in requirement quality using NLP, strong Software capabilities such as requirement risk management, bug tracking. It supports integration with JIRA, DOORS, JAMA, WORD, EXCEL, etc. Visure supports all agile methodologies like SCRUM, KANBAN etc along with waterfall methodology.

The key aspect of Modern Requirements is to focus on risk management and quality using NLP and Semantic analysis.

SPARX

SPARX is a requirement tool specifically used to manage Enterprise level requirements. It has Strong Software capabilities such as baseline requirements, generate user documentation, Link requirements to use cases, test cases, architecture building blocks, etc.  Manage changes effectively using visual graphs. Integrates powerfully with UML to represent design and enterprise level requirements.

The key purpose of SPARX is to focus on enterprise-level requirements and gives the insight to design using UML diagrams.

 Conclusion

We have reviewed top requirement management tools all with different capabilities and usage. In choosing one of these, one must consider below criteria as listed: –

  • Integration with Different Software’s
  • Effectiveness in handling the type of software development methodology
  • Size of the organization
  • Automation and Traceability
  • Cost

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Abhishek Srivastava is a seasoned IT professional with diverse experience in Banking, Insurance, Utility and Education domains. Managing large accounts, Program management & Developing business solutions has been his forte.An NIT / IIM Kozhikode graduate, He founded Techcanvass (https://techcanvass.com) in 2013. With Techcanvass, He is pursuing his dream of creating an organization imparting quality education to IT professionals. He believes that learning is a lifelong journey and one must never stop learning.He also loves writing and sharing his knowledge. Some of his notable books are ERP to E2RP, UML Modelling for Business Analysts, Business Analysts Practitioners Guide, Software Testing: A practical Approach. All these books are available on Amazon.

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