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  • 1. Three Reasons to Throw Away yourRequirements DocumentsSponsored by Link to watch webcast recording on-demand
  • 2. Featured PresentersOur knowledgeable speaker today is: Andy Gurd Senior Go-To-Market Manager IBM Rational Follow on Twitter: @andygurd or find me on LinkedIn
  • 3. The ROI of better Requirements Management$500,000 69% net reduction in the cost of quality$450,000 Return on investment within 6 months$400,000 >75% improvement in productivity$350,000 Rework Testing$300,000$250,000 “In 6 months since deployment we’ve seen a 69% net reduction in the cost of test preparation, testing,$200,000 and rework by using IBM Rational DOORS and an$150,000 improved requirements management process.$100,000 Our team is testing and reworking comparable functionality in one sixth the calendar time and $50,000 one third the person hours. And we are able to $0 better meet the needs of our stakeholders." Before After Mia McCroskey, Senior Project Manager for Product Development at Emerging Health, Montefiore IT Link to full case study
  • 4. Reason #1 - Collaboration • Screenplay/script like requirements • Script / requirements needed to determine impact of any changes • Script / requirements form the hub for co-ordinating successful teamwork Images courtesy of: scottchan / www.freedigitalphotos.net siraphat / www.freedigitalphotos.net digitalart / www.freedigitalphotos.net
  • 5. Requirements collaboration -Documents/Spreadsheets V1 V2Requirements Analyst / User Reqts User ReqtsSystems Engineer Comment on User Reqts Engineering Engineering Team Manager V1 V2 Technical Requirements Technical Requirements
  • 6. Requirements collaboration –Integrated RM Tool Systems Engineer QA Manager “Everyone need to be following “I need to be able to manage the the same process and creating relationship between customer the same metrics and reports” requirements and downstream design” Engineers “I need access to a live central repository and to know that I am looking at the latest approved requirements”Project Manager Developers “I need a process that ensures traceability between my requirements “I need to implement a process that enforces and changes. I traceability between all my project need to know the information and supply chain” status of those changes”
  • 7. But I’m comfortable with docs andspreadsheets, wont this be a difficulttransition? • Familiar hierarchical structure of a document and rich text editing • Columns like a spreadsheet for additional properties • Management of individual requirements for tracking and reuse
  • 8. In-Context Collaboration Collaboration through information discussions or by formal review Email notification available for review updates Dashboard widgets to show review participation and statusNotification to personal dashboard Comments can be used inside or outside of a review
  • 9. Software and Systems Engineering | RationalMBDA Missile Systems Link to Case StudyIncreased customer satisfaction and provided a critical differentiator in a highlycompetitive marketThe need:MBDA’s design teams were widely dispersed, with the challenge to share andunify the specific knowledge of local individual engineers and designers.Communication and traceability across the companys engineering organizationswere complex. They needed to improve and standardize its approach for defining,communicating and analyzing the design for each missile system. “MBDA has the ability to defineThe solution: and model all the requirementsThe client deployed Rational DOORS® and Rhapsody® to provide a model-based of a complex missile system verysystems engineering platform to help widely distributed design and engineering early in the development process.teams analyze and communicate the software, mechanical and electrical This differentiates MBDArequirements of its various missile systems. capabilities in a highly competitive global marketplace.”The benefits: MBDA Missile Systems Reduced typical system design time, speeding time to market, increasing customer satisfaction and providing a critical differentiator in a highly competitive market. Solution components: Speeds identification of design incompatibilities, helping to avoid critical • IBM® Rational® DOORS® programming delays. • IBM Rational Rhapsody® Eased identification and communication of defects in the system, component • IBM Rational Rhapsody Gateway requirements and designs.9 Aerospace and Defense | Complex and Embedded Systems | Systems Engineering | United States © 2013 IBM Corporation
  • 10. Reason #2 – Traceability • Breadcrumb trail = weak traceability • Product & systems development needs stronger traceability • Need easy way to create manage and traceability • Traceability helps with conformance to customer requirements and compliance to regulations Image courtesy of Bill Longshaw / www.freedigitalphotos.net
  • 11. Traceability Standards Stakeholder Requirements Systems Requirements Test Cases Use Cases Subsystem Requirements Test Cases Related Blog Posts: What is Traceability? The uses and value of traceability
  • 12. Traceability – Documents/SpreadsheetsMultiple documents to manage Need a way to identify requirements If a requirement changes, you need to open multiple documents to determine impact and update
  • 13. Traceability – Integrated RM Tool• Multi-level graphical analysis• Traceability views Linked Linked Stakeholder System Subsystem Requirements Requirements Requirements
  • 14. Software and Systems Engineering | RationalInvensys Rail Dimetronic Link to Case StudySpeeds innovation with a unified platform for multi-stage development processesThe need:Faced with demands to keep pace with railway system standards whilesimultaneously meeting customer needs and ensuring its systems’ integrationwith other railway technologies, Invensys Rail Dimetronic needed to modernizeits development processes, from code management to change management. “Innovation and process flexibilityThe solution: are important in allowing us toIncorporated system intelligence into its development process by deploying an differentiate our offerings. We’reapplication development platform that leverages signaling system usage results to now able to ensure that our designmodel system reliability and to highlight areas requiring improvement. Developers can be rapidly adapted, not onlycan analyze requirements changes, quickly modeling, configuring, validating and to customer needs, but to changingdemonstrating the integration of components. Modeling code changes in real-timesupports early error correction. Tracking changes through automated ERTMS requirements,requirements management allows compliance with traceability and safety at a reasonable cost.”standards. Francisco Lozano ERTMS Program ManagerThe benefits: Solution components: • IBM® Rational® Rhapsody Reduced time-to-market for signaling systems products by 40%. • IBM Rational DOORS • IBM Rational Synergy Facilitated 100% compliance rate with ERTMS standards for code • IBM Rational Change traceability and safety. • IBM Rational Publishing Engine • IBM Software Services Reduced cost and risks of development and documentation.14 Electronics | Complex and Embedded Systems | Real-time and embedded | Spain © 2013 IBM Corporation
  • 15. Reason #3 – Agility • Approaches to managing change to requirementsTry to hold back the tide Go with the flow Take control Images courtesy of George Stojkovic / www.freedigitalphotos.net Graeme Weatherston / www.freedigitalphotos.net
  • 16. Supplementing the backlog with moregranular, contextual requirements Prioritized Backlog User Story 1 Roadmap/Strategy, User Story 2 Enhancement Requests, Problem Reports Epic 1 User Story 3 ….. Scenario User Requirement A Storyboard User Requirement B Note User Requirement C ….. Requirements and supporting information
  • 17. Backlog and requirements Prioritized User Stories & Epics Trace to Requirements Modules , Requirements & supporting artifacts
  • 18. Summary • Agility without control = chaos! – Requirements need to persist beyond an iteration – Requirements and supporting information add more granularity to user stories and epics – Link requirements and task management for traceability
  • 19. Summary • Agility without control = chaos! • Traceability provides rationale and context – Retrace to key design decisions and customer requirements – RM tool makes traceability a benefit not an overhead
  • 20. Summary • Agility without control = chaos! • Traceability provides rationale and context • Effective collaboration is essential – Must have access to the right version / view of requirements for your role – RM tool provides informal and formal collaboration techniques
  • 21. Summary$500,000 • Agility without control = chaos!$450,000$400,000$350,000 Rework • Traceability provides rationale and Testing$300,000 context$250,000$200,000$150,000 • Effective collaboration is essential$100,000 $50,000 $0 • Improving your Requirements Before After Management process supported by an RM tool can deliver significant quantitative and qualitative benefits
  • 22. Thank you for attendingPlease visit our sponsor and any of the resources below:• Video: Better requirements. Enhanced business agility. Fast ROI. Featuring Emerging Health, Montefiore IT• Requirements Management on ibm.com• IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation on jazz.net• IBM Requirements Management blog: http://ibm.co/requirementsmanagementblog• Follow on Twitter: @rationalrdm• DOORS LinkedIn Group: linkd.in/WWSF6a

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