Requirements management

Increased predictability of project outcomes

Requirements management is a vital ingredient in delivering the connected products at the heart of the Internet of Things. It helps teams to deliver the right products and improve outcomes by better managing the impact of change. A best practice requirements management solution can help cut development costs by up to 57%, reduce time to market by up to 20% and lower the cost of quality by up to 69%—reducing rework and increasing the predictability of project outcomes.

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IBM requirements management solutions allow stakeholders throughout the project to collaborate on requirements. Traceability can be maintained between requirements and other engineering artifacts to help organizations demonstrate compliance.

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Getting it right the first time

Discover three ways that requirements management can help save time and money.

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Agile development—Why requirements matter

Learn how requirements management fits into an agile world.

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IBM requirements management solutions offer products that help you capture and manage needs, requirements and traceability throughout the product development lifecycle.

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Getting it right the first time: 3 ways requirements management can help you save time and money

Learn how to improve collaboration increase traceability and achieve information transparency with IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation.

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Unifying requirements and design with a simplified requirements analysis workflow

Discover how the workflow provided by the IBM Solution for Systems and Software Engineering simplifies the way that systems engineers and software developers can trace requirements to design information.

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Achieving sustainable requirements across the supply chain with Rational DOORS

Learn how your investment in requirements can be sustained across your tool chain, supply chain and future requirements management needs.

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Best practices in managing requirements in Energy and Utilities industries

Paul Fechtelkotter, Segment Leader for Energy & Utilities sector at IBM, discusses best practices for managing requirements in a compliance-driven industry such as energy.

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Work Smarter with IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation

Learn how proper requirements management solution implementation can help reduce your development costs by up to 57%, accelerate time to market by up to 20% and lower the cost of quality by up to 69%.

Role of requirements in systems engineering lifecycle

Find out how to grow the value of requirements by collaborating with colleagues from other disciplines.

The future of requirements in agile product development

Dr. Keith Collyer discusses how requirements management and traceability must evolve as vital aspects of agile systems engineering and software development processes.

Applying requirements to the lifecycle development

IBM expert Bernie Coyne discusses the application of requirements management best practices across the lifecycle to improve both products and project outcomes.

Meeting your FDA design control needs with requirements and change management

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Improve requirements management with IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation

Watch the Video IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation brings you a smarter way to manage requirements and build the products that meet the needs of your customers.

IBM Rational DOORS and requirements management at Raytheon

Watch the Video Raytheon creates large, complex products for its customers, so it must get the product requirements right. IBM Rational DOORS provides them with the traceability, scalability and extensibility that they need.

Better requirements. Enhanced business agility. Fast ROI.

Watch the Video Emerging Health Information Technology has improved care while controlling costs through better requirements management tooling and processes. Rational DOORS has delivered rapid ROI and reduced time-to-market.

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Ditch the documents and spreadsheets - Manage requirements efficiently and more accurately with IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation

IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation offers effective requirements management capabilities capturing relationships and managing dependencies.

Ten steps to better requirements management

Requirements definition and management can deliver a faster return on investment. This white paper explains the characteristics of a good requirement and presents ten steps to better requirements management.

Five key areas for accelerating automotive innovation

Learn how to manage the increasing complexity of automotive products with a comprehensive development approach.

ISO 26262 compliant usages of IBM Rational DOORS in safety critical E/E-projects

This white paper examines ISO 26262, CMMI and SPICE requirements and matches them with the capabilities of IBM Rational DOORS.

Reducing the risk of development failure …with cost-effective capture and management of requirements

A leading analyst, David Norfolk of Bloor Research, discusses how managing requirements is a key enabler of success and how it plays a vital role in satisfying the increasing focus on regulatory requirements.

Staying in tune with the fast changing domain of requirements management is a challenge. Here are some resources to help you connect with thought leaders, discover best practices and network with peers. Subscribe to our blogs, interact with requirements management experts or watch the latest demos and videos to stay ahead.

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    Projects that lack requirements quickly fall into many of the typical traps that lead to project failure. Learn how requirements improve the complete development lifecycle.
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