The integrated requirements management discipline recognizes that requirements do not exist in a vacuum. Via process, product and technology integrations, integrated requirements management gives all team members the ability to trace back to requirements with every lifecycle activity, enabling them to ensure that the application they are creating is aligned with business goals. It provides a way to keep requirements up to date as business demands change and to predict what software will be affected when a business process changes.
Chances are your company is growing increasingly dependent upon software. Software is probably running your business processes. Or perhaps you embed it into the “smart” products you manufacture. Or maybe software is your business and you produce products, business applications or components for systems that others create, such as cell phones or networks. If these descriptions sound accurate, you’re probably feeling pressure to produce newer, better capabilities within a shorter time-frame. And if you can improve your ability to quickly deliver high-quality, business-driven results through your software applications, you can help strengthen your competitive position. But innovation and speed alone will not place your organization at the head of the pack. Now more than ever, it’s critical for companies to align software investments with their overall strategy and goals to solve real business problems. Whether you are implementing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) package or running an e-commerce Web site, you want to avoid becoming yet another statistic in the software project failure saga that continues to make front-page news. Integrated requirements management can play a critical role in helping to ensure that your business goals and IT investments are continuously aligned—whether you are sourcing, integrating, building or maintaining software. We can work with your business to help you use requirements in the very best way.