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Does anyone have recommendations for a good requirements management tool?
Our organizations has thousands of customer requirements in multiple, individual spreadsheets. There's got to be a better way...you spend days justifying your business case through requirements traceability - and then as you decompose the requirements into work packages & activities - the requirements traceability matrix becomes unmanageable. We often find ourselves competing internally with mutiple project fulfilling the same or nearly identical customer requirements because of spreadsheet version control...there's got to be a better way!
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Thousands of requirements? Maybe a database...or cut some requirements ;-)
Tools must be selected based on your requirements management process. If not you are adquiring a nightmare instead a tool. Today I am using Caliber RM. I used lot of tools because I worked in some of the companies that sells tools. If you ask me, the tool it was more usefull for me is Sparx Systems tool.
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1 reply by Benjamin Janes
Jul 29, 2018 2:38 AM
Benjamin Janes
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Thanks for your response and advice.
There are certainly better options than the defacto MS Excel solution. SharePoint provides nice solutions as it primarily is a collection of lists and sits on top of MS SQL Server with the ability to integrate with MS Project. JIRA also comes to mind. It is possible with an import function from requirements gathering in an excel template into JIRA for execution.

There are plenty of options. But like Sergio points out, the organization has to determine what the requirements and integration needs are to determine the right tool.
Benjamin -

The combination of JIRA and Confluence is a common one for companies adopting agile delivery approaches, but you'll need to put in some guidelines to ensure consistent structure between teams as to how requirements get captured as these tools are very flexible.

For something a bit more structured, you could look at Blueprint...

Kiron
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1 reply by Benjamin Janes
Jul 29, 2018 2:39 AM
Benjamin Janes
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Thanks for your advice. We're looking at both process and enabling tools.
Jira was a good enough for me to start with.
Jul 28, 2018 9:03 AM
Replying to Sergio Luis Conte
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Tools must be selected based on your requirements management process. If not you are adquiring a nightmare instead a tool. Today I am using Caliber RM. I used lot of tools because I worked in some of the companies that sells tools. If you ask me, the tool it was more usefull for me is Sparx Systems tool.
Thanks for your response and advice.
Jul 28, 2018 10:18 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Benjamin -

The combination of JIRA and Confluence is a common one for companies adopting agile delivery approaches, but you'll need to put in some guidelines to ensure consistent structure between teams as to how requirements get captured as these tools are very flexible.

For something a bit more structured, you could look at Blueprint...

Kiron
Thanks for your advice. We're looking at both process and enabling tools.
Thanks for the inputs - we're looking at process and tools. It's a real mess however we look at it.
Agree with points made by Sergio, Andrew & Kiron
Hi PMs ,

Could you please advise on a template for Requirement Analysis Document for IT Network projects.

Appreciate your valuable inputs.

Regards
K.Raghunath
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1 reply by Keith Novak
Jul 20, 2022 3:29 PM
Keith Novak
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You might find the following standard a useful source:

ISO/IEC/IEEE 29148:2018 Systems and software engineering — Life cycle processes — Requirements engineering

I don't know where you can find it for free, but it is available for purchase.
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