Imagine always knowing you're working with the most recent version of your project's
requirements, or instantly tracing the history of all changes to a requirement, or even
better, being able to easily review all communications that pertain to a requirement. No,
you're not dreaming. You're using workspace.com's requirements management software
For those projects that already have some requirements defined in an MS Word document, this information is easily and automatically imported in to your workspace. The import process will even map things like column headings to the appropriate data fields in your workspace.
Create New Requirements
A familiar word processing editor lets you author your requirements right in your browser. You can even add images, tables, and set data attributes like approval status, assignment, release, or any attribute(s) you define for your project(s). Also, add comments that attach directly to the requirement to facilitate a running dialogue in which the entire team participates.
In too many projects, countless hours are spent trying to build traceability tables and matrices. Your workspace eliminates this tedious, manual effort. Once link relationships are established from requirements to other requirements, test cases, defects, or any other project artifact several types of traceability reports, dashboards, matrices, etc... are produced with a click of the mouse.
Changing data attributes across sets of requirements can be
done in a click. Select the requirements to edit, choose the
new value, such as priority, status, or assignment, and click
save. Bulk edits save time, eliminate mistakes, and free up valuable time for other project tasks.
Merge Requirements into Tasks
Groups of requirements typically become project tasks to be estimated and tracked against a schedule. In your workspace, you can simply select a group of requirements, click a button, and merge them into a single task.
Requirements are automatically organized in a familiar outline structure. Reordering or reorganizing requirements is done by a simple drag and drop paradigm. Icons illustrate status, priority, and approval.
History and Versions
Every change, update, or modification to a requirement is
recorded giving you a "time machine" where you can see the
history of a requirement, what changed, when and by whom.
Knowing where you've been helps you get to where you're
Add new releases that you can track requirements against so your requirements will always be organized and no requirements will be orphaned.
Custom Requirement Types
Organize your requirements by different types in a way that works best for your project. Requirement types can be customized on a per project basis or once for your entire organization.
Sorting requirements to view only those you need to see can be a time consuming and frustrating process. In your workspace, custom filters allow you to sort your requirements in any number of ways such as: requirements without test cases; requirements that have changed in the last 30 days; requirements with unresolved defects.
If a project requires a more agile team, create and track
iterations, and roll requirements into them as simple tasks.
Your workspace is flexible so you can work the way you need
You can organize your requirements by modules that are linked to all of your requirement types. This eliminates the need to recreate new folders for each requirement type. If you have database design and architecture requirements, your workspace automatically accounts for that so you don't have to.