Recommended Requirements Management Tools

There exist several tools, specifically designed for business requirements management. Important requirements for business requirements management tools are:

  • Easy to use for business users;
  • Structured approach;
  • Documentation generation;
  • Life cycle integration;
  • Process compliance.

The functional requirements are listed in the order from more important to less important.

Recommended Requirements Management Tools

Excellent tools, meeting most of the requirements for a requirements management tool, are:

Overview of Requirements Management Tools
Tool Key-points Supplier
Optimal Trace
  • Quality of specifications through structure visualization
  • Integration with other desktop software
  • Facilitates structured approach
Compuware website
DefiniteIT
  • Ease of use
  • Integration with other tools
  • Life cycle management
Borland website
Rational RequisitePro
  • Ease of use
  • Method integration
  • Supports distributed teams
IBM website

Other Less Used Tools For Requirements Management

A number of other tools: Axure RM, iRise, Ravenflow, Visio, and Microsoft Office. These tools are not specific targeted for requirements management, and are therefore not recommended.

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