Affordable Enterprise Requirements Management Software

DocSheets - Requirements Management Software

In today’s software and systems development environment, requirements tracking and control is a vital, if challenging, component of successful project management and delivery.

Successful requirements tracking requires each team member to show accountability for the status of all requirements at every stage of the project. A complete and proper flow-down of requirements is the first step for developing a quality product to meet the client’s specific needs. An affordable, easy-to-use and powerful requirements tool is critical to the process. DocSheets is just such a tool.

DocSheets provides effective requirements tracking, simple importing, exporting and baselining, and a traceability matrix that clearly displays the impact changing requirements have on the system and process as a whole.

DocSheets’ Key Benefits & Capabilities

 

Requirements Development & Tracking

DocSheets offers the power of both a word processor and a spreadsheet to effectively track requirements. Easily import your existing Word and Excel documents into the requirements database.

Traceability
DocSheets provides a rich array of features for evaluating the completeness and correctness of the requirements model.

Baselining
DocSheets has a built-in feature for baselining project artifacts that include requirements, design elements, repository files, and diagrams.

Collaboration
DocSheets brings team members together from many locations with web-enabled workflow and configuration management.

Change and configuration management
DocSheets simplifies the development process via integrated, automatic history tracking and baselining features for projects’ artifacts.

Requirements Tracking 

Projects that are not effectively tracked are difficult to control and manage. When a project is not in control, risk identification and management becomes increasingly difficult and can lead to scope-creep, scheduling conflicts and budget overruns.

Effective tracking ensures every project is progressing as planned to meet schedule, cost, and quality goals. Throughout the life of the software/system development process, requirements may need to change in nature, scope and content to become more consistent, precise and clear. Requirements’ connections to other system artifacts also evolve over time, and must be traceable.

Tracking Features Highlights

Automatic identification of requirements.

Easy generation of requirements documents.

Simple analysis of requirements.

Intuitive filters and attributes customization.

Storage of complex objects that can be linked to requirements in a powerful repository.

Ease of requirements reuse across projects.

User-controlled access at the requirements level and with requirements groups.

Shared environment for working collaboratively on requirements.

Trace requirements to design, test cases, project plans and other project artifacts.

Traceability Features

Global traceability matrix shows the relationship between requirements, design elements and associated files.

Quick, easy identification of the impact of requirements changes on the overall system.

Easily find dangling requirements that are not linked to other requirements or test cases.

Use of Boolean logic to identify complex relationships between requirements and other system components.

Striking graphical displays show the relationships between requirements, and provide insights into the model that ordinary reports cannot.

Requirements Versioning & Baselining

Effective baselining and versioning are vital for efficient and thorough change management. Clear and systematic baseline practices provide a way to compare changes and improvements – and to clearly understand the consequences of specific strategies and actions. With well-defined and established baselines, users are able to: anticipate potential problems, define requirements for the future, and establish plans for positive, long-lasting results.

The ability to baseline items manually and automatically.

The ability to compare baselines.

Generate baseline difference reports

Generate History reports

Import/Export

DocSheets’s powerful importing and exporting feature allows a user to interface with other tools such as bug tracking and project planning programs. Requirements may be imported and exported from external sources.

Documents to Database: Easily convert your Word and Excel documents into a requirements database

Database to Documents: Export requirements from the DocSheets to Word Documents, Excel, JSON, HTML, and PDF formats.

Offline Editing: Edit data offline in spreadsheets and reconcile the changes to the database.

Reporting/Documents

DocSheets stores individual requirements, along with links to other system components and descriptive attributes. It also provides a full-feature query facility that uses these links and attributes. The result is a reporting system that is exceptional in its scope and power.

Specific Reporting/Documents Features

  • All data display grids in DocSheets (such as requirements), use a fully-configurable standard reporting tool.
  • Standard reports for tabular data, requirements with/without attributes, projects, and objects.
  • Pie and bar charts by priority, status, release and source.
  • Requirements history reports.
  • Baseline comparison and difference reports.

Project Templates

DocSheets enables the reuse of project settings from one project to another. This feature allows any project to be saved as a template to assist with developing future projects.