Why Helix RM for Requirements Management?

Helix RM lets you see more of the big picture than other requirements management tools.

Helix RM gives you clear visibility over the entire project — making it easy to capture requirements, perform reviews, know what's approved, and most importantly, stay aware of changes.

With Helix RM, you can define a rich taxonomy of requirement types and their relationships to ensure complete requirements specifications and simplify requirements decomposition.

As a standalone tool, Helix RM provides strong requirements management. As part of the Helix ALM suite, you can perform forward and backward traceability to quickly produce matrix reports, verify the test coverage of requirements, and even trace requirements to source code changes.

Centralize and Organize Requirements

Simplify Requirements Decomposition

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Easily Perform Requirements Reviews

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Clearly Communicate with Multiple Stakeholders

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Automate and Strengthen Traceability

Ensure Complete Specifications

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Always Accessible Requirements Documents

Helix RM ensures the requirement you're working with is always the latest version.

Helix RM lets you centralize requirements to break free of the single-owner constraints Office applications place on documents. You can organize (and reorganize) the hierarchy of requirements, just like a document, but everyone shares in real time. You’ll always be working from the most recent, up-to-date requirements.

Helix RM also lets you reuse requirements to reduce requirements validation, ensure consistency across projects, and leverage test case and test coverage work. You have the ability to classify requirements based on multiple taxonomies, including safety and risk for safety-critical products. Helix RM can link risks to systems requirements and tests for risk analysis and control.

Helix RM makes it easier to decompose marketing requirements into product requirements, system specifications, and functional requirements. As you decompose, Helix RM maintains hierarchy and build traceability for each requirement's point of origin.

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Automatic, Transparent Traceability

Helix RM beats all the other requirements management tools for ease of traceability.

Helix RM makes it simple to link requirements to other requirements, test cases, test results, even source code to provide upstream and downstream traceability of development artifacts. These artifacts link automatically to the requirement that spawns them, as soon as they are created.

Focus on test coverage analysis, root cause analysis, and other relationship-based analysis with Helix RM's traceability matrix. Recoup the hours of manual effort required to create and maintain these; with Helix RM, it takes minutes.

When Helix RM is used as part of the Helix ALM suite, you can effortlessly generate test cases from approved requirements to validate requirements are implemented correctly.

Bonus: Test cases are automatically linked to the parent requirement.

 

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Warning! Changes Ahead!

Helix RM simplifies impact analysis for effective requirements management.

Helix RM gives you the ability to take snapshots of requirement documents at key milestones, to facilitate tracking and comparing changes later on. And Helix RM's suspect item flagging automatically highlights development artifacts linked to a requirement, including other requirements, that need to be reviewed when a requirement changes.

You can use Helix RM's impact analysis reports to shine the spotlight on risk. Impact analysis is a valuable tool for helping you understand the impact of a requirement change on related requirements and test cases — important information to manage schedule and quality.

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Effective Collaboration Means Fewer Surprises

Share with everyone, even if they don’t have access to Helix RM.

With Helix RM makes the latest version of requirements available for review, design, and verification to the entire team — business analysts, product owners, project managers, engineering, and quality assurance. No one is working from outdated requirements, so there are fewer surprises and less rework.

Helix RM gives your team visibility and a voice. They can view and compare historical versions, see related artifacts, add comments or notes, provide estimates, even enter work performed. Their requirement review notes appear inline with requirements. Relevant emails are also tracked with the requirement.

Helix RM makes it easy for all stakeholders to participate in the requirements review process with lower-cost, review-only licenses. See each other's comments in real-time — from work, home, or on the road. You can even export requirements documents to Microsoft Word for customers or stakeholders who do not have access to Helix ALM.

Need to reach consensus, know who has reviewed requirements and, more importantly, who you are waiting on? Helix RM keeps communication flowing and can even nag unresponsive stakeholders so your requirements documents achieve sign-off.

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5 Practices for Reducing Requirements Churn

Featured Guide

Requirements churn or changes to a product's requirements is inevitable, but there are ways to keep it from becoming excessive. Download this guide to learn five practices that will help you reduce unnecessary churn and keep your project on time and on budget.

Requirements management is only part of our complete ALM story.

Helix ALM is a single, integrated solution for centralizing and managing requirements, test cases, issues, and other development artifacts and their relationships.

Issue Management

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Test Case Management

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Organize and Visualize

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Reporting

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Workflow Automation

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Security and Compliance

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Collaboration

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Scalability

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