Find the Best Requirements Management Tool
Gather and share software requirements with Helix RM.
Let's face it. Using Microsoft Word and Excel to manage and communicate requirements just isn't cutting it anymore.
That's why you need Helix RM.
Helix RM delivers unrivaled requirements management — across the development lifecycle.
You'll be able to:
- Capture requirements.
- Perform requirements reviews.
- Know what requirements are approved.
- Stay aware of requirements changes.
You can use Helix RM on its own, or as part of the Helix ALM suite. You can even use Helix RM alongside bug tracking tools like Jira.
Manage Requirements in One Spot
Perform Requirements Reviews
Communicate With Stakeholders
Track and Trace Requirements
Why You Need Requirements Management Software
It should (and can) be easier to track and manage requirements.
1. Centralize requirements.
Break free of single-owner constraints. Microsoft Office applications silo software requirements — and make it difficult to keep everyone on the same page.
With Helix RM, everyone can work on the most recent, up-to-date requirements. You'll be able to organize (and reorganize) the hierarchy of requirements in real-time.
2. Reuse requirements.
You shouldn't need to create new requirements for every project. But when you manage requirements in Microsoft Office, you don't have much choice.
With Helix RM, you can reuse requirements to:
- Reduce requirements validation.
- Ensure consistency across projects.
- Leverage test case and test coverage work.
3. Decompose requirements.
It's not always easy to translate business requirements into software requirements.
Unless you have Helix RM. Helix RM helps you decompose marketing requirements into product requirements, system specifications, and functional requirements.
When Requirements Traceability Tools Are a Must
Helix RM is the best requirements traceability tool.
Track and trace requirements.
Tracking requirements and tracing them through the application lifecycle is easy with Helix RM.
That's because you'll be able to link requirements to:
- Other requirements.
- Test cases and test results.
- Source code.
- And more.
Create a requirements traceability matrix.
A requirements traceability matrix captures all requirements and their traceability in one spot. If you track requirements in Microsoft Office, you'll spend hours putting a traceability matrix together.
But with Helix RM, creating a requirements traceability matrix takes minutes. That frees you up to focus on the important stuff, like test coverage analysis and root cause analysis.
How to Do an Impact Analysis
Doing an impact analysis helps you effectively manage requirements.
How will you know what will happen if a requirement changes? Do an impact analysis.
Impact analysis helps you understand the impact of requirement change on related requirements (and test cases). This is especially valuable for managing your development schedule and maintaining product quality.
With Helix RM, doing an impact analysis is easy. That's because you'll be tracking requirements and linking them with other development artifacts. When a requirement changes, you'll know exactly which items need to be reviewed.
That means you'll have minimal risk and meet your requirements — every time.
Who Collaborates on Requirements?
Requirements management in software engineering is all about communication.
So, share requirements with everyone who needs to be in the know.
Work together on requirements.
Helix RM makes it easy for stakeholders across your organization to collaborate on requirements:
- Business analysts
- Product owners
- Project managers
- Quality assurance managers
Stakeholders can make 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 don't have Helix RM.
Because everyone will be working from the latest version of requirements, you'll have fewer surprises — and less rework.
Get approval on requirements.
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. Your requirements documents will always achieve sign-off.
Requirements Management Tools for Jira
Are you tracking bugs and managing tasks in Jira? Great — you can keep using Jira (and get more out of it) by adding a requirements management tool. (Because, let's face it, using Jira for requirements doesn't work.)
Helix RM seamlessly integrates with Jira. That means you’ll be able to link requirements to Jira issues — and vice versa. No matter which tool you’re in, you’ll be able to see the status of your requirements and issues.
5 Practices for Reducing Requirements Churn
Requirements churn shouldn't be the norm.
Requirements churn or changes to a product's requirements is inevitable. But there are ways to keep it from becoming excessive.
So, learn five ways you can reduce requirements churn.
Requirements Management in ALM
Requirements management is a critical part of application lifecycle management (ALM).
And Helix RM is just one module of an end-to-end application lifecycle management solution, Helix ALM.
Learn how Helix ALM makes it easy to centralize and manage requirements, test cases, and issues.
Test Case Management
Security and Compliance
Try the Best Requirements Management Software
It's time to take control over your requirements. Try Helix RM free for 30 days. You'll see for yourself how easy it can be to gather, share, and manage requirements — throughout the development lifecycle.
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