Why Helix RM for Requirements Management?

Helix RM delivers more than other requirements management tools.

Helix RM makes it easy to collaborate with multiple stakeholders — simultaneously capturing requirements, performing reviews, knowing what's approved, and most importantly, being 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

Manage Change and Analyze Its Impact

Collaborate with Multiple Stakeholders

Perform Traceability Instantly and Effortlessly

Ensure Complete Requirements Specifications

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A Living, Breathing Requirements Document

You can’t do this with Word and Excel.

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. And importing Word docs into Helix RM is simple.

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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Instant Transparent Traceability

Automatic traceability, even for Agile requirements management.

Traceability starts with building relationships. 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.

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!

See every ripple a change will make before you make it.

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, the whole team — business analysts, project managers, engineering, and quality assurance — always has the latest version of requirements available for review, design, and verification. 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

Test Case Management

Organize and Visualize

Reporting

Workflow Automation

Security and Compliance

Collaboration

Scalability

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