Polarion Software : Managing requirements your way, with Polarion Requirements
In computing science terms, requirements management remains an immature discipline. While best practices surrounding the requirements management process and tooling continue to advance, there is tremendous opportunity for organizations to tighten up their product development process through greater maturity of the requirements management discipline. Failure to properly define and manage requirements is often at the root of software project and product failure. It is a business reality that customers and management rarely know, or can describe in exact terms what they want at the end of the day. And too often, these same business sponsors will change their mind midstream – causing requirements to change. The impact of change even early in the project causes a downstream ripple effect, impacting project schedules, deadlines, delivery dates, and staffing commitments.The ultimate goal of requirements management is, at the end of the day, to ensure that the final product meets the needs of the business.While this seems like a simple task, the process of articulating business needs or specifications especially for complex products or software applications is immensely difficult, and requires significant elicitation and communications expertise and advanced technologies to absorb, and manage detailed requirements and groups of requirements through to successful product/project delivery.