When developing products or systems, the use of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools, which help to control the development process, is indispensable.
The process chain consists of many sub-disciplines: from project management through task, source code, requirements and test management to modeling and change/defect management and much more - all areas have different software requirements and different ways of working. But they have one thing in common: Data from the various disciplines must be visible in other areas and changes must be traceable. This is even regulated and required by law, especially for safety-relevant products such as those in the automotive industry or medical technology.
Why is the use of a requirements management tool worthwhile?
Wikipedia defines requirements management as a "management task for efficient and error-free development of complex systems". It is true that "the creation of requirements by itself is not sufficient, but for the realization of a product or system the further process of requirements management is necessary" in order to be able to work successfully.
Requirements come from all persons involved in the development & production cycle of the product or system (stakeholders) - like developers, customers, suppliers, product managers or sales and marketing managers. The arising wealth of requirements and documents - and in the ongoing process also their changes and adaptations - must be structured, traceably documented and made accessible to all participants.
agosense is the leading provider of Tool Integration in Application Lifecycle Management,
IT Service Management and Product Lifecycle Management.
In addition, agosense products are used to simplify and automate the exchange of data
across company boundaries.