Industry reports often identify several reasons why projects fail and these reasons won’t be hashed out here. Why have projects continued to fail at an alarming rate each and every year? Why do similar requirements get written in so many different ways? Why not share the requirements writing experience with a community of peers for the benefit of all?
While the release of another requirements management tool on the surface seems like just another aide in the belt of a business analyst, experience has shown that what a tool does to identify the relationships between and dependencies amongst requirements, and the relationships between people, that makes for a more informed impact assessment result. At the same time, a business analyst can continue to manage requirements too, in one location but harness the power of an international community; a requirements as a service.
Our philosophy here at Smoothcube™ is that requirements writing and management needs a major overall.
What business analyst’s need, according to our sample research is a real time tool that will help them manage their requirements under a service-oriented approach, understand the relationship of one requirement to many others, whether their requirement package is stable enough to initiate a release into a solution and to provide a matrix for assessing the readiness of requirements as a source for beginning development on a solution; requirements already written and dispersed to the mass using a sharing philosophy is the next real change for business analysts.
SmoothRaaCS™, or Requirements as a Collaborative Service, is about providing a tool to allow business analysts, stakeholders and executive sponsors to collaborate on a project based on the requirements, not specifically the project itself and to leverage the capabilities of a wider audience of business analysts to reap the gains of work already done in similar business domains, like CRM, DRM, ERP, and technical architecture.
Smoothcube™ developers are in the process of bringing SmoothRaaCS™ to market in summer of 2018, an innovative application that will facilitate the way business requirements are captured, related, assessed and prioritized for any project.
SmoothRaaCS™ has the following high level features:
- User profile management
- Group management
- Managing Requirements Projects
- Business Matrix (BM)
- Requirements Index
- Requirements View
- Full Requirements Record History
- Requirements Sharing
- Requirement Change Requests
- Requirement Hours
- Requirements Collaboration
- Requirements Change History
- Requirements Relationships
- Requirements Stability Index (RSI)
- Traceability Matrix (TRAM)
- Editorial Change Insight (ECI)
- Test Case Association
- Link to similar goals and objectives
- Administration Functions
More details to come.
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