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What is Application Requirements Management?

Application Requirements Management refers to an organization’s process of managing project requirements roadmap for software-driven products. Application Requirements Management is supported by team communication, prioritization and process formulation, then followed by ongoing analysis and execution. Application Requirements Management entails documenting and tracking agreed-upon metrics relevant to the continuous process of running and augmenting applications.

The idea of Application Requirements Management is for ongoing, continuous activity, to which the outcome of a service or product should directly conform. The process should be agile and adjustable, as the IT team deems necessary.

IT Central Station stakeholders are looking for user-friendly systems with which they can collaborate and share information to implement the best approaches and understating of Application Requirements. These then become Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) within an enterprise.

The term often used by IT engineers “Control Objective Based on the Risk,” refers to the guidance and value provided by control practices. Some of the more popular tools for Application Requirements Management are tools such as HPE Agile Manager, Kovair, Blueprint, Thoughtworks and eDev Technologies.

Applications Requirement Management requires comprehensive documents, spreadsheets, tasks, and the ability to communicate on web-based and mobile platforms. Often the process begins with developing a visual roadmap to document project strategy and tactics. The team will drill down specifications priorities then plan for delivery of Applications Requirements through validation, analysis and product requirements — keeping in mind full traceability.

IT Central Station experts look for the ability to configure and consolidate notes and feedback, plan releases, embed images and collaborate with stakeholders. They want to be able to implement test cases and identify and act upon system defects. This process can live on premises or can be cloud-based.


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Consultant
Engineering Consultant, System Engineer at GE Aviation, UK

What is most valuable?

DOORS is a customizable requirements management tool. The main feature that DOORS is used for is the traceability, which through it you can perform an analysis on the requirements how they decompose down to the lowest level. Also you can perform an impact analysis on the proposed changes and see the cost of your change. History of changes in DOORS is also... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is important to understand that DOORS is just a tool that should help you to manage the requirements, or better documents that needs to trace to other documents in a controllable way providing history of changes and details of the change that do not need to be reported but they need to be stored. It is important to understand also that the first thing before... more»
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Real User
Requirements Engineer at Visteon Corporation
Feb 14 2018

What is most valuable?

The ease in which one can link requirements is very important to the general user since traceability is a core task in requirements management. As an admin and developer, the DXL scripting language allows me to customize and extend DOORS in... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Requirements management is a key activity in any software development process and especially so in safety-conscious industries, i.e. where incorrect software can kill you, e.g. automotive, aviation, medical devices, etc. In these industries... more»

What needs improvement?

Too numerous to enumerate. There are always wants by the DXL development community. Personally I would like to see a copy module function that optionally doesn’t include links and works on a baseline. One huge improvement would be better... more»
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Real User
Software Quality Assurance Embedded Team Lead at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees

What is most valuable?

I am most familiar with the Test and Requirements Management functionality, especially Test. I think the data model has stood up well. The UI is easy to train a new tester on, and the dashboard has be a good tool for others wanted "real time"... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We migrated from TestLog, Excel and Word documents, and are still partially in transition for requirements. With a significant portion of the QA team offshore a web-based solution was needed. We are able to use the tool very collaboratively... more»

What needs improvement?

There are some areas where UI is a little week, and some areas where's it's very good. The ability to track, version and display changes to test cases over time is excellent. While the data model for traceability has been solid, I often find... more»
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Real User
QA Group Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 12 2017

What is most valuable?

* Now, we get automated test cases, where before we did not. It cuts out the construction time of testing, about 75%, is what we found. * It is a store that we keep all of our requirements in where, before projects would come in and we would not have a place where we keep the past requirements so there was always a fight between development, testing, and the... more»

What needs improvement?

The only thing CA does not have today is a testing engine. So they have got the requirements piece, SDLC lifecycle with Rally (or whatever it is called now), but they do not have an engine to house test scripts to really pull together the testing pieces of it like HPE does. Really that is the piece that I would love to see them either acquire, build, or figure... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Senior Manager Test Engineering at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

There are tons of really valuable features. First of all, it's a model-based testing tool and the market of model-based testing is pretty narrow, and there are few offerings. I did extensive research in this area and at the moment CA Agile... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have a number of challenges and one of the methods we use to solve these is model-based testing. That's what we're researching right now. We're doing a proof of concept with Agile Requirements Designer, which is pretty feature rich. ARD... more»

What needs improvement?

I don't know what improvements to make since we are not yet using this in production. We are still in the preliminary stages of testing. I plan to do more research on it. They're already doing the right thing. They're improving the... more»
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Atlassian
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Real User
Managing Director Business Change and Quality Assurance at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

What is most valuable?

Multiple features make this product a delight to use. Using this for backlog prioritization is the key to either kanban or scrum processes. JIRA does a great job of articulating the story and adding elements to the story to help in the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Working in a dev shop that is 100% scrum, this tool is invaluable in its insights to how the process is working. Are the stories written well? Is the team executing on the highest priorities? How is the team executing sprint by sprint? All... more»

What needs improvement?

The reporting out of the box is minimal; I would like to see a report-building capability out of the box. Teams have access to more than a dozen out-of-the-box reports with real-time, actionable insights into how their teams are performing... more»
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Real User
Senior IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 07 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us is the automatic creation of the test cases, based on the models. And the impact analyzer that shows you where your change is impacting your test cases, and the ability to export that to our TFS Instance.

How has it helped my organization?

There are three major benefits. The first one is there is a time savings. It's much faster to create the model than it is to generate test cases. It's much faster to update the test cases in the model than it is to update them manually. The... more»

What needs improvement?

We're actually participating with CA to provide some enhancement requests on new features we'd like to see. I can't think of any specific ones off the top of my head, but I know they are evaluating, and they have already provided us features... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Director Of QA with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 05 2017

What is most valuable?

* The co-monitorial modeling. It lets us reduce the amount of scripts that we need to execute to get complete coverage. That is really important to us. * Traceability from requirements through test cases.

How has it helped my organization?

It has been pretty dramatic. We have rolled it out across many of our digital teams. In the first year, we saw about a 70% reduction in our script creation time. So, we went from five days per sprint to one day, one to one and a half days per... more»

What needs improvement?

* A better alignment to compliance-related requirements and being able to get visibility into those. It is really important for our industry. * Test data: There is Test Data On-Demand and there is the vTDM solution. We would like to see a... more»
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Real User
Software Quality Assurance at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

One of the best features is that you can actually develop some of the business designs in the application and transfer that into scenarios if you don't go out of the detail level. And you can see the coverage. You can get your test cases... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I believe the best thing is that you can automatically generate your test cases.

What needs improvement?

Because of the way it is designed, all the boxes are displayed no matter how many there are. So, the more boxes you create the smaller and smaller they are displayed and you cannot even read it. So it's impossible to design your requirements.... more»
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Atlassian
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Vendor
Analista de Qualidade Pl. at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Sep 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The most important is the Agile management, because we use Agile in our everyday tasks. Also, the task manager is important.

How has it helped my organization?

Before JIRA we had to create our PRDs, our product definitions requirements in another feature, then using another tool to organize the combine with all the JIRA tasks. Now with JIRA Tasks, our product technicians can use the JIRA module to... more»

What needs improvement?

Right now, the Task Management feature and Confluence are separate from JIRA itself. So, we have this problem where sometimes these modules don't talk to each other the way we expect them. So many times, links created automatically from new... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Quality Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* Model building: Creating business process flows * Test case generation: Manual or automated * Automation script creation and management Test data management is coming at the end of March. That will be one of the biggest new leaps for us. We... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We deliver test cases ten times faster and automate in hours vs. days or weeks. We went from 90+ days behind in new automation to full, in-sprint automation with little to no technical debt. Automation maintenance is now manageable. It... more»

What needs improvement?

Adding more connectivity to outside applications and the amount of detail we can export to systems of record could be improved. Otherwise, this is a very solid tool with tons of real valuable functionality. The new release, CA Agile... more»
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Consultant
Senior Consultant at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

We use DOORS to document system requirements and inherit customer equirement maintain standard and conformity. It helps in traceability of requirements and restricts changes to requirements by anyone. In order to make changes to the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

IBM DOORS has helped in keeping requirements wording and structure standard across all customer documents. It's export functionality helps in producing quality requirements with ease within short time frame. This helped in supporting multiple... more»

What needs improvement?

* The product is less configurable in terms of Menu options. The replication of data is not as easy as excel across the rows/columns. In order to replicate, the user needs to go to each cell and make the change * Upon losing connection to... more»
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Atlassian
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Real User
Partner at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 05 2017

What is most valuable?

The configurable workflows and boards make it easy for us to execute and oversee our own unique process. The portfolio feature allows you to conceptualize your roadmap and experiment with various scenarios before committing to execute. Once... more»

How has it helped my organization?

JIRA has created visibility for our IT organization that did not previously exist.

What needs improvement?

There are some minor quirks, such as zero-point stories not appearing in the portfolio scope. We often poke stories at zero points because we have a very small group that needs outside help from time-to-time. We need to track these stories... more»
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Atlassian
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Real User
Website and EComm at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 01 2017

What is most valuable?

Perfect for keeping track of large amounts of bugs, tasks queries and releases for fixes. The SaaS does the job it is supposed to: helps you keep track of your projects. What I like most is the ease of adding users and the obvious nature of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In reality, it's allowed me to raise and keep track of 700 tickets (bugs, queries, tasks etc) effectively. I can track what tickets are in UAT and which ones are coming out in the next software release. It's very simple. It allows all of... more»

What needs improvement?

I have no areas of improvement that I would push. JIRA does what I need - it allows me to assign tasks and to update my project. Any problems that I have found have been more to do with people entering with a lack of details - rubbish in =... more»
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Atlassian
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Real User
Senior Consultant IT Infrastructure at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees

What is most valuable?

JIRA gives you all the features you need for organizing your work within one team and across teams in a very efficient and structured way. It is more than just a ticketing system and more than just a project management tool. It is very... more»

How has it helped my organization?

JIRA helped us to work across teams and sites, while staying efficient and reducing communication overhead to a minimum. Since it plays very well with other Atlassian products, you can make sure that other members of the staff find JIRA issue... more»

What needs improvement?

JIRA is written in JAVA and therefore a bit hard to trouble-shoot. It also is very expensive once you have a lot of users. And since it is very flexible, it can also lead to situations where you loose overview of permissions, custom issue... more»
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Atlassian
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Real User
Principal Program Manager at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

Customization of workflow is a key valuable feature. JIRA comes with a few default workflows, however you can create highly customized workflows depending on your needs.

How has it helped my organization?

Tracking more items in JIRA allows for more transparency of projects; centralized access to latest issues, risks, tasks, etc.

What needs improvement?

Improvements for Cloud version. One such item is available of nested user groups, which is available on server version. Managing a large number of users on Cloud version is extremely challenging due to lack of this capability. I wrote my own... more»
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Atlassian
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Real User
Agile Coach & Sr. Project Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Jun 06 2017

What do you think of JIRA?

Valuable Features The adaptability of the Scrum and Kanban boards for other uses, with careful use of the customization features. • Improvements to My Organization It has simplified our PM work tremendously, as we switched from VersionOne. We have much more buy-in from dev teams and we see a marked difference in productivity. • Room for Improvement Ease of administration and customization. It is really clunky in this area. Also, permissions are nice, but they need more refinement so a project admin has more capability and less reliance on the system administrators. • Use of Solution We have been using this solution for approximately four years. • Deployment Issues There were issues with deployment. Because we use it on-premises rather than in the cloud, for...
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Real User
Test Manager at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 09 2017

What is most valuable?

It removes ambiguity in requirements, meaning that there are fewer demands for clarifications afterwards. We are using it to improve communication between business, tests and development. For testing, it gives a very good view of the test... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The best example of improvement would be better communications available for my project.

What needs improvement?

When you have long flows or models, the display can be problematic, as it necessitates zooming in on the GUI and you lose the full display. As your model grows in size, it becomes increasingly difficult to get a meaningfull view of the entire... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Automation Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 11 2018

What is most valuable?

The modeling, without question. The modeling is a game-changer.

How has it helped my organization?

I think it helps the communication between the testing organization and the requirements group. It helps us to simplify the work. Instead of dealing with individual test cases, you're working with a model. And a lot of people - and I agree... more»

What needs improvement?

I think it's already coming, but more automation aspects involved with it. There is a tab for Automation, but I think it's not robust. I think that it's going to be a crucial element of the tool.
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Lead QA Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are the ease for creating test cases and the automation of the test cases from the user workflows. It will enhance and make the automation part for the testers a lot easier.

How has it helped my organization?

It should allow the teams to create automated test cases a lot faster. They can do their testing within a two week sprint and then get the products released into production a lot sooner.

What needs improvement?

Since we're just beginning to use this application requirements tool, I'm not sure what exactly is missing in it. The biggest thing for us is the effort required to create the workflows. There's a lot of initial work that goes in and if we... more»
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