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Release Notes ReqSuite® 2.5

ReqSuite® 2.5 offers the following new features and functions

Storable Views

Filter results and sort order can now be saved as private and public views. This makes it possible to obtain all relevant information and requirements at a glance more quickly. Of course, these views can also be exported to Excel at the touch of a button.

Export of Process Manuals

In addition to project content, process manuals for projects can now also be exported to Word. Specifically, the configurations on which a project is based, i.e. the defined requirement types, their relationships, attributes and description templates can now be automatically converted into descriptive documents.

Quality Checks in Englisch

Our test function, specially adapted to the description quality of requirements, has now also been made available for the English language in an initial version. This means that international customers and projects can also benefit from this helpful assistance.

API for Quality Inspection

From now on, the previously mentioned function for quality control of requirements can no longer only be used via the user interface and thus only within ReqSuite®, but can also be used from outside via a Web API. This means that customers who already use another tool for requirements management can also benefit from this function.

Usability Optimizations

Version 2.5 also features some improvements in performance, stability and usability. This ensures that our customers can always work with the latest requirements management tool.

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Release Notes ReqSuite® 2.4

ReqSuite® 2.4 offers the following new features and functions

Quality and Duplicate Control

In order to further improve the quality assurance of requirements, we have integrated a linguistic quality check in the new version. This check is able to identify incomplete or misleadingly formulated requirements. By adding an additional duplicate checker, duplicates and even contradictions in the requirements can be detected and corrected more easily.

Email Notifications

ReqSuite® users can now be informed about events such as changes to (their) requirements or the assignment of new tasks by e-mail. This feature can be switched on and off by the users themselves.

Dynamic Attributes

In ReqSuite® 2.4 values of numerical requirement attributes (such as costs, priorities, etc.) can be automatically calculated on the basis of other attribute values. This allows you to use automated prioritization procedures, for example, or to sum up implementation efforts and compare them with planned values. With this important feature, ReqSuite® gets closer to the goal of a requirements-based project software.

Status Measurement

The dashboard introduced in the previous version has been enriched with analysis functions for measuring retention periods in individual states. This enables you to derive reliable empirical values about the efficiency in different work steps.

Bulk Edit

ReqSuite® 2.4 offers the ability to work on a multiple requirements simultaneously. For example, if you want to change the status of some requirements with a single click, you can do this with no longer need to edit them individually.

Export to Projects

From now on, you can not only import requirements from a reuse basis into a project, but also export requirements from a project to another. This offers, for example, the possibility to build up a reuse basis successively from projects, or to quicky set up projects for detailling high-level requirements from programs or portfolios.

Performance Optimization

The performance of ReqSuite® has been further optimized in this version. The loading strategy has been adapted in such a way that there are no longer any noticeable delays even with large amounts of data.

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REConf 2018 – OSSENO will attend

From 5 to 9 March 2018, the REConf®, now the largest conference on requirements management in Europe, will take place in Munich.

For the 17th time, the “Who’s Who” of requirements management will meet there to discuss the status quo and the future of requirements engineering across all industries.

In addition to keynotes, numerous specialist lectures, scientific papers, introductory and in-depth workshops, the REConf® also lives up to its network character with interactive elements such as world cafes and open spaces. The REConf® is rounded off by a large exhibition of renowned product manufacturers and service providers who have specialised in requirements management.

As in the last few years, OSSENO will be present at 2018 with a presentation and an exhibition stand. The conference motto “breaking new ground” is in keeping with our philosophy, as we have been motivating new trends in requirements engineering for many years and have played a pioneering role in this respect with regard to tool support.

Plan a visit to our stand right now to see the advantages of our ReqSuite® solution in comparison to our competitors’ offers!

In addition, you will learn in our presentation “Requirements-based project and portfolio management” how requirements engineering will no longer remain just a development discipline. We look forward to your visit!

Summary: Requirements are not an end in themselves, but should help to develop the right thing (and if possible only that) within the framework of projects. It has therefore long been known that project management and requirements management influence each other and should therefore be integrated as effectively as possible. However, methods and tools for this are still not properly integrated, which is why the combination of both disciplines is often only done manually and therefore complex and error-prone. The increasing importance of cross-project portfolio and demand management in particular raises the question of how to better integrate relevant processes. The presentation tries to answer this question from a methodical as well as tool-oriented point of view.

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Release Notes ReqSuite® 2.3

ReqSuite® 2.3 provides new features and functions as follows:

Dashboard

ReqSuite® now includes project-specific dashboards that graphically and/or tabularly display relevant metrics and progressions. In addition to an overview of the current state distribution, there are also diagrams for the state progression of requirements as well as for the visualization of relationships and attribute imprints. Relevant information about pending tasks, unstable requirements or recent changes complete the dashboard.

Enhancements in export documents

The MS Word® export has been extended with new tags for creating reports. In particular, counting and summing functions now allow you, for instance, to automatically calculate the effort involved in a release and compare it with estimated values. In addition, the Word export has been extended to include transitive output, so that it is no longer only possible to export direct relationships.

Dynamic value fields

The former attribute data type “Enumeration” has been extended to include dynamic values, which are created during project work, in addition to the values defined at configuration time.

Traceability analyses

The MS Excel® export has been extended to include not only content but also relationships that can be exported and re-imported. In addition, the tabular representation of requirements within ReqSuite® has been extended by new linking operations. Furthermore, traceability graphs have been implemented to see the dependencies of requirements at a glance.

Copy and merge

Requirements can now be copied or merged at the touch of a button within ReqSuite®. This supports in particular work with regard to the distribution of coarse granular requirements or duplicate avoidance.

Optional attributes

In ReqSuite® 2.2, you can now determine during configuration whether a certain requirement attribute must be filled in or only required as an option. This avoids superflous error messages in the completeness overview.

Usability Optimization

To further simplify the creation of new requirements, further usability improvements have been integrated into ReqSuite®.