News & Release Notes

News & Release Notes

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.

News & Release Notes

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®.