ReqSuite® Requirements Manager (RM)
One of the main functionalities supported by the project work interface of ReqSuite® RM is content management which provides different views on project contents by means of adjustable visualization components in form of a side bar, a graphic chart, and the editing window. Furthermore, ReqSuite® RM features extensive support for exchanging and reusing content data across projects and even across different project and data management tools.
The content bar is located on the left-hand side of the main screen and offers divers functions including project reload, dynamic attribute calculation, and project element search all of which are accessible via corresponding buttons and a text field in the upper bar area. The content bar can be switched between two different views on project contents, a folder view on project categories and a refinement view on category elements.
The content area usually occupies the major part of the main screen and is located right of the content bar. It offers comprehensive functions applicable to individual or groups of project category elements and can be switched between a table view and a board view depending on the configuration of the corresponding project category.
The editing window is a pop-up graphic used to detail content elements and includes divers functions for the manipulation, commenting, reviewing, and versioning of project content data.
The reuse feature allows for exchanging project contents, either directly between projects hosted in the same tenant domain, or indirectly based on standard exchange formats like ReqIF, MS Word or MS Excel. In case of direct project reuse, contents can be exchanged as explicit copies or synchronized as read-only references.
In the course of content management, a Reqsuite® RM user is provided with diverse functions to perform any kind of manipulative tasks related to adding, editing, linking, reusing, assigning, and deleting project content elements. In addition, extensive mechanisms for searching and structuring elements by means of, e.g., folders based on functions known from common file managers are available. Please refer to Figure 1 for an exemplary view on a sample project showcasing the visualization components as introduced above.