ReqSuite® Requirements Manager (RM)

To enable access to relevant information at the push of a button, ReqSuite® RM offers the concept of “views”. In this context, a view is a stored adaptation of the content table(s) of one or more categories, i.e. a saved sorting and filtering of the categories’ elements visualized according to a selected set of columns and a defined number of elements per page. Since views are not predefined in ReqSuite® RM, the menu bar under the item “Views” offers functions to do this individually (see Figure 1).

Figure 1. View management
Creating Views

To create a new view, users must first open the content tables of the categories that will be part of this view. Then they have to customize the content table(s) according to what they want to see, e.g. by filtering, sorting, showing/hiding columns, etc. After that, they can save their definition as a view by clicking on “Manage Views” in the menu bar and specifying the name and description for this view in a window that appears. Furthermore, this window offers the possibility to decide whether this view should be loaded on start (default view) or whether this view should be shared with all other users of this project.

Editing Views

Editing an existing view works with the same window as the initial creation. By clicking in the row of the view to be modified, the user will find the option to change its name, description and whether it should be loaded on start or shared with others. Besides editing these metadata, there is also a functionality to overwrite the view with the customization of the currently opened content table(s).

Deleting Views

Clicking the “Trash” button will irrevocably delete the view. If the view was a shared view, it is no longer available to other users either.

Loading Views

In contrast to the aforementioned functions, the view management window is not required when loading a view. Rather, all views are listed directly under the “Views” menu item in the menu bar. When you click on the name of a view, ReqSuite® RM loads the associated content table(s) as defined.

Important Note: When loading a view, ReqSuite® RM displays the current elements according to the customizing of the content table(s) as defined in this view. However, the view will never restore and display the elements as they were when the view was created. Such a function does not exist in ReqSuite® RM, however, baselines provide mechanisms to cover this aspect indirectly.

Reduced View

If the reduced view is switched on (default), a Project Worker will only see elements of a category if he is responsible by group membership or if he/she is responsible for at least one element in this category. The reduced view can be turned on and off by each Project Worker themselves. Project Managers and Readers will always see all elements.

Loading Last Items

In addition to the actual views, ReqSuite® RM also offers quick access to the last ten opened elements of a user below the “View” menu item. Similar to loading a specific view, a click on the name of this element is sufficient to open its editing window.