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Sap Requirements Management Tool BETTER

Our add-on extends the SAP Solution Manager standard with new features for professional requirements managementSAP introduces business and IT requirements with SAP Solution Manager 7.2. It enables you to analyze, document, and trace requirements throughout a project. You can find more information about the standard functionality in SAP Help Portal.

Sap Requirements Management Tool

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The business process expert knows the specific business process he is responsible for. He is the connection between business department and IT department. He is contacted for new requirements by the business department. He creates the Business Requirement and fills it with information on how it should work.

The requirements manager is the manager of the IT Requirement. He prioritizes IT Requirements, hands the IT Requirements over to the solution architect so the requirements can be evaluated and analyzed. He approves the evaluation and commits from the IT side that the requirement can be implemented for a particular release and date at a specific expense and with a specific capacity and technique.

Modern Requirements4DevOps is a best in-class, gold-medal winning requirements management solution built into Azure DevOps (ADO). It brings teams together under one platform, creating a single source of truth model.

Jama Software provides the leading platform for requirements, risk, and test management. With Jama Connect and industry-focused services, teams building complex products, systems, and software improve cycle times, increase quality, reduce rework, and minimize effort proving compliance.

Xebrio is complete requirements management ecosystem that covers a project development lifecycle from requirements to deployment while facilitating real time collaboration among stakeholders. Requirement changes can be visually tracked and it can be linked to tasks, bugs, test cases, milestones for end-to-end traceability. Xebrio empowers team to always stay on top of schedules, budgets and timelines.

IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next is one of the best requirements management tools. It is a useful tool for optimizing, collaborating, and verifying requirements across the organization. This RM tool allows to capture, trace, analyze and manage changes to information.

Accompa is one of the best requirements engineering tools. It helps users to capture, track and manage requirements for any products & projects. It is cloud-based which means there is no need to download or install

Enterprise Architect is a requirement management tool. It is one of the best requirements traceability tools that integrates seamlessly with other development tools by creating requirements in the model.

ReqView is a simple but powerful requirements management software. It allows capturing requirements in structured documents. It collaborates offline with the team by storing project data on a shared network drive.

Dimensions RM is a useful require management tool. It is one of the best requirement tracking tools that helps to increase visibility and collaboration across business and delivery teams. It offers powerful reporting, tracking and provide end-to-end tractability.

SAP Solution Manager is designed to support the entire lifecycle of SAP solutions and is available to every customer with an SAP maintenance contract. SAP Solution Manager offers several tools to support individual project tasks, such as business process documentation, test management, and software deployment. As of version 7.2, it also offers the Focused Build solution, which enables a preconfigured requirement-to-deploy process within SAP Solution Manager. It includes business demand and requirements management, integrated risk management, and collaboration features that help business and IT work more closely together to manage global development teams. Focused Build follows an agile implementation concept and is very aligned with the SAP Activate methodology.

Using a tool with guided project procedures decreases the risk of deployment failures, enables a real-time status view of all project activities, and helps you keep a centralized source of truth for business processes and documentation.

David Birkenbach is the Go-to-Market Lead of SAP`s Application Lifecyle Management (ALM) products in the regions EMEA&MEE. In his role he is mainly driving the adoption of SAP tools such as SAP Solution Manager, SAP Cloud ALM or in particular Focused Build.

Joerg Marenk works as a senior support engineer for SAP Solution Manager and the Focused Build add-on. As product owner and product manager he is responsible for the continuous improvement of these application lifecycle management (ALM) products.

Joerg started at SAP Support in 2006 before joining the SAP Solution Manager Consulting Team in 2010, delivering implementation projects and services around the world for change control management and IT service management. Since 2016 he has taken part in different SAP S/4HANA implementation programs, working as a Focused Build tool coach.

Stefan Koerner works as an ALM expert for SAP Solution Manager and the Focused Build add-on. Together with his team, he implements application lifecycle management (ALM) processes and tools, especially SAP Solution Manager and Focused Build.

Stefan started in SAP AMS in 2005 before joining the SAP Solution Manager Consulting Team in 2008, where he delivers implementation projects and services for IT service management, process management and testing. Since 2016 he has taken part in different SAP S/4HANA implementation programs working as a Focused Build tool coach.

Michael Skiba is a support architect for SAP Solution Manager and the Focused Build add-on, and product owner for process management-related topics. In this role, he is responsible for the design and continuous improvement of these applications.

Michael started at SAP Support in 2002. Before joining the SAP Solution Manager Regional Implementation Group, he delivered implementation projects and services around the world for process management and solution documentation, and designed services for these areas.

Oliver Schleicher works as a support architect for SAP Solution Manager and the Focused Build add-on, and is product owner for change request management-related topics. He is responsible for the design and continuous improvement of Work Package, Work Item, and Fix Pace, and the applications and guides around setup and configuration.

Safety-critical industries can be flippantly defined as those where a software failure could kill you. Think automotive, aviation, or medical devices as examples. Safety-critical industries use heavy processes to ensure that (especially but not exclusively) software is developed in a safe manner. Heavy processes often need heavy tools. In terms of requirements management, those heavy requirements management tools (RMT*) include DOORS, DOORS Next Generation, Polarion, Jama, just to name drop a few. These heavy RMTs require a substantial investment of time and money to use properly.

We use Ruby in other ways to supplement our Jira-as-RMT. We get Excel spreadsheets for updates to the customer requirements. These are processed by a Ruby script to transform the data into something that can be imported to Jira using its REST API (that script is written in Python). We also have a Ruby script that generates CSV files that can be uploaded to a Neo4j graph database. Using a Neo4j Desktop browser we can generate a simple, but expressive, graph to visualize the linking between requirements.

(Also, I would be remiss if I did not mention one glaring deficiency with Jira-as-RMT: no baselining. Vanilla Jira does not have a baseline mechanism. This blows up many requirements management strategies, especially in safety-critical industries where baselining figures strongly into their certification criteria. We argue that proper versioning the output documents can take the place of in-tool baselines.)

A great deal of hope attaches to requirements engineering and model-based systems engineering (MBSE) when it comes to exploiting new potentials, not just in the product development process (PDP) but across the entire product lifecycle.

Ideally, these processes will also be integrated with SAP ePPM project management, which enables high-level planning of procedures, resource allocation and costing. And finally, we want to integrate our activities into our business portfolio.

The option of linking requirements with SAP objects like materials, parts lists and documents means that information on the requirements that have resulted in the development of the relevant object is retained even after information transfer.

Particularly in change cases, such information is highly valuable because it greatly facilitates impact analysis and closes any gaps in the information chain between requirements and warehousing or orders management.

The SAP EPDs tools for systems modeling also offer considerable potential because of course the system objects are again integrated into the traceability scenarios and can be linked to SAP objects. As just one example, this lets us use a (dys-)function to identify the components involved, analyze interfunctional dependencies or, in disassembly planning, easily determine which components must be included in a recyclable subsystem.

I hope that this article has given the reader an indication of the potentials inherent in an integrated requirements management approach and, where appropriate, systems modeling. Both of them go far beyond conventional engineering. The unique selling proposition of SAP EPD is that it permits easy realization of these potentials even across system and process boundaries.

But beyond alleviating the pain, integrated requirements management and systems modeling by SAP EPD opens up a whole range of new potentials for PLM. As experts for the entire PLM process, we are there to support you in exploiting these potentials.

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