CaliberRM is an enterprise
requirements management system designed to facilitate collaboration,
impact analysis, and communication in the definition and management of
changing requirements. CaliberRM helps organizations Â– large, small, or
distributed - effectively manage expectations across the lifecycle so that
projects are delivered on time, within scope, and according to
specification. Designed for ease of use, the intuitive interface and
powerful decision support capabilities of CaliberRM help teams deliver on
key project milestones with greater accuracy and predictability. CaliberRM
also helps applications meet end-user needs by allowing all project
stakeholders — marketing teams, analysts, developers, testers, and
managers — to collaborate and communicate the voice of the customer
throughout the lifecycle. Features include:
- Centralised repository - CaliberRM provides a
central, secure repository for project requirements. By storing
requirements in a common repository, the most current data is available
to the people who need it, whenever they need it.
- Adaptable - CaliberRM is designed to bring
speed and agility to the requirements process.Whether your process is
highly structured or very agile, CaliberRM can be customized to support
the way your teams work. It is easily customized directly through the
GUI or by using helpful wizards; complex and/or proprietary scripting
languages are not required.
- Requirements traceability across the lifecycle
- CaliberRM has an open architecture that permits requirements to be
linked to a variety of artifacts across the lifecycle.Whether it be a
source code file or change request managed in Borland StarTeam, a test
case or test set managed in Mercury interactive TestDirector, or a task
from Microsoft Project, CaliberRM can link requirements to the
- Impact analysis throughout the application
lifecycle - Multiple methods of traceability visualization help users
immediately understand the scope of analysis required to gauge the
effect of a requirements change. Traces are easily created using drag
and drop and can link assets in multiple systems.
- Online glossaries to standardise and define
terminology - Glossaries can also be used to define ambiguous and
untestable terms Â— words that donÂ’t belong in requirements. CaliberRM
helps to refine requirements on the way in, so they don't become costly
defects in later stages.
- IMPROVE COLLABORATION - CaliberRM provides an
enterprise repository that delivers simultaneous, secure, and live
requirements data for all projects. Enjoy using the flexibility of
rich-text formatting and embedded images and tables to express
requirements in a way that makes the most sense for your organization.
- EXPAND YOUR VISION WITH DATAMART - CaliberRM
Datamart is a powerful business intelligence solution that provides
managers with dashboard-style reporting to measure, track, and analyze
the efficiency and effectiveness of the requirements management process.
- MAKE MORE ACCURATE PREDICTIONS - CaliberRM
ESTIMATE Professional includes powerful requirements-based estimation
capabilities that help project managers plan project scope, schedule,
and resources throughout the software development lifecycle with greater
- ACCESS REQUIREMENTS FROM ANYWHERE - CaliberRM
clients are architected to communicate efficiently via TCP/IP giving
team members quick access to live requirements data from virtually
anywhere, even with low bandwidth connections.
- REDUCE LEARNING CURVES WITH EASY-TO-USE GUI -
CaliberRM makes it easier for stakeholders from many backgrounds to
collaborate Â— increasing the amount of usable knowledge available for
developers. In the event of staff turnover, CaliberRM makes it easier
for new employees to get up to speed quickly, helping to reduce risks to
the project schedule.
- RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF IMPORTANT CHANGES -
Immediate notification tied to changes of project requirements means
responsible users wonÂ’t be surprised by changes that are not evident
until later in the development cycle.
- FOCUS ON WHATÂ’S IMPORTANT - Prioritize
requirements by sorting and filtering on cost, priority, or other key
attributes within the spreadsheet views. Views can be created based on
data collected to make the management of requirements easier.
- VIEW COMPREHENSIVE AUDIT TRAIL AND CHANGE
HISTORY - Every change in CaliberRM is automatically audited. Each
change creates a unique history record, highlighting the differences
between one version of a requirement and another, including the reason
for the change.
- LEVERAGING BASELINING TO MEASURE VOLATILITY -
Since CaliberRM captures versions of each requirement, it also enables
baselining - the versioning of a whole set of requirements with each
requirement at its specific version. This baseline provides the
capability to both electronically sign and view a snapshot of
requirements at a point in time. By comparing baselines in a handy
side-by-side report, users can immediately see where volatility,
modifications, additions, and deletions have taken place.
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