users are able to articulate what they need and why,
but face challenges in stating their needs in a form that works well as the
basis for defining a project or product. Key initiatives can be delayed
as obtaining consensus and signoff becomes a challenge. Worse still,
unclear requirements can be signed off, and then interpreted differently by
estimation, design, development, and test teams ultimately leading to difficult
change control or outright project failures.
Most often these
problems are faced by smaller organizations where fewer
resources result in efforts that are focused more on design, development and
testing and not on managing requirements. Formal requirements management
may be perceived as something only large organizations or complex products
require. However, all projects, no matter how small, can benefit from
disciplined requirements management. This is especially true when a
number of small projects come together to deliver a larger business strategy.
Prodigy's Enterprise Requirements Management
solution addresses these challenges for large and small organizations.
Our approach provides the tools and processes to cleanly capture requirements
and manage them from business vision to implementation.
Prodigy works with our client
stakeholders to review and build a full set of prioritized requirements,
objectively stated, and captured in an integrated Requirements Traceability
Matrix (RTM) database.
Because the Prodigy RTM is a
database, it provides the ability to track the
life-cycle of each requirement as it is included in a design/architecture
phase, development phase, testing phase, and deployment phase, with appropriate
signoffs at each stage. The RTM provides the means to ensure that every
requirement selected for implementation makes it through the life cycle and
appears in the final deliverables in a tested and approved form. The RTM
also ensures that sufficient test cases are prepared for each requirement or
Prodigy Enterprise Requirements Management can:
Enhance project quality by maintaining requirements traceability
across the entire lifecycle
Properly place individual projects in the context of a larger
Reduce time taken to document requirements and deliver for
Streamline project estimation, prioritization, and change