GatherSpace Aids Requirements Management for the Cloud

Advanced use-case visualization, agile capabilities, project duplication

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Requirements management and analysis are important facets of software development. Unfortunately, for the average enterprise, the tools used to manage the requirements-gathering process are often too complex and cost prohibitive. GatherSpace.com, a provider of on-demand requirements management software for the agile enterprise, today released GatherSpace 2.0, a fully hosted solution that enables anyone on a project team, such as business analysts and software developers, to clearly define the critical business requirements that drive successful software projects.

The 2.0 version of GatherSpace includes dozens of innovations designed to bring greater clarity to the requirements-gathering process. Some of the most prominent improvements include:

  • Key Agile Capabilities: Agile development methodologies are in use by tens of thousands of teams. GatherSpace has integrated many of the best known agile capabilities directly into its solution, including ranking requirements, iterations, and burn-down reporting.

  • Use Case Model Visualization Tool: The ability to visualize how use-case-driven projects will be used in a graphical interface is critical to helping business analysts clearly articulate their business requirements. Version 2.0 incorporates Adobe’s Flash technology to generate dynamic, graphic oriented use-case scenarios that help reduce time-consuming software rework while improving overall quality.

  • Project Duplication, Import, and Export Capabilities: Project owner can easily duplicate both an entire project as well as the associated data, allowing teams to quickly replicate similar features between projects. GatherSpace users can also import requirements written while offline and export their requirements management space into XML or CSV (comma delimited file), providing them with added project flexibility.

“One of the primary reasons why two-thirds of all software projects fail is due to poor requirements definition,” said Darren Levy, founder of GatherSpace.com. “Businesses of all sizes are under increasing pressure to deliver quality software in less time. To do this, they need a better way to bring all stakeholders to the table to ensure that their business requirements are being clearly and consistently communicated. Because GatherSpace.com is hosted in the cloud, it’s the perfect requirements management solution for today’s dispersed workforce.”

More information is available at www.gatherspace.com.

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