In August 2006, I wrote a post entry on Office 2007 which was still in Beta.
Almost immediately, I received a comment from Mr. Darren Strange – Microsoft. It is a pity that that entry was lost due to the last malfunction of my blog.
Just today that I eventually learned that Mr. Strange is the UK Product Manager for Office 2007. And here’s his Office Rocker!
I’m planning to post some extensive comments on Office 2007 after a few weeks using the product. Most of them are positive.
Bibliography: Let your staff Blog!
Managing thousands of artifacts within the requirement phase alone in a project is not an easy task.
Automation have been provided by these popular software packs
- Documenting Use Cases and documents: Microsoft Word already gives all we need.
- Artifact Repository: Thousands of ways and tools satisfy this purpose. I’d suggest Microsoft SourceSafe and Microsoft SharePoint server.
- Diagram authoring: Rational Rose and Microsoft Visio do better.
- Version control: Many CVS tools are already out there.
- Project Planning: Microsoft Project rocks! Agile’s Product Backlog is also a good tool.
Single solution that addresses most, if not all, issues – a professional Requirement Management Tool that enables the following factors
- Traceability: The efforts spent in traceability are greatly reduced. Hence, productivity and team moral are boost.
- Consistency: In a team of nearly twenty people, it might come out that different artifacts owned by different authors vary slightly in styles, indents, numbering. A tool helps to reduce this factor.
- Requirement linking: Reference to other documents, dependencies, extensions are handled in the form of URL links.
- Use Case-to-diagram generation: Many tools allow users to create flow charts from Use Cases
I recommend this tool: TopTeam Analyst
TopTeam Analyst is RUP-compliant
There are many more requirement management tools, but the reason I am attracted by TopTeam Analyst is that the product is compliant with standards from Rational Unified Process, which I’m am currently working with.
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