. Smart Energy Designline: Can you describe (step by step) the working flow of the IRQA software tool?
In one platform, IRQA supports all the activities in the Requirements Lifecycle, providing different techniques to support the various phases (requirements capture, analysis, specification, validation and verification). IRQA also offers complete requirements management and reuse to support product lines and variants.
Figure 3: Graph representing the cyclic Requirements Engineering process
IRQA integrates process support, collaboration and quality in a single, centralized platform, fostering reusability
. Smart Energy Designline: Visure has recently launched IRQA 4.3. Can you identify the areas where more progress has been achieved compared to the previous version?
Editor’s note: Visure Solutions organized its answer in three bullet points:
- Full Traceability
With 4.3, IRQA has consolidated itself one of the best tools in the market for traceability and change impact analysis, providing bidirectional and multi-motive representation for top down and bottom up full traceability analysis.
- Project management
IRQA 4.3 provides new project management capabilities, enabling customers to track large numbers of projects (<1000 projects). It helps customers keep organized by assigning custom attributes (e.g., department, project status, cost, etc.).
Tests and Use Cases are directly related to requirements. Therefore, a collaboration platform is necessary to establish accord and stakeholder consensus.
Tests and Use Cases are directly related to requirements. By extending the common platform to encompass tests and use cases, it becomes easier to understand the relationships and to establish agreement between the stakeholders. To encourage this, IRQA 4.3 includes Test- and Use-Case discussion forums that provide an excellent way to communicate and share the information within the company in an organized manner.