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What’s New in Rational Requirements Composer 4.0.1

1. Modules – organize requirements into specifications

  • Analysts can organize requirements into ordered lists and hierarchy groups.
  • Modules have a familiar structure much like the outline of a document.
  • Team members will better understand the format and organization for requirements.

Demo: Brief overview of the Module feature to help you see how to add existing requirement artifacts into a module, author new artifacts, and more.

2. Connect requirements to tests in HP® Quality Center

  • Use the requirements definition and management capability from RRC to manage project requirements being tested using HP Quality Center.
  • Preview tests directly in Rational Requirements Composer against testable requirements.
  • Testers in HP Quality Center will be able to use requirements for testing and reporting.

3. Compare requirements and view detailed traceability

Collection comparison

  • Analysts can compare versioned collection against another version for a change report.
  • Discover differences in project information quicker by knowing what has changed.

Real-time attribute traceability reports

  • Create real-time attribute traceability reports to show the detail for linked requirements.
  • Attribute values are displayed in traceability views and reports.
  • Stop replicating information or needlessly navigating information when you can have one view that shows you all traceability in a single place.
  • Note: When creating links the project member is now the recommended preferred link.

4. Lock requirements when working in multi-user projects

  • Control who can change information to your requirements while you are working.
  • Lock a requirement artifact or multiple artifacts while you are making changes.
  • Apply permanent locks to restrict changes to uploaded content.

5. Exchange and work with requirements offline using ReqIF

  • Export requirements to and from projects using an XML standard format — Requirements Interchange Format (ReqIF).
  • Establish new projects based on existing requirements.
  • Easily collaborate with partners and collaborators using ReqIF exports.
  • Work with requirements offline, and then re-sync to your project.