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Requirements Quality Assistant

Use an AI assistant to improve the quality of requirements as you write them.

IBM Engineering Requirements Quality Assistant helps to improve the quality of requirements when you write them. As a result your design and test team will also be more effective. Defects are substantially reduced. Further, costs of reviews are very much reduced helping to focus time on the real issues. All leading to reduced time to market.

Requirements Quality Assistant (RQA) is based on IBM Watson power. Using AI in Requirements Engineering empowered by Watson Natural Language Understanding, the Requirements Quality Assistant offers suggestions for quality improvements trained with the INCOSE Guidelines for Writing Good Requirements.  The following issues are tested: Unclear actors or users, compound requirements, negative requirements, escape clause, missing units, missing tolerances, ambiguity, passive, incomplete requirements, and unspecific quantities.

Main Goals of IBM Engineering Requirements Quality Assistant

Reduce Requirements Errors and Project Failures

The requirements analysis phase takes up only 2 percent of total design time, but poor requirements account for more than half of all engineering errors.

Reduce Costs and focus resources

The cost of correcting errors increases exponentially as a project progresses. Thus improving requirements early in the process decrease product development costs and delays by catching errors earlier and reducing rework substantially. Requirement reviews are tedious and need a lot of pre-work. RQA helps to focus on where it is most needed.

Strengthen Requirements

With RQA you isolate requirement issues before you send for manual human review. Further you receive suggestions for improvement based upon a score provided by RQA Assistant – help also to prioritise.

Improve Customer Satisfaction

An early emphasis on satisfying clear requirements leads to better collaboration between different departments and customers , and thus more responsive products and happier clients.

Improve Productivity

In addition, writing complete, consistent and accurate requirements can be tedious, especially if the language is not your mother tongue. This is even more true for new employees. Getting requirements right faster and with the ease from the integrated assistant, at the time when you need it leads to better employee satisfaction and greater products. As a result, you will require less rework and you create more time for value added tasks. Further, as such, you can focus your reviews on the correct meaning and completeness of the requirements and not 0n the correct writing of a requirement.

Features of IBM Engineering Requirements Quality Assistant

  • Grades requirements against 10 industry-leading criteria
  • Becomes “smarter” over time
  • Install where you want and how you work
  • Integrated with DOORS Next and DOORS
  • Works out-of-the-box
  • Customise to suit your needs

Please take up contact with us to set up a POC. You will be amazed about the help you can get to ease your requirements engineering. We are here to answer any questions.

Customers about our services

Bernina International AG

„For Bernina, abstraction, simulation, reuse and automatic code generation are central for a short time-to-market … and therefore the key of our success!"

Giovanni Annunzio

System Architect

Bernina International AG

„The architecture must be set up in the right way and in conformity with the requirements of model driven development – right from the beginning! I strongly recommend to seek for the support of an external, experienced Rhapsody specialist as for example supplied by EVOCEAN and to model the architecture together.“

Giovanni Annunzio

System Architect

Schindler Elevator Ltd.

„Seamless integration of the development environment is one of our critical success criteria. Model Driven Development with Rational Rhapsody®allows us to generate the code for the target platform direct from the UML model. Integrating the debugger saves us enormous amounts of time in developing complex, embedded real-time applications. Thanks to EVOCEAN's support, today we can use this tool efficiently."

Juan Carlos Abad

Project Manager

Schleuniger AG

„Thanks to the fully automatic code generation with Rhapsody® we could accelerate the software development.“

Thomas Nyffenegger

Team Lead Software

Perforce Helix Customer sold to global leading company.

"Perforce Helix Core fully meets our expectations. We have a solution from one source on which we can rely."

Head of Product Development

Schmidhauser AG

"A picture is worth a thousand words. Thanks to Rational Rhapsody® models, we can discuss new functionalities much better with our customers – even without knowledge of the code."

Peter Bode

Project Manager Mobile Drives

Bernina International AG

„Thanks to the models we can visualise new functions and dependencies. A picture says more than a 1'000 words and the graphically modelled abstraction makes life much easier for us developers. At the same time, the automatic code generation based on the models takes over a substantial part of our work!“

Giovanni Annunzio

System Architect

Hamilton Medical AG – Rhapsody

„The direct coupling of design and code with Rhapsody helps us managing the complexity of our products more easily, as design and code remain consistent in the long term.“

Andreas Anderegg

Senior Software Engineer

Kern AG

„Even if the change to Rhapsody required at first additional investment and effort – we have never regretted our decision. The fully automatic code generation from the model makes our life easier!“

Andreas Dubach

Head of Development Systems

Mettler Toledo AG

„Development in the embedded area should be platform independent and the used tools should support this!“

Wolfgang Boos

Head Software Development