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IBM 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
  • Customiseable 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

Hamilton Medical AG

„Employing our platform strategy and Model Driven Development with IBM Rhapsody® enables us to bring our innovations rapidly to numerous ventilation solutions.“

Gion Durisch

Head of Software Development

soplar s.a. – Training

„Starting to use Rational Rhapsody®without coaching or training is not recommended. Understanding the why behind certain processes is essential to working effectively. Training with EVOCEAN was very valuable for me in this regard."

Vitali Mozgovoi

Software Developer

SIX Financial Information Ltd

„The EVOCEAN continuous improvement method stabilized our processes and had a positive influence on the quality and on the satisfaction of the employees. I would recommend to use this approach at any time. Continuous improvement must become a part of everyday work."

Michael K. Steinhöfel-Cordova

Head of Quality Management

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!“

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Head of Development Systems

MCS Engineering AG

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Eric Gutmann

Project Leader

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

Rhapsody User Group

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Stefan Singler

Software Engineer

Mettler Toledo AG

„I would recommend Rhapsody anytime – by using Rhapsody I can reach a new level of programming and efficiency.“

Wolfgang Boos

Head Software Development

Mettler Toledo AG

„Now the advantages of our solid foundation work will have a large impact. A model is easy to adapt and maintain and new functions can be integrated very fast. In combination with the automatic code generation and testing we now will be strikingly faster… with a consistent high quality. Today we save time and money – not least thanks to IBM Rational Rhapsody!"

Wolfgang Boos

Head of Software