Borland Brings Requirements Management to the Masses

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2004-04-01 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A new version of Borland's requirements management tool, Borland CaliberRM, supports inline images, rich text and embedded tables, enabling it to manage design documents, scenarios and use cases.

Borland Software Corp. Wednesday announced the availability of a new version of its requirements management tool, Borland CaliberRM. David Walker, product manager for CaliberRM at the Scotts Valley, Calif., company, said CaliberRM 6.0 "brings requirements management to the masses," with its support for inline images, rich text and embedded tables, which enable the tool to manage design documents, scenarios and use cases. "CaliberRM is opening up opportunities and leading the charge for the overall Borland Application Lifecycle Management [ALM] suite," Walker said.
"Essentially Borland is focused on making the discipline of getting software right easier—we are doing this across the whole application lifecycle—but a key start point for creating any software for success is how it is defined from a business objectives perspective in the first place, requirements and how these are then interpreted by the team involved in creating software," a Borland spokesperson said. "Any disconnect results in software rework—doesnt matter if the software is produced in time—if it doesnt meet the initial objectives."
"We are finding a broader level of maturity inside of organizations today—this is exacerbated by the need to comply with assessment frameworks such as the Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Model; increased industry regulation especially in the pharmaceutical sector with regulations such as the United States Food and Drug Administration; and the complexities of distributed IT teams through offshoring," Walker said. "Requirements management is a key discipline underlying software quality and success." CaliberRM 6.0 helps users express changing business needs, as "requirements," to reduce the costs of software rework, he said. Check out eWEEKs Developer & Web Services Center at http://developer.eweek.com for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.
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Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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