Change based Requirements Management using the most modern architecture, extremely performant and able to be deeply integrated into the existing tool environment. Allows the overview and connection of traceability information even across tools boundaries.
Change Based Requirements Management
Requirements Management has long ceased to be a separate independent discipline in the product development process. But now requirements are reused, changed and for example linked to UML models and test cases. This is exactly where our requirements management platform agosense.fidelia comes into its own.
When creating or reviewing requirements documents, "Change Sets" record exactly detailed every change. That means that every step of the change process - in conjunction with the Change Management Tool - can be fully planned and traced. And even before the documents are reviewed, agosense.fidelia will show the effects and any changes necessary for other depending artefacts.
Cross Domain Traceability
agosense.fidelia can also be used as a "Data Warehouse" to keep a centralised overview of all relevant development data.
The platform enables the creation and maintenance of connections (links, traces) between all artefacts simply via drag & drop. The connected informations (e.g. requirements, test cases, UML models) are visible to everyone involved in the process (developers, project leaders, managers, auditors) in one interface at a single glance - even better by using our split screen technology.
Thanks to the integration possible with almost all current ALM tools, agosense.fidelia enables the the overview and connection of traceability information across all domains of the entire development process.
In addition, agosense.fidelia offers - driven by adapters, plug-in technologies and other ReqIF support - open interfaces to provide a deeply integration into existing development environments. Regardless of whether you work using waterfall, scrum or other agile methods, agosense.fidelia improves communication within the company and even outside it.
High ease of use
One of the key design considerations for agosense.fidelia is to support users in their daily work.
A range of actions - such as automatic versioning, calculated attribute values, work flow rules, plausibility checks and much more - can be predefined, meaning that users no longer have to deal with those issues themselves and get their essential core tasks done faster and more accurately.
The handling of agosense.fidelia is realy simple and intuitive, so usually there will be no need for user training.
Seamless integration into your tool environment
The integration into existing tool environments is an essential element of today's requirement management. agosense.symphony has already shown us to be experts in this area and agosense.fidelia also gives you all the necessary functions to seamlessly integrate your whole tool chain.
For clients who regularly exchanging requirements documents with their business partners, agosense.fidelia also supports the ReqIF standard and offers import and export possibilities for a big range of other formats.
Better overview & identification of impacts
The unique opportunities with split screen and trace view provided by agosense.fidelia give you a better overview while working.
By using the impact analysis, you can identify consequences and the risks or effects in advance.
Coordinate team work & improve quality
Collaborative work on documents, implicit recording of all changes and an integrated release process simplify team work and improve product quality through optimal traceability of every preceding process.
Best performance & high availability included
Quick reaction times, particularly for large amounts of data, greatly improve ease of use and therefore also user acceptance.
Our combination of scalability, the latest NoSQL database technology and high performance server architecture (including automated load balancing) makes agosense.fidelia the most powerful and fastest solution for your requirements management.
Meet regulatory requirements
The unique opportunities agosense.fidelia offers for the creation and presentation of dependencies provide you with the best conditions for compliance in regulated industries.
Low overall cost
agosense does not just offer an extremely competitive licensing model, but also guarantees a considerable cost saving potential for hardware and software thanks to its modern server and database architecture.
Compared to other tools on the market, operating costs can be cut to a minimum.
Integrated Requirements Management
Every processing step of creating or changing a requirements document takes place in a working version. It is automatically recorded down to the smallest detail in so called "Change Sets".
These Change Sets can be linked to tasks, change requests, user stories, etc. from your chosen ALM tool. This ensures that the changes that have actually been made can always be compared to original plans.
These can then be released in a separate step - for example after review or before a sprint - for the official version of a document.
Reviews & Releases
Based on the recorded changes, agosense.fidelia allows the execution of dedicated reviews and release processes for new or changed requirements.
Thus, comments and notes - even for multi-tiered reviews until the desired result has been achieved - ensure direct communication between author and reviewer.
agosense.fidelia enables the creation of an extensive range of document templates.
These templates can be made available at a centralised location, to define pre-set attributes, workflow and dependency rules and even document design across the different levels.
These templates can also be expanded by individual teams and projects - according to need and level of authorization - at a later time.
You would like to send out your requirements documents in specific file formats for archiving, exchange or other purpose? No problem!
agosense.fidelia supports exporting a range of data formats, such as HTML, PDF, MS Office, OpenOffice, ReqIF, etc.. Of course also the use tables of contents, glossaries and many other individual formatting options is supported.
Do your users work on a shared document at the same time? Then simply activate the "Concurrent Editing" mode and all the changes saved will be shown to all active users immediately in the document.
In this way, agosense.fidelia prevents changes being overwritten and thus ensures perfect collaboration between users in different locations.
Split Screen Trace View
Requirements are usually linked to other artefacts in the development cycle, such as UML models or test cases.
agosense.fidelia assists users by employing a special split screen mode to display these artefacts side by side, allowing connections to be established by drag & drop.
Intuitive Editing & Navigating
agosense.fidelia combines the structured collection of requirements with the ease of use experienced in commonly available Office products for word processing and spreadsheet applications.
This ensures, that the transition to agosense.fidelia will always be easy - regardless of which products your teams have used in the past.
Baselines, Branching & Merging
agosense.fidelia automatically versions every change to an artefact.
In addition, baselines and branches of requirements documents can be created and compiled with just a few clicks of a mouse (Merging). This makes it easier to define and manage product variations and versions.
Of course also therefore, all functions in agosense.fidelia to track changes, reviews, etc. are available and so there are extensive opportunities to compare document branches and versions.
The automated versioning and creation of baselines ensures that documents are archived in their specific version.
agosense.fidelia goes even one step further: links and traces are also "versioned" and stored ‘revision-safe’ in the baselines. For example, when opening a historical baseline, the traces that go with this baseline are presented and not automatically updated.
Extension via Plug-In Architecture
agosense.fidelia contains an extensive plug-in architecture based on open standards.
You can expand agosense.fidelia for example by own menu options, specific functions or processes that go beyond the standard scope.
Plug-ins are context sensitive, apply to all object types and can be installed on the server side. Thus, the best possible performance is ensured without the need for a client rollout, the plug-in is still able to be controlled via user rights.
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In addition, agosense products are used to simplify and automate the exchange of data
across company boundaries.