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What Is Modern Requirements4DevOps? Detailed Overview & Explanation Of Requirements Management Features

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What is Modern Requirements4DevOps? Read on to discover how Modern Requirements4DevOps works—what problems it can help you solve and who uses it, along with a tour of its features, pricing, and integrations.

I’ll also explain how Modern Requirements4DevOps compares to similar tools.

Looking for a Modern Requirements4DevOps review? Check out the Modern Requirements review in The Best Requirements Management Tools Of 2020.

What Is Modern Requirements4DevOps?

Modern Requirements4DevOps turns Azure DevOps into a fully-featured Requirements Management tool. We bring your teams together under one platform to create a true single source of truth model where requirements live in the same place as your Test Cases and Code Repositories.

In the early days of Modern Requirements, founder Asif Sharif recognized a gap in the common understanding of requirements among project Stakeholders. Requirements were missing the mark where they mattered most.

A comprehensive solution for authoring requirements content textually and visually was born. The tool acted as a bridge between IT teams and industry experts and led the company to establish a deep partnership with Microsoft in 2010.

Now referred to as Microsoft’s Requirements Management go-to partner, Modern Requirements4DevOps has become an industry staple for those using Microsoft’s leading ALM platform – Azure DevOps Server and Azure DevOps Service.

Modern Requirements’ flagship product, Modern Requirements4DevOps is designed to accelerate project velocity, increase collaboration, and allow you to track and trace requirements as they change.

Who is Modern Requirements4DevOps for?

Modern Requirements4DevOps is well suited for many industries, including healthcare and medical devices, government and defense, banking and insurance, technology and service providers as well as product engineering. Trusted by Fortune 500 companies around the world, Modern Requirements4DevOps’ purpose-built tools are driven by the needs of their customers.

Here’s a small sample of Modern Requirements’ customers.

What challenges does Modern Requirements4DevOps help solve?

Problem: Fragmented and distributed knowledge base.

Currently, most organizations have various tools for their ALM and DevOps ecosystem. This leads to broken, inconsistent communication, project delays, and financial overruns. 

Solution:

Using a single source of truth. With Microsoft Azure DevOps and Modern Requirements4DevOps, you work with a single source of truth from requirements, design, dev, build, test, and release – in a seamlessly integrated process.

Modern Requirements4DevOps brings together requirements authoring and collaboration using Smart Docs, Diagramming, Reporting, Trace Analysis, Baselining, Review Management, Wireframing, and various other tools for collaboration & elicitation. Now, all of these can be done directly within the user interface of Azure DevOps where all your data is being saved directly within Azure DevOps.

Problem: Requirements activities are disconnected and highly manual.

Today people create diagrams, user stories, scenarios, and test cases all independently and often by different people. This leads to inconsistent understanding and poor execution. 

Solution:

Modern Requirements allow users to create diagrams and based on its activities identify requirements, scenarios, and test cases – this intelligence and automation allow users to create a cohesive and clear set of artifacts that communicate one message to all stakeholders.

What’s On The Modern Requirements4DevOps Roadmap?

Since Modern Requirements4DevOps was launched in 2017 – as the 3rd generation product, the product has continued to evolve. In 2019, Modern Requirements4DevOps rolled out several new features, such as Smart Docs, Advanced Review Management, Alice BOT, and services such as dirty flags and MatCal. And the product roadmap for the coming year includes the following:

  • Smart Docs: Continuing to bridge the gap between work item and document management
  • AI tools for requirements elicitation and validation
  • Knowledge library redesign
  • …and much more!

Modern Requirements4DevOps Features Overview

To get an idea of how Modern Requirements4DevOps works, here’s a tour of the main features and how they can help you manage your requirements effectively.

1. Smart Docs & Review Management

Build living requirements documents that update with your requirements. Use Smart Docs to build fully versioned documents and link requirements or author new ones.

With Review Management, you can build online requirements reviews directly from within your project. Invite stakeholders and team members alike to request and facilitate change.

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With Review Management, you can build online requirements reviews directly from within your project.

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Invite stakeholders and team members alike to request and facilitate change.

2. Trace Analysis

With trace analysis, you can create Horizontal Traceability Matrices to view your project’s end-to-end traceability in seconds, use the Intersection Matrix to easily view, manage, and change the relationships between work items in your project, and ensure test coverage and traceability is easily exported and always up to date.

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Use Horizontal Traceability Matrices to view your project’s end-to-end traceability.

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Use the Intersection Matrix to easily view, manage, and change the relationships between work items in your project.

3. Baseline

Baseline your requirements before and after reviews to quickly and easily capture changing requirements. Compare baselines easily to assess what requirements might have been added, removed, or changed over the course of time.

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Baseline your requirements before and after reviews to quickly and easily capture changing requirements.

4. Reporting

Discover reporting tools that allow your team to easily output any requirements directly from your Azure DevOps projects. Using Modern Requirements’ Smart Report tool you can easily report any diagrams, documents, traceability matrices, and more directly from your project.

Need to build more advanced reports? Use the designated Reporting tool to type up the static content you would like included in your report, and easily add in the results of Azure DevOps queries.

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You can easily report any diagrams, documents, traceability matrices, and more directly from your project.

5. Visualization: Diagrams, Wireframes, and Use Case Editor

The prototype, wireframe, and mock-up the interfaces your team needs to create. Use the wireframing tool to attach requirements directly to mock-ups you already have or create new ones.

Build diagrams inside your project that can be linked directly to requirements. Use the Diagramming tool to automatically generate User Stories and Test Cases.

Create Use Cases whose steps can be turned into requirements quickly and easily. Use the Use Case tool to write Use Cases textually and automatically generate a Use Case Diagram.

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Use the Use Case tool to write Use Cases textually and automatically generate a Use Case Diagram.

Modern Requirements4DevOps vs. IBM Doors, Jama

We all provide basic enterprise requirements management capabilities but Modern Requirements4DevOps is built for and on Microsoft Azure DevOps. MR4DevOps also adds capabilities of Smart Docs to bridge the gap between work item and document management as well as visualization of diagramming and wireframing.

Modern Requirements4DevOps Integrations

Since Modern Requirements4DevOps is built on Microsoft Azure DevOps you have access to large marketplace solutions. Additionally, tons of integration is available with the RM, Test, and various systems.

Additionally, MR4DevOps API is available for access to Smart Docs and other artifacts.

Modern Requirements4DevOps Pricing

User-based and concurrent licenses are available in perpetual or subscription models. See more about pricing here.

We also offer a free 30-day trial with all of Modern Requirements4DevOps’ features enabled, so you can see why Fortune 500 companies across the world trust Modern Requirements4DevOps.

 

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Ambreen Sharif

Ambreen Sharif

Ambreen is a freelance writer and Marketing Consultant for Modern Requirements.

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