Product Innovation Trends

Why Does Requirement Tool Adoption Still Lag?

Stephanie Bridges | October 10, 2012

Is it the cost? The usability? What is it?

This week Tom Murphy with Gartner Research shared some interesting stats around the adoption of requirements management tools. The folks at Gartner asked individuals what types of tools are being used for capturing requirements.

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As you can see by the results above, most rely on generic tools more than application specific requirements tools.  Tom goes on to suggest that it’s time for a change. Teams need to start adopting requirements tools because it remains the biggest issue within the software development life cycle (SDLC) according to Capers Jones’ latest software quality report.

“High-quality software is not expensive. High-quality software is faster cheaper to build and maintain than low-quality software, from initial development all the way through total cost of ownership.”                                                                                                                                – Capers Jones, CTO, Namcook Analytics LLC

There are a multitude of benefits using requirements management tools.

  • Reduction in costs
  • Reduction in time to market of products
  • Quality improvements
  • Increase levels of customer satisfaction

So, I ask again…what is holding us back? Try Jama and see the benefits for yourself.