Jama keeps government program teams and their contractors aligned using built-in requirements collaboration.
Two qualities set Jama apart from the competition:
- Ease of use during implementation and over the long term
- An intuitive collaboration design that provides real-time context for increased productivity
Many RM tools require users to achieve unrealistic levels of expertise. Consequently, most teams end up working outside the system using documents and spreadsheets. The result: A requirements change, validation and traceability ordeal that defeats the purpose of having a dedicated RM tool.
Distributed government teams must consider ease of adoption and usability when researching requirements management solutions. Our customers confirm that if engineers and stakeholders don’t find the system intuitive and accessible, deployment can be a costly miscalculation. Jama is built and maintained with usability as the guiding principle.
How Government Contractors & System Integrators Use Jama
Sync data between tools with the Jama Integration Hub.
The JIH allows for immediate, bidirectional syncing of data and communication between Jama and JIRA, HPQC, and many more tools across the development life cycle. Integrations are a reality; Jama won’t make you pay for them.
Connect multitudes of interacting subsystems with a robust digital thread.
Jama requirements management eliminates reliance on documents and supports rapid delivery of complex, workable systems by bridging all the teams and work in real-time.
- Requirements Change Management: With finegrained impact analysis providing instant data insights, make informed decisions as requirements evolve during long development cycles or due to shifts in mission, cost or technology.
- End-to-End Traceability: Link and decompose program-level capability requirements and operational requirements to system requirements, and then down to lower-level software and hardware requirements.
- Requirements V & V: Seamlessly manage traceability of test cases used for verification and validation, and provide evidence to comply with government regulations and standards.
Develop quickly; identify and mitigate risks. The pressure to develop systems with lower costs and shorter timelines never stops. Jama provides a voice across acquisition, development and integration teams to define, validate and verify requirements and ensure that risks are accounted for and mitigated early, and at every stage.
- Fast Reviews & Approvals: Share and gain consensus on acceptance criteria by leveraging higher levels of stakeholder collaboration among government, suppliers and sub-contractors.
- Virtualized Control Boards: Built-in collaboration technology lets teams capture all communication in a central system alongside system data. Items linked to related conversations, questions and reasoning can be reviewed throughout and archived after.
- Quicker, Clearer Decisions: Request decisions on changes within the context of the items and projects. Transparent decision-making gives you immediate clarity and saves time.
“We’re working with a defense contractor on a multibilliondollar project. They needed to generate reports and show traceability, so I sat down with the client and showed him how easy it is with Jama. He was stunned that something that took him hours to do could be accomplished in a few seconds with Jama. That’s the power of Jama — delivering great products on time and on budget.”
– Joe Plunkett
Director of Systems Engineering
“Jama is instrumental in allowing us to document requirements and define the scope of our projects. It’s allowed us to formally document our applications from change requests to formal functional/performance/etc. requirements and ensure traceability of requirements.”
– Jonathan Kobaly
CDG-Inmedius, a Boeing Company
“DOORS is archaic. I’d been looking for a replacement because it was such a pain to use that hardly anyone did. Requirements and specs are all over the place. There’s no real traceability or collaboration between crossfunctional groups due to the terrible user interface.
In contrast, my team has been using Jama and the difference is night and day. The user interface is intuitive and easy to use, whereas DOORS requires long and drawn-out training just to learn the basics. With Jama, implementation is relatively quick; you watch a couple of videos and you’re good to go.
The DOORS environment basically forces people to take longer to get work done, and this removes productivity. We need a tool that enables total collaboration, with better RM, traceability, usability and overall ROI, and that tool is Jama.
An example as proof: On our very first spec review session, senior engineers who were previously accustomed to documents-based reviews were adding all their comments, questions and decisions into Jama. That speaks volumes on how easy it is to use, and how little time it takes to make and communicate decisions.”
– Kemi Anthony Lewis
IFE&C Systems Engineer
Thales In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity