The Limitations, Drawbacks, and Risks of Using Legacy Requirements Management Tools

Requirements management (RM) tools started to evolve more than 25 years ago when it became clear that document-based tools such as Microsoft Office did not offer capabilities able to manage and analyze requirements traceability. Early requirements tools included QSS DOORS® (now IBM), Rational Requisite Pro (end of life), Borland Calibre RM (now Microfocus), and a couple of others. Legacy requirements solutions may have handled managing requirements in the past, but are failing to keep pace over time due to increasing engineering complexity and the need for modern software to be far easier to use.

In this eBook, we will explore topics relevant to legacy requirements management tools, including:

  • Why organizations elect to move away from legacy tools
  • What benefits are realized after making the switch
  • How to successfully migrate