Requirements Engineering Drives Compliant Product Development


Engineering requirements is important. Requirements establish the items that customers will purchase, yet merely managing requirements is insufficient. Engineering requirements by tying them to the product lifecycle ensures that everyone makes product decisions based on the proper, configured set of needs.

Teamcenter® product lifecycle management (PLM) gathers requirements and assigns them to various downstream functions/features/product architectures – all while producing reports, documentation, and dashboards to help manage the requirements process. Microsoft® Office products such as Microsoft Word and Excel® can be used to generate, examine, and update requirements. Teamcenter integrates product needs to programme plans and verifies and validates (V&V) requirements using the appropriate tests, evidence, and history. This V&V feedback loop for requirements engineering offers lessons learned and pushes compliance into product development so you can “start integrated, remain integrated” across the full product lifecycle, ensuring you deliver the correct goods to your customers.

Requirements Engineering Doesn’t Simply Capture Requirements, but It Connects Requirements With Every Product Decision in the Lifecycle. Learn More Below.

Report & Specification Generation

You may rapidly develop standard requirement reports, dashboard views, and specs with Teamcenter reporting tools. Requirements, traceability, verification, variation, status, impact analysis, and other reports may be created and utilised to provide visibility into your product development processes. Reports can also be used to connect content in useful ways. You can, for example, request a report that shows all criteria allocated to you, along with a due date for the current release.


Requirements Capture & Authoring

With requirements capture and reuse features, Teamcenter Requirements Management enables you to incorporate requirements across the product lifecycle. Requirements are linked to standard product management processes such as change, workflows, and so on, and they are also included in standard reports and dashboards, making them part of standard management practises. Word documents, PDF files, Excel spreadsheets, data exchange files (such as RIF), and other formats are used to collect requirements.

Verification & Validation

Teamcenter Requirements verification and validation capabilities assist in closing the requirements loop by recording and linking verification and validation results with requirements while enabling targeted testing. Requirements are integrated in a closed loop process using Teamcenter Requirements Management, where requirements are related to how they are checked and validated (V&V). Requirements may be linked to test cases that validate them since Teamcenter offers test and validation management.


Apply product configuration to requirements

Because requirements are an integral part of Teamcenter®, they can participate in all aspects of your controlled product development process; they are subject to the same product lifecycle processes, configurations, variants, change, workflows, access controls, and other standard practises as your controlled product development process. Setting your product configuration, for example, configures the requirements that apply to that specific version/variant of your product.

Requirements Allocation & Tracelinking

Because requirements are maintained in Teamcenter®, they may be linked to all components of the product description, such as specifications, other requirements, the Bill of Materials, program/project activities, test cases, 1D and 3D models, manufacturing processes, and more. This provides X-ray vision impact visibility, allowing you to witness change propagation in previously unimaginable ways. A warranty problem, for example, might cause a requirement modification, which could impact/flow to a part, a test case, a test set configuration, manufacturing processes, a PKI target, resources, and more.


Requirements change

Requirements in Teamcenter can engage in conventional change management procedures as part of a requirement change process or as part of product level modifications. As a result, requirement changes no longer need to be handled separately but can be integrated into global product change planning/management—no more working from stale requirements following a product change.

Integrate Requirements across PLM and ALM

Cross-domain requirements traceability is a critical component of successful product development, and the Polarion ALM-Teamcenter interoperability enables product development companies to effectively design mechanical and software-driven electrical systems. With a greater understanding of how software is tied to specific product functionalities, you may extract software requirements from product needs and confirm that the software generated meets both the software and product requirements.

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