Many software organizations, especially those building safety or mission critical applications, have established formalized software requirements tracking systems, as part of their development process. Being able to concisely describe the required functionality of a software application obviously makes the job of implementing, and testing the application easier. The challenge is to ensure that all of the requirements have been tested as part of the Unit, Integration, or System Testing activities.
Real-Time Traceability of Requirements to Test Cases
VectorCAST/RGW enables the bi-directional sharing of information between all VectorCAST tools and commercial requirements tracking tools, such as IBM® Rational® DOORS®, RequisitePro, or Polarion. The Requirements Gateway,allows requirements infomation to flow from the requirements tool to VectorCAST, and VectorCAST information regarding pass/fail status, and code coverage, to flow back to the requirements tool. This ensures that sufficient tests have been created, and proves that all requirements have been met.