Requirement Validation Planning and Reporting

Why is Requirements Validation Planning and Reporting important? 

Given the pressure companies face to develop new streams of revenue and to stay ahead of competitors, proper verification and validation are becoming more and more important. Products, both updated versions and altogether new ones, are often to market without proper verification and validation. Consequently, product design or performance problems are not detected until after the product is already shipped.

Moreover, issues such as delays to market and cost overruns can have devastating impacts on getting a product to market.

Even worse. If a problem is not discovered until after it releases to market, it is exponentially more expensive to address, either from product recalls, litigation or both. Here is a chart to show how catching problems earlier can make a significant difference in the success of a product.

Requirement-Validation-image.jpgOptimizing Tracking: Catching Problems vs Late Discovery

As products are being created companies are finding it difficult to understand the dynamic relationships between all the requirements, sub-systems and domains to intelligently assess the impact of change.

Teamcenter Requirements Validation helps you investigate those cross-domain associations and relationships. You can graphically highlight/cross-probe between requirements, models, and other data elements across domains. Users can add Views that contain various objects and when an item is selected the related items in all the other views will be highlighted.

The Requirement validation plan and reporting has the following six steps


Step 1: Establishing Milestones

Create a Program and set up plan level events

Requirement-Validation-3.pngPlanning Milestones

 Step 2: Assign Tests to Plan

Refine Target Values to support variability for product differentiationRequirement-Validation-4.pngAssigning Targets

 Step 3: Define /Refine Requirement

Next, Assign Requirements and Tests to Program MilestonesRequirement-Validation-5.pngCreating an analysis request

 Step 4: Perform Test Cases

Perform verification and testsRequirement-Validation-6.png1D and 3D Modeling

 Step 5: Continuous Monitoring

Monitor Test Case fulfillment and performance by Milestone

 Requirement-Validation-7.pngReporting and Monitoring

Step 6: Drill down to Root Cause 

After you discover a problem, with all the other steps in place, now continuous verification is possible.Requirement-Validation-8.pngDrill down to root cause

Using this process will allow you and your company to stay ahead of the curve. Requirement Validation Planning and Reporting allows you to close your feedback loop, ahead of problems, before they become costly to your business.

About the Author:

Burt Corbin is the Product Manager for Requirements Engineering and Safety Engineering applications in Teamcenter. His focus is in producing functionality related to his areas as well as in integrating third-party applications with Teamcenter

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