Great Requirements Management Tool!
February 19, 2020

Great Requirements Management Tool!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Jama Connect

We use Jama Connect for requirements management. It's used across several business units within R&D to manage requirements from initial creation all the way to generating final design traceability matrices. It has been particularly helpful with managing systems with several subsystems that each have sets of requirements. Rather than waste a significant amount of engineering time, Jama allows us to generate requirement documentation (MRS, PRS, SRS, HRS, V&V Plans, and DTMs) with very little effort.
  • The versatile filters in Jama make it easy to look at the requirements you're particularly interested in.
  • Bidirectional trace views make it easy to digest how items are traced and identify improperly linked items.
  • Jama's search function is difficult to use. It typically finds results that are completely unrelated to what I was searching for.
  • It would be nice if projects could have project-specific relationship rules. For instance, if you could base a new project's relationship rules off of a different one, but then customize it for that specific project without having to create a whole new set of relationship rules.
  • Jama has allowed us to maintain our system requirements at a much more rapid pace than previously possible. When a requirement or link needs to be updated, new requirements documents can be generated very quickly. This significantly reduces the pull on our engineering resources and leaves us available for more substantive work.
We desired to have Jama completely manage our requirements and the documentation related to the requirements. Through the use of custom export templates designed to follow our quality system requirements, we have been able to switch fully to Jama for generating this documentation.
I have not used other requirements management software, so I cannot comment on the comparability of Jama to other services. Jama, however, has been very effective at allowing collaboration between stakeholders and establishing/maintaining traceability.
Jama is well suited for any level of requirement management. It's particularly helpful when you have several layers of requirements and several subsystems that interact. For very simple projects, however, with a limited number of requirements, Jama would still be beneficial, albeit less than the more complex projects.