Tool eliminates software defects caused by requirements creep

Tool eliminates software defects caused by requirements creep

Display of so-called requirements creep is new in the client-server Caliber-RM 2.0 requirements manager from Technology Builders Inc. of Atlanta.

Caliber-RM has a glossary for writing requirements documents and a facility for reusing requirements in multiple projects, company officials said.

An object-oriented repository shows project managers or application development managers the downstream effect when they change the requirements.

Bulk loading facilities let users load complete Microsoft Word or Excel documents into Caliber-RM or use selective criteria such as the key words shall, must and will. Caliber-KM 2.0 has links to Select Enterprise, an object modeling tool from Select Software Tools Inc. of Irvine, Calif.

The Army and Navy are evaluating Caliber-RM as a tool for eliminating software defects caused by requirements changes, said Darrell Kalichak, senior product manager.

The $9,995 tool which runs under Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 operates efficiently over low-bandwidth Internet connections, Kalichak said. Seat licenses for NT 4.0, Windows 9x and Web browser clients start at $1,295.

Technology Builders competes against software-quality application vendors such as Rational Software Corp. of Cupertino, Calif.

Contact Technology Builders at 770-937-7900.

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