Built into Microsoft TFS and VSTS, Modern Requirements4TFS provides requirements management by extending the visualization, reuse, and reporting capabilities of TFS / VSTS.
Many organizations, particularly those building for Microsoft platforms, use Modern Requirements4TFS as their go-to solution for Requirements Management. All requirements are stored natively as work items in TFS / VSTS. They may also use TFS for development work item tracking, testing and release management. However, when members of the extended team adopt specialist tools, for service desk management or project / portfolio management, for example, the work items in all tools can be kept current by being synchronized.
For example, your support team may use a third-party tool such as ServiceNow to track their work, while your QA team utilizes HPE QC to test and track defects, and your project managers use yet another tool, such as Microsoft Project Server, to track deliverables and timelines. Communication and collaboration is often fractured between these tools, due to access barriers, training gaps, and team silos.
Tasktop addresses this problem by flowing artifacts to & from TFS and Modern Requirements4TFS, such as user stories, requirements, and test cases, to the myriad third-party tools that your other teams may utilize. Updated statuses, due dates, owners, comments, and attachments all flow seamlessly from one tool to the other, to break down communication barriers and enhance cross-team collaboration.
Key Features & Benefits
- Synchronizes artifacts across the lifecycle, allowing information to flow freely between Modern Requirements4TFS and other tools
- Improves team collaboration by connecting Modern Requirements4TFS to third party tools and allow artifacts to be synchronized across the lifecycle
- Supports cross-tool traceability and reporting, removing the need for manual processes and spreadsheets
- Enriches the reports in Modern Requirements to include up-the-minute status from other tools
Example Artifacts Supported:
- User Story
- Test Case
- Change Request