Multi-dimensional structuring for process control and reuse
Information is only available in one place and context.
Reuse is only possible using copies of existing information
Spreadsheets and document are the only way of providing structure for data
No user- or task-based sorting or filtering possible (at least in MS Word, and error-prone in MS Excel)
Lack of control and audit trail
Who can create or change requirements/attributes/links?
Who made changes to existing data? When and why?
Which information can be related to other information?
Documents can have multiple versions (if managed manually, but not the information within the documents.
Change analysis for requirements is impossible
There is no history of changes
Traceability is only, in best case, a field or text letting you know the requirements relationships
There is no way to follow these traces, nor get metrics, reports, perform impact analysis, etc.
Traces need to be supported manually
There are no traces with other tools
Concurrent access / Multiple users
When a document is opened by an user, it is fully blocked. There is no way for another user to modify the document while another have it open
There are no different access rights on requirements/attributes/etc.
Metrics, reports, dashboards
Apart from counting pages and words, there are no metrics
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