Gain End-to-End Traceability by Automatizing your Change Impact Analysis Process.
Empower your team to make better and informed decisiones by eliminating manual tracking change impact & providing them an accurate understanding of the implications of a proposed change.
What is it and Why it's Important
Impact analysis is a key aspect of responsible requirements management. It is the process of examining a proposed change to identify which components might have to be created, modified, or discarded, and to estimate the effort associated with implementing the change. Impact analysis provides an accurate understanding of the implications of a proposed change, which helps the team make informed business decisions about which proposals to approve. Skipping impact analysis doesn’t change the size of the task; it just turns the size into a surprise.
Robert S. Arnold and Shawn A. Bohner in their book called Software Maintenance, stated that impact analysis is about “identifying the potential consequences of a change or estimating what needs to be modified to accomplish a change.” Therefore, impact analysis is essential for responsible requirements management and should not be skipped in order to avoid surprises later on.
In practice, impact analysis is a detailed study of business activities, dependencies, and infrastructure. It reveals how critical products and services are delivered and examines the potential impact of a disruptive event over time.
Ensure End-to-End Traceability
Manually determining what will be affected by a change can be extremely time-consuming in complex projects.
With Visure, your team ensures real-time end-to-end traceability, which is a must have feature for teams building complex products and systems.
You can customize and configure your data models to setup your impact analysis procedure within the tool.
The Impact analysis feature captures and traces the links between requirements, specifications, design elements, and tests, analyzing their relationships to determine the scope of an initiating change.
Customize and Generate Reports for Compliance
End-to-end traceability is essential for complex systems development, but even more to achieve compliance stress-free and avoid project failures.
With Visure, you'll be able to customize your traceability and reporting process. This will allow you to generate reports that shows the traceability impact analysis for each requirement, risk, tests and defects.
Within the tool, you'll have access to an impact analysis view and traceability matrix generated, along with real time indicators in a traceability dashboard.
For stakeholder and compliance audits, you'll be able to export reports and any documentation in any types of format, such as PDF, MS Office, etc.