Creating Requirements

Associate your requirements and tests to enable measuring how well your software covers the specified requirements.

To create a new requirement:

  1. In the menu, click Requirements > Details View .
  2. In the Requirements tree, select a requirement or the root node.
  3. Click (New Requirement) on the toolbar to create a new requirement on the same hierarchical level, or (New Child Requirement) to create it hierarchically beneath the selected requirement. The New Requirement dialog box appears.
  4. Type a Name and a Description for the requirement.
    Note: Silk Central supports HTML formatting and cutting and pasting of HTML content for description fields.
  5. Optional: Uncheck the Inherit from parent check boxes. In this case the child requirement will not inherit the properties from the parent requirement. By default, all check boxes are checked.
    Note: In the Details View on the Properties page and in the Document View, inherited properties are marked with asterisks (*).
  6. Select the appropriate Priority, Risk, and Reviewed status from the lists.
  7. If custom requirements were defined, they are listed below the Reviewed list. Type in the corresponding field any custom property data that you want to track with this requirement. This is disabled for inherited properties. For details regarding creating, editing, and deleting custom requirement properties, see Custom Requirement Properties.
  8. To finish creating a new requirement:
    • Click OK to create the requirement and to close the dialog box.
    • Click OK and New Requirement to create the requirement and to keep the dialog box open to enter data for another requirement.
    • Click OK and New Child Requirement to create the requirement and to keep the dialog box open to enter data for a child requirement.