While Agile and other iterative practices provide relief to development teams, they have exposed communication bottlenecks between business and development teams that have the potential to slow down the delivery processes. Micro Focus Atlas (formerly Borland® Atlas) simplifies requirements capture, management, and tracking so teams can respond with agility to shifting business priorities and customer expectations.
Gather and organize customer needs using a range of formats such as reference documents, emails, or even photos of whiteboard sessions. Quickly locate original ideas and concepts to ensure clarity over the life of the project. Use Atlas version control to track changes and understand impact on associated requirements and downstream assets.
Rapid delivery requires effective and efficient communication. Business teams need to easily share and collect feedback from a diverse set of stakeholders. Use Atlas to facilitate collaboration, initiate discussions by topic, and keep track of accepted changes as new ideas are introduced.
Requirements can be scattered across multiple stories and tasks, making it hard for business teams to get good visibility into development and testing status. Atlas sends business requirements directly to delivery team backlog and automatically collects and consolidates delivery status for each requirement.
As business priorities and customer needs shift, understanding potential impact to downstream requirements and inflight delivery work before implementing a change is critical in a complex development environment. Make informed decisions by creating "what-if" planning scenarios in Atlas for a variety of market conditions without disrupting Agile backlogs.