SOURCE: GatherSpace

August 24, 2009 11:10 ET

Requirements Management Comes to the Cloud With Launch of "GatherSpace 2.0"

Advanced Use Case Visualization, Agile Capabilities, and Project Duplication Among Latest Features in Leading Hosted Requirements Management Solution

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 24, 2009) - Requirements management and analysis are among the most important facets of the software development process. Unfortunately for the average enterprise, the tools used to manage the requirements gathering process are often too complex and cost-prohibitive. GatherSpace.com, a provider of on-demand requirements management software for the agile enterprise, today announced the release of GatherSpace 2.0, a fully hosted solution that enables anyone on a project team from business analysts to software developers to clearly define the critical business requirements that drive successful software projects. Dozens of diverse businesses and organizations including Adobe, PurchasingPower and Oaktree have standardized their requirements management process in the cloud with GatherSpace.

"GatherSpace has been instrumental in bridging the gap between our business analysts and software development teams," said Ryan Lee, Senior Development Manager for Helio, a provider of mobile services. "As a result of using GatherSpace, we have streamlined our requirements gathering process, reduced costly rework, and accelerated delivery of the software that drives our business."

The 2.0 version of GatherSpace includes dozens of innovations designed to bring greater clarity to the requirements gathering process. Some of the most prominent improvements include:

-- Key Agile Capabilities -- Agile development methodologies are in use by tens of thousands of teams. GatherSpace has integrated many of the best known Agile capabilities directly into its solution, including ranking requirements, iterations, and burn-down reporting;

-- Use Case Model Visualization Tool -- The ability to visualize how use-case driven projects will be used in a graphical interface is critical to helping business analysts clearly articulate their business requirements. Version 2.0 incorporates Adobe's Flash technology to generate dynamic, graphic oriented use case scenarios that help to reduce time consuming software rework while improving overall quality;

-- Project Duplication, Import & Export Capabilities -- The new version of GatherSpace enables the project owner to easily duplicate both an entire project -- as well as the associated data -- allowing teams to quickly replicate similar features between projects. GatherSpace users can also import requirements written while off-line and export their requirements management space into XML or CSV (comma delimited file), providing them with added project flexibility.

"One of the primary reasons why two-thirds of all software projects fail is due to poor requirements definition," said Darren Levy, founder of GatherSpace.com. "Businesses of all sizes are under increasing pressure to deliver quality software in less time. To do this, they need a better way to bring all stakeholders to the table to ensure that their business requirements are being clearly and consistently communicated. Because GatherSpace.com is hosted in the Cloud, it's the perfect requirements management solution for today's dispersed workforce."

About GatherSpace.com

GatherSpace.com was founded in 2007 and is one of the industry's leading providers of hosted requirements management solutions. Dozens of organizations currently rely on the GatherSpace agile requirements management solution to accelerate their requirements management process to improve software quality. GatherSpace.com is privately held and headquartered in Los Angeles, California. More information can be found at www.gatherspace.com.

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