In this session, we’ll describe and demonstrate how we’ve extended the IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management tools to elevate AC’s to have the stature of first-class engineering artifacts, thereby realizing the above-listed benefits. We hope you will find this tip to be as useful as have our customers who have adopted this approach!
Using planning work items – Stories, Features, Epics, and such – in concert with detailed work item acceptance criteria (ACs) increasingly is being recognized as a viable approach for documenting requirements. In order to use this combination to effectively manage requirements, we need to free the ACs from being “just” a part of a work item and elevate them to the stature of independent engineering artifacts. Once this is done, we can more effectively do things like:
Author ACs using more robust editors than are commonly available with work item management tools, Track and report the progress of testing against specific ACs,
More effectively assess the impact of change on specific ACs, and even
Reuse ACs, whenever the opportunity to do so might arise.
IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) is the leading platform for today’s complex product and software development. ELM extends the functionality of standard ALM tools, providing an integrated, end-to-end solution that offers full transparency and traceability across all engineering data. From requirements through testing and deployment, ELM optimizes collaboration and communication across all stakeholders, improving decision- making, productivity and overall product quality.
Preseneter: Todd Dunnavant
IBM Solutions Engineer, AI Applications Technical Sales, IBM Technology Sales, U.S. Public and Federal Market