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QVscribe is for you if you’re looking to establish best practices and introduce new methods for requirements writing using automation.

Half of All Engineering Errors Originate in the Requirements

Project complexity is increasing, timelines are shrinking, markets are more demanding. The effects of poor requirements can compound through the lifecycle of your product.

Many Errors in Systems and Product Development Begin with the Requirements

Technology like QVscribe can help address these critical problems. Using Natural Language Processing, together with industry best practices and configurations, QVscribe measures the quality and consistency of your requirements. A responsive, just-in-time analysis ensures compliance and identifies requirements problems and removes them at the source.

Increase Efficiency with a Consistent Process

That initial step often determines the success of the final deliverable. But knowing each rule, best practice, and industry-standard is nearly impossible, so is doing a line-by-line check of thousands of requirements.

QVscribe facilitates consistent standards across all stakeholders, guiding you through writing or reviewing requirements and coaching you on best practices and industry expectations. With this tool, you decrease the tedious and monotonous tasks and focus on the value – intent, not syntax.

Why Should I Use QVscribe?

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Lay a Solid Foundation for Your Projects

Requirements are the foundation of every project and establish a common understanding that provides the basis of the final design. Incorporating a universal quality of standards provides clarity and a framework to increase the integrity of writing requirements. A repeatable and effective process assures that stakeholders are aligned on the desired design outcome and product target.

Simplicity and Consistency

QVscribe is an automated, usable tool whose utility is understood in seconds: no unfamiliar UI’s and that uses a task-based, not a feature-based, workflow. It uses Critical Check Verification Suite, which harnesses proprietary algorithms developed from years of research, to successfully solve issues.

QVscribe is the fastest way to edit requirements documents by turning syntactic weaknesses into strengths using a visual grading system powered by Natural Language Processing. Our software tool provides a quality score for each requirement as well as the collection of requirements.

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See what our customers say

“When developing new products, engineers all share common frustrations when writing requirements. Since our early schooling, we are asked to be creative in our writing. Engineering, on the other hand, requires us to be precise, concise, and unambiguous. It is a time-consuming exercise. QVscribe shows a requirements document’s weaknesses, so they can be quickly corrected. It’s a simple tool for a complex problem that I think has the potential to be very helpful throughout the requirement engineering process.”

– Claude Lemelin, Defense Engineer Consultant

How does QVscribe work?

Requirements are imperative statements that assert that something must be done, or that a project outcome holds a specific attribute. Imperative phrases such as “shall” or “must” are an essential ingredient to make it clear that a requirement is, well, required! QVscribe checks each requirement for the existence of an acceptable imperative, ensuring it is actionable.

We all strive to have effective requirements that are efficiently written for robust and powerful products. A quality requirement avoids using descriptive phrases that cannot be measured. QVscribe finds problematic phrases like these and provides guidance to help you and your team avoid misinterpretation, testing troubles, and rework.

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Quality Analysis

QVscribe’s Quality Analysis is your expert requirements assistant. The analysis checks for compliance with standards such as the INCOSE Guide for Writing Requirements and ensures every detail is accounted for, including proper use of imperatives, clear language, and other industry best practices.

Natural Language Processing is used for the automatic detection of incomplete sentences and uses of passive voice. Using an active voice in your requirements makes it clear who, or what part of the system, is responsible for meeting requirements. Advances in our incomplete sentence logic make it easy to identify problematic requirements that are missing either a subject or a required action.

QVscribe gives you a comprehensive view of your document without leaving your requirements management tool. The dashboard view allows you to understand the progress and see any underlying warnings throughout the document.

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Unit & Term Consistency

Automatic detection, enumeration, and classification of all measurement units and noun phrases help users verify their correct use and location in the requirements. Avoid costly errors by ensuring consistency across your document, regardless of how many authors have worked on it.

Since QVscribe lists your terms, you can find inconsistencies and opportunities to consolidate the information. For example, if you reference a “patient”, a “physician”, and a “user” in the same document, a reader may be left wondering whether the user of a specific feature is intended to be the patient or the physician. An automatically generated list makes it easy to see how different terms are used throughout the requirement set and improves overall consistency.

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Similarity

QVscribe automatically identifies requirements that are similar. This feature makes it easy to spot missing information, duplicate requirements, and contradictions by showing you the probable suspects and highlighting the differences.

The user controls the matching threshold so they can right-size the results based on the total number of requirements and how deep they choose to go.

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Customizable Configurations

QVscribe’s configurations adjust to suit your needs. By enabling or disabling different Problem Types and adding or removing specific terms from the default lists, your leaders can standardize the language used across your organization.

Configurations are automatically updated across all users, even when accessing QVscribe through different Requirement Management Tools.

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Colour-Coded Error Detection

QVscribe gives a simple way to identify priorities and processes to correct requirement issues. It is an efficient and user-friendly way to author requirements on the go or to get an overview of an entire document’s quality.
Quality Analysis
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Quality Analysis

QVscribe’s Quality Analysis is your expert requirements assistant. The analysis checks for compliance with standards such as the INCOSE Guide for Writing Requirements and ensures every detail is accounted for, including proper use of imperatives, clear language, and other industry best practices.

Natural Language Processing is used for the automatic detection of incomplete sentences and uses of passive voice. Using an active voice in your requirements makes it clear who, or what part of the system, is responsible for meeting requirements. Advances in our incomplete sentence logic make it easy to identify problematic requirements that are missing either a subject or a required action.

QVscribe gives you a comprehensive view of your document without leaving your requirements management tool. The dashboard view allows you to understand the progress and see any underlying warnings throughout the document.

Unit & Term Consistency
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Unit & Term Consistency

Automatic detection, enumeration, and classification of all measurement units and noun phrases help users verify their correct use and location in the requirements. Avoid costly errors by ensuring consistency across your document, regardless of how many authors have worked on it.

Since QVscribe lists your terms, you can find inconsistencies and opportunities to consolidate the information. For example, if you reference a “patient”, a “physician”, and a “user” in the same document, a reader may be left wondering whether the user of a specific feature is intended to be the patient or the physician. An automatically generated list makes it easy to see how different terms are used throughout the requirement set and improves overall consistency.

Similarity
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Similarity

QVscribe automatically identifies requirements that are similar. This feature makes it easy to spot missing information, duplicate requirements, and contradictions by showing you the probable suspects and highlighting the differences.

The user controls the matching threshold so they can right-size the results based on the total number of requirements and how deep they choose to go.

Customizable Configurations
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Customizable Configurations

QVscribe’s configurations adjust to suit your needs. By enabling or disabling different Problem Types and adding or removing specific terms from the default lists, your leaders can standardize the language used across your organization.

Configurations are automatically updated across all users, even when accessing QVscribe through different Requirement Management Tools.

Colour-Coded Error Detection
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Colour-Coded Error Detection

QVscribe gives a simple way to identify priorities and processes to correct requirement issues. It is an efficient and user-friendly way to author requirements on the go or to get an overview of an entire document’s quality.

QVscribe evaluates against 16 distinct problem types. See all the ways QVscribe can help you today.

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Integrate with Tools You Already Use

QVscribe integrates with the requirements management platforms your team’s already using.