Rethink Requirements with QVscribe

Author requirements while automatically checking for quality & compliance. So you can start focusing on requirements content rather than syntax.

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Save Time

Streamline the requirements authoring process and create detailed quality management reports in seconds (not hours)

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Work Smarter

Automate the tedious, error-prone tasks of reviewing for best practices and industry standards so teams can focus on ensuring the right requirements are included and complete

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Build Confidently

Avoid costly rework by identifying critical errors in the requirements stage before they manifest in later stages of development

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Intelligent Automation

QVscribe harnesses Natural Language Processing to proactively check for compliance of the best requirements analysis tactics identified by associations such as INCOSE and leading industry experts. Automated requirements analysis throughout the authoring process empowers engineering teams to build faster by identifying errors where they are matter most and cost the least to fix - in the requirements.

QVscribe is a pragmatic solution that can drive requirements quality improvement.


- Yoga Jeppu, Engineer, Honeywell Technology Solutions

Authoring & Structural Conformance

Jumpstart the authoring of your requirements with fill-in-the-blank templates that are pre-configured to follow the Easy Approach to Requirements Syntax (EARS).



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Whether your requirement is ubiquitous, state-driven, event-driven, an optional feature, or an unwanted behaviour – you can choose amongst a subset of patterns that structure your requirement to be simple, clear, and a dream to work with.


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Quality Analysis

Your assistant for rapidly authoring requirements that are compliant with best practices and industry standards. Authoring requirements with QVscribe empowers teams with a foundation for positive & on-time project development.


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Imperatives

Imperatives are the critical words that command that something must be done – they are essential for a requirement to be valid. QVscribe checks each requirement for missing or improper use of imperatives, helping ensure every requirement has a single correct and actionable imperative.

Optional Escape Clauses

Catch optional language that indicates a constraint "can" or "should" be implemented. Removing unintended optional language tightens implementation scope – reducing risk & increasing control.

Weak, Vague, and Subjective Words

Detect ambiguous language that introduces uncertainty and leaves room for multiple interpretations without constraints. Are there specific words you believe should never make it into a requirements document? Easily enforce clarity for you and your team by configuring the library to include problematic wording for detection.

Superfluous Infinitives

Many folks "are capable of" kicking a football 33 yards at least some of the time, but that doesn't mean they fit the requirements to do so repeatedly and reliably. QVscribe identifies the superfluous infinitives that are unnecessary verb-phrases – avoiding verification & validation issues.

Immeasurable Quantification

We all strive to author "effective" requirements that are "efficiently" written for "robust" and "powerful" products. However, a proper requirement must avoid the use of those immeasurable quantifiers to specify precisely the constraints for development & verification purposes.

Data-driven Quality Indicators

Beyond the indicators mentioned above, QVscribe's default quality analysis checks for eight quality indicators: imperatives, negative imperatives, vague wording, optional escape clauses, superfluous infinitives, cross-referencing pronouns, immeasurable quantification, and non-specific temporal words.

Quality Warnings

Some rules are made to be broken – but it's essential you know when they are. QVscribe warns you of common quality issues that may be intentional without impacting the requirement's score – giving you the flexibility to determine which requirements genuinely need attention.




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Universal Quantifiers

Words or phrases that generalize a quantity or quality should be used carefully to improve the verifiability of a requirement. QVscribe flags universal quantifiers without impacting the quality score as a warning that the requirement may be unverifiable or untestable unless restated.




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Passive Voice

The use of passive voice often introduces two sources of errors. First, passive verbs such as "enhanced" and "strengthened" are notoriously ambiguous. Second, passive voice often describes a constraint on implementation rather than a proper requirement. QVscribe flags passive voice to help ensure you're not describing what must be done to the system, but rather what needs to be done by the system.




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Incomplete Sentences

Incomplete sentences can cause serious trouble in requirements when critical details of who must do something or what must be done is missing. QVscribe shows a warning when it detects incomplete sentences – bringing attention to the requirements that need more information.

Unit & Term Consistency

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Highlighting Potentially Inconsistent Units & Terminology

Using both imperial and metric systems of units within one document has resulted in some of the most catastrophic project failures ever seen. QVscribe rapidly detects and displays units and terminology to help you verify consistency throughout all requirements. Ensuring that no terminology or units conflicts lead to delays or rework.

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Did you know?

According to NASA, the cost to fix errors rises exponentially with each successive phase of the project life-cycle, resulting in up to a 1,000 cost premium for addressing requirement errors at the operations stage. JM Stecklein, Error Cost Escalation Through the Project Life Cycle, NASA, 2004

Fast, Efficient

Requirements Similarity Analysis

Eliminate Redundant and Contradictory Requirements.


Ensuring that no two requirements are redundant or contradictory used to entail significant manual effort and cross-checking. Now, QVscribe automatically analyzes each requirement against all others to assess similarity — helping you spot requirements that either need to be updated or deleted.

Enterprise & Team Configurations

Enterprise teams require the very best tools available, and with every new release, QVscribe delivers new capabilities that enhance collaboration and management throughout the requirements engineering process.


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Centralized Analysis Configurations

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User Management

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Flexible Licensing

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Did you know?

The Project Management Institute’s 2014 Pulse of the Profession found that only 47% of organizations have a formal process to validate requirements, and that 51% of At a Glance Requirement Analysis project dollars are wasted due to poor requirements.


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At a Glance

  • Analysis Type

    Natural Language Processing of requirements for quality and consistency analyses.

  • Quality Indicators & Warnings

    • Imperatives
    • Negative Imperatives
    • Optional Words
    • Vague Language
    • Continuances
    • Directives
    • Universal Quantifiers

  • Terminology & Unit Consistency Analysis

    Detection, enumeration, and classification of all measurement units and noun phrases to help verify their correct use and location in the requirements.

  • Requirements Similarity Analysis

    Assessment of requirements similarity to assist in eliminating redundant or contradictory requirements.

  • Configurable Analysis Reports

    Configurable PDF report generation, ready for sharing and printing. Reports can include a full quality analysis, document summary, unit consistency results, analysis configurations, and recommendations.

  • Enterprise & Team Customizations

    Centrally managed group-specific analysis configurations and trigger words for consistent requirements reviews across teams.

  • Requirements Exporting

    Export requirements from Word documents into CSV formats compatible with management software.

Generate Your Report

Export your analysis to a configurable PDF report. Or your favourite requirement management tool.

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Newest Capabilities in QVscribe 2.10

  • Easy Approach to Requirements Syntax (EARS) Templating
  • INCOSE Guidelines compliance detection
  • Passive voice detection
  • Incomplete sentence detection
  • Requirements authoring capabilities
  • On-screen quality analysis & best practices tips

Integrations

QVscribe is seamlessly integrated into the following requirements management tools.

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Microsoft Excel

Quality analysis integrated right into your current Excel workflow.

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Microsoft Word

Quality analysis integrated right into your current Word workflow.

Plans

All plans include dedicated customer support and account management.


Single App

For individuals using either Microsoft Word or Excel



Office Bundle

For individuals who use both Microsoft Word and Excel



Teams

For teams requiring shared analysis configurations


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Quality analysis for best practice compliance
Terminology and unit consistency analysis
Requirements similarity analysis
Universal Quantifier warnings
Passive Voice Detection
Incomplete Sentence Detection
Requirements export
User configurable analysis
Customized PDF reports
Easy Approach to Requirements Syntax (EARS) Templating
Centralized analysis configurations
Concurrent licensing
User management


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