Specify, Analyze, Verify and Validate your Software

Doc Sheets provides solutions to the complex problems of managing the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). The framework provided by Doc Sheets includes requirement definition, software design, software test, and project management. With Doc Sheets you can respond to changing client needs quickly, effectively, and without loss of focus.

Why should I use Doc Sheets for Software Development?

Because effective requirements management is highly correlated with project success.

Requirements impact more aspects of the software development life cycle (SDLC) than any other life cycle deliverable.  Specifically, requirements defined by the requirement engineering activity are used by the following activities/phases:

  • Project Management
  • Software Design (Modular, Database, and Algorithm design)
  • Coding
  • Software Testing: (Unit, Independent, and Acceptance test)
  • Documentation (System and User documentation)

Doc Sheets includes the following functionality:

  • Requirement to Requirement linkage
  • Requirement to Deliverable linkage
  • Requirement Traceability Matrix
  • Requirement Traceability Diagram
  • Missing link Reports
  • Requirement Baselines
  • Requirement Attribution

Doc Sheets provides linkages from business requirements to software requirements and from software requirements to deliverables.  This requirement tracing process provides the “glue” that holds the development process together and assures the product delivered is the product needed by the client/customer.

Doc Sheets minimizes the risks associated with “scope creep” and helps keep programmers focused on writing code that meets business needs.  The “comfort level” of users during the development process is greatly increased when they can relate the project’s progress to requirements they understand.

Finally, project management is most effective when it is organized around delivering products linked to documented requirements.

Who should use Doc Sheets?

The Doc Sheets tool has many time-saving features that make it useful for any company to identify customer needs and implement solutions to achieve customer satisfaction. Following is a list of professionals who are finding Doc Sheets to be particularly useful: 

System Analyst – Doc Sheets allows the System Analyst (SA) to capture and manage user business and project requirements for development, enhancements, and maintenance. It also enables the SA to prioritize and assign requirements to developers. 

Software Developer/Programmer – Doc Sheets helps Programmers translate requirements into design specifications (specs). It also enables Programmers to develop and document unit test cases for unit testing. 

Project Manager/Team Lead – Doc Sheets enables Program Managers (PMs) to track requirements that need to be met by a specific deadline or product release. It also allows PMs to assign work to programmers and testers. 

Software Tester – Doc Sheets enables Software Testers (STs) to validate the software to ensure it meets all of the user’s requirements. Doc Sheets helps the STs derive test cases from the requirements and design specifications to document test cases and results. 

Technical Writer/Documentation Manager – Doc Sheets enables technical writers to create, edit and manage requirements documents. Creating documents (such as user guides) becomes easy for the technical writers as they can readily access requirements and other project artifacts used to develop the software. 

Business Analyst – Doc Sheets enables business analysts to create Business (Process) Requirements sheets and track them through the software development life cycle (SDLC). They can also generate various business analysis reports. 

What is the software development process for Doc Sheets?

Doc Sheets is a process-independent software. Doc Sheets is effective for any of the following life cycle process:

  • Agile Process
  • Scrum Process
  • Waterfall Process
  • V-Model
  • Big Bang Model
  • Spiral Model
  • Custom Process