Reqline Requirement Management Tool
Last Updated on Monday, 04 July 2011 20:37 Written by Phil Bailey Saturday, 14 May 2011 14:25
The ReqLine application is a totally free .Net application that allows you to manage requirements and other important project information in a central repository. The tool is a single user application designed to sit between using MS Office to manage requirements, via spreadsheets or Word documents, and the large commerical multiuser applications that operate at an Enterprise level. Click here to read a short PDF about what it is and why we've done it.
This is a beta release that has been tested by the Pragnalysis Team and volunteers from amongst Joe's colleagues at British Gas (particular thanks to Akshay Chhikara!). As it is however a beta release, we cannot guarantee that we have ironed out all of the bugs; however we are keen to release this free tool to the community and work with any interested parties to make the tool as complete and as effective as possible.
Looking towards the future, remember the team at Pragnalysis are professional analysts that run this site in their spare time. We are not professional trained programmers and we do not have the resources to employ people to build software. We however believe that the tools available for business analysts are often too complicated, too over engineered and most importantly too expensive. We are keen to try and develop this tool into an Open Source rival to the big players and make an impact in helping our profession evolve with the support of a free tool that actually meets our needs.
We hope that in the future this tool will be a viable alternative to the commerical tools that exist for any organisation looking to use a tool to improve their business analysis / requirement management practice. There is no reason why the needs of the business analyst cannot be met via the Open Source community.