TechExcel Announces DevSpec 3.0

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Latest Version of Wiki-powered Requirements Management Software Provides Advanced Traceability and Management Capabilities

TechExcel, Inc., a leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management software, today announced the general availability of DevSpec 3.0. This newest version of TechExcel's requirements management software provides full collaboration within a team environment, powered by a Wiki editor. DevSpec 3.0 allows teams to come together as they define and manage requirements, specifications, stories, and other forms of collateral that represent an application's design. These artifacts can also be edited in a familiar, easy to use Wiki interface by multiple team members. While users enjoy this simple editing tool, there is a highly configurable process engine behind every action they perform. This gives DevSpec the ability to enforce workflow methodologies, manage security roles, and track custom attributes for each artifact.

"Wikis provide a great way to define requirements, especially when multiple stakeholders need to provide input," says Paul Unterberg, Product Manager of DevSpec. "The wiki-based approach already has a lot of traction in the industry. Our innovation was to incorporate advanced traceability and management capabilities with the easy-to-use definition technology. Using DevSpec, it is easy to see what projects, development items, defects, test cases, and other requirements are tied to an item. This gives a more complete view of the entire process, and reduces risks in other stages of development."

Key Benefits of DevSpec 3.0
DevSpec delivers visibility, traceability, and validation throughout the requirements processes and is unique for its ability to quantify a set of requirements, and use these quantified requirements to drive development and testing. Key Benefits in Version 3.0 enable better product design management and allows enterprises to achieve more mature development process control throughout the entire development lifecycle, including:

  • Easily define product or project requirements.
  • Track what requirements are not covered by a development work items or test cases.
  • Identify which features or functions in the design are not required internally or externally.
  • Control requirement changes and view the impact of the implementation of such changes.
  • Provide lifecycle traceability and review requirement implementation and validation
  • Track a prioritized set of work using a customizable Backlog.

DevSpec is available as an integrated client/server and Intranet/Internet solution that provides full traceability of a product's features in a process-controlled environment. These features drive development and testing implementation projects. DevSpec 3.0 fully supports Scrum, Iterative development, Waterfall, and many other methodologies.

For more information on TechExcel's DevSpec and to receive a free Wiki-powered t-shirt visit us at: http://www.techexcel.com/products/devsuite/devspec_vs.html

About TechExcel                    
TechExcel, Inc. is the leader in unified Application Lifecycle Management as well as Support and Service solutions that bridge the divide between product development and service/support. This unification enables enterprises to focus on the strategic goals of product design, project planning, development and testing, while enabling transparent visibility with all customer-facing initiatives. Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Lafayette, California, TechExcel has over 1,500 customers in more than 42 countries and maintains offices in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, London, Beijing and Tokyo. For more information, visit http://www.techexcel.com or call 925-871-3900 in the United States or +44(0) 207 470 5650 in the United Kingdom.

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