New 2011 Requirements Management Survey Now Open for Software Development Professionals

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Industry survey sponsored by Jama Software and Ravenflow gauges the status and role of requirements management in today's rapidly evolving application development lifecycle.

2011 State of Requirements Management Survey

We look forward to sharing the results of the survey with the software community as we collectively advance the practice of requirements definition and management.

Jama Software, the leader in collaborative requirements management solutions, and Ravenflow, a leading provider of visual requirements definition software, today announced that the 2011 State of Requirements Management Survey is now open for input. The survey will help create a benchmark study on the state of requirements management and identify the latest trends and strategies for managing requirements effectively and delivering better software.

Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/stateofrequirements
Learn more: http://www.jamasoftware.com/news-resources/state_rm_2011.php

“We are pleased to join Ravenflow and sponsor the second edition of the Requirements Management industry survey that allows practitioners to share their insights and experiences on managing software requirements,” said Eric Winquist, CEO of Jama Software. “As application development continues to become more complex, iterative and collaborative, the role of requirements management has evolved into a central point of quality assurance and innovation. This latest survey will shed light on the challenges and progress associated with the practice of requirements management to enable organizations to innovate faster, respond to change and delivery on commitments.”

The 20-question survey is open for input from now until Dec. 10, 2010. The survey data will be published in a report and live webinar available in January 2011. This is the second edition of the survey, with the initial research conducted in 2008. A copy of the original 2008 report: The State of Requirements Management, can be downloaded for free at:
http://www.jamasoftware.com/media/documents/State_of_RM_2008.pdf

“This requirements management survey is a great opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders, from product executives and project managers to business analysts, QA specialists and developers, to contribute to the continued improvement of software innovation,” said Susan Boers, president and CEO of Ravenflow. “We look forward to sharing the results of the survey with the software community as we collectively advance the practice of requirements definition and management.”

About Ravenflow
Ravenflow is the leading provider of visual requirements definition software that allows companies to gain better insight, clarity, and quality in their process improvement and application development projects. Leveraging a uniquely business-driven and process-based approach, Ravenflow transforms requirements definition by empowering business analysts to rapidly produce clear specifications of their business process workflows, business use cases, and business application needs. Ravenflow recently was named the fastest growing company in the requirements market, received the 2010 IBM Rational Jazz Innovator Finalist Award, 2009 Jolt Productivity Award, the 2009 IBM Rational ISV Partner of the Year Award, and was selected as a Gartner "Cool Vendor in Application Development." For more information, visit http://www.ravenflow.com

About Jama Software
Jama Software is the leader in collaborative requirements management solutions for improving enterprise collaboration and managing complex software development projects. Its Web application, Jama Contour, helps organizations manage the entire requirements management lifecycle through an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that brings people, teams and ideas together to ensure software value is delivered as specified. Customers, from start-ups to the largest and most sophisticated technology and IT organizations in the world, turn to Jama to help drive innovation, improve the decision-making process and harness the collective genius of all stakeholders involved in building great software. For more information please visit http://www.jamasoftware.com

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