Synchronizing Requirements Overview

Many times the same Requirements are used for multiple Projects. Atlas provides the ability to reuse requirements by defining them once centrally, and connecting (synchronizing) them with other Projects. As related items are modified, individual item updates can be accepted, deferred or declined. This granular management ability provides consuming projects the ability to not only reuse centrally defined requirements, but to manage the flow and impact of changes.

The Requirements are synchronized to define the shared Requirements relationship. A synchronized Requirement is one whose description is linked to a shared requirement.

The Synchronization Source is the Requirement that provides the originating material. Any Project contributor where the Requirement resides can edit the Requirement.

The Synchronization Destination is the Requirement that displays the content of the Synchronization Source.

Requirements that have been synchronized are designated by the icon in the Requirements Tree.