Creating a Requirement Type

Note: If you are logged in as a Project Admin, you are not authorized to create or modify a requirement type. You would see the Edit and New button disabled.

To create a requirement type

  1. In Caliber, click Administration.
  2. Click Requirement Types
  3. Click the New button. The New Requirement Type dialog box is displayed.
  4. Enter a unique name and tag for the attribute.

    The tag is used as a prefix for the requirement ID number, and helps identify requirement types in the requirement grid and in reports. Typically, you would use a short tag (“SWR” for Software Requirements, for example).

  5. Click Next. The next step of the Requirement Type Creation Wizard is displayed. Enter a description for the requirement type.
  6. If you want to create a custom tab for the requirement type, click New and see related information on “Creating Custom Tabs” .
  7. Click Next. The next step of the Requirement Type Creation Wizard is displayed. Choose the appropriate default Access level for the requirement type:
    • None (users cannot see the requirements in this type at all),
    • View (users can only view the requirements, but not create or modify them),
    • Create (any user can create requirements).
    Note: See related information on “Creating a Security Profile” for more information on requirement type access levels.
  8. Click Next. The next step of the Requirement Type Creation Wizard is displayed. Choose the appropriate default Delete level for requirements of the new requirement type:
    • None (users cannot delete the requirements in this type at all),
    • Owned (users can only delete those requirements they own),
    • Any (users can delete any requirements).
    Note: See related information on “Creating a Security Profile” for more information on requirement type delete levels.
  9. Click Next. The next step of the Requirement Type Creation Wizard is displayed. For each attribute listed, select the circumstances for Modification to determine whether or not users can modify the attribute in requirements of that type:
    • None (users cannot modify the requirements in this type at all),
    • Owned (users can only modify the requirements they own),
    • Any (any user can modify any requirement).
    Note: See related information on “Creating a Security Profile” for more information on attribute modification levels.
  10. Click Next. The next step of the Requirement Type Creation Wizard is displayed. To select the projects you want to assign the requirement type to, select the box to the left of the project name. Click Next. Verify the information you have entered and click Finish. If not, click Back and make the necessary changes.