Mapping Requirements

Many times the same requirements are used for multiple projects. The requirements are mapped to define the shared requirements process. A mapped requirement is one whose description is linked to a shared requirement.

To map a requirement to a shared requirement:

  1. Open the project that contains the requirement whose description you want to map.
  2. Select the requirement to map or create a new requirement and leave the description field blank.
  3. Click Home.
  4. Click Map/Unmap Requirement. The Mapped Description dialog box is displayed.
  5. Select the project that contains the requirement whose description you want to share from the Project drop-down list.
  6. Expand the requirement list, locate the requirement whose description you want to share and select it.
  7. Click the Map/Unmap Requirement button on the toolbar in the Mapped Description dialog box.

    The shared indicator is displayed to the left of the shared requirement’s name in the requirement list.

  8. Click the Save button to save your changes, or click the Cancel Changes button to cancel your changes.
  9. Close the Mapped Description dialog box.

You are returned to the open project. The requirement description field for the mapped requirement is disabled. Mapped and shared requirements are tracked and you can view them in a diagram. See related information on “Mapped Requirements Diagram.

An icon on the Requirement Tree indicates when a requirement is mapped.