VectorCAST/RGW™
Provides traceability between software requirements, test cases, and code coverage.

Ensuring Traceability Between Software Requirements and Test Cases

One of the great challenges of software validation is knowing when a software application has been tested enough. Achieving 100% code coverage and having 100% of the test cases passing is not a sufficient measure. The additional metric required, proves that 100% of the software requirements have been tested, and which test cases test those requirements.

The VectorCAST Requirements Gateway connects software requirements with test cases and code coverage, with real-time traceability between all three.


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Features

The VectorCAST Requirements Gateway (RGW) provides traceability between software requirements, test cases, and code coverage. It permits the flow of data between a requirements management tool and the VectorCAST testing tools.

  • Provides visibility to ensure requirements are being tested
  • Integrated with the most popular requirements tools
  • Satisfies traceability requirements of regulated industry standards
  • Import requirements database into VectorCAST
  • Tag requirements to test cases
  • Export VectorCAST attributes to requirements database
  • View test execution pass/fail status in the requirements data base
  • Search for requirements with no test cases
  • Link test case attributes to requirements database attributes
  • Integrates with leading Software Requirements Traceability and other tools including:

    • IBM® Rational® DOORS®
    • IBM® Rational® RequisitePro®
    • Polarion® REQUIREMENTS™
    • Dassault Systèmes® Reqtify®
    • Microsoft Word®
    • CSV
    • XML

How it Works

How VectorCAST/RGW links software requirements to the software development lifecycle

The VectorCAST Requirements Gateway (RGW) connects software requirements with test cases and code coverage, with real-time traceability between all three. It permits flow of data between a requirements management tool and the VectorCAST testing tools. Through a simple and intuitive interface, developers can quickly and easily link requirements to VectorCAST test cases.

Once test cases are executed, the traceability metrics can be viewed from within the VectorCAST framework, or the requirements management tool. The user has full control over which VectorCAST attributes are passed back to the requirements database. Data such as the "Test Name" and "Test Result" {Pass | Fail | none} can be linked to user chosen attributes in the requirements database.