2017 - 2018
A benchmark was conducted for the second time in 2019 with the aim of providing an inde-pendent evaluation the development of requirement management systems with regard to data exchange using ReqIF. The benchmark was supervised by the ReqIF Workflow Forum. The ReqIF Implementor Forum provided support during implementation.
The results of the benchmark can be used not only to evaluate the application of ReqIF when exchanging requirements but also to improve the interoperability of the applications. The criteria and other constraints were defined by the users in the ReqIF Workflow Forum. The members of the ReqIF Implementor Forum provided the software used for testing as well as installation and operational support.
The focus of this year's benchmark was communication between customers and suppliers using ReqIF. The transmission of status changes and comments in requirement modules was tested in a "round trip" from the customer to the supplier and back. The transfer of integrated Office documents and images was also tested. The tried-and-tested reference files used in the first benchmark were used again to do this.
With six participating companies, a total of eight requirement management systems and con-nectors were tested. Mapping the different attributes to the internal data structure of the vari-ous systems posed a particular challenge.
The generated data and test results were made available to the participants of the benchmark to support further development of ReqIF data exchange. An overview of the results will be published in the form of a short report. A more detailed long report will be made available to the members of prostep ivip and VDA.
Another benchmark is planned for 2020. Additional scenarios are being developed for this purpose, including updates by customers during the exchange process.
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