|Short Description/ Transmitted Information||Definition of standard for exchange of textural requirements in XML|
|Application Scope||Exchange of requirements in-house and across enterprise boarders|
- Industrialization (potentially standardization)
- Productive Usage
- Standardized exchange format for requirements interchange
- Interoperability between Requirements authoring tools
- Improvement of collaboration between business partners
- Internal cross-domain processes
- External collaboration processes
- prostep ivip Assiciation
- prostep ivip Recommendation
- OMG Standard
|IT Standard Classification||Interoperability Standard|
|Data Format||Text Format (ASCII/XML)|
|Relations to other standards|
|Overlap with other standards|
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The Requirements Interchange Format (ReqIF) describes an open, non-proprietary exchange format. Requirement information is exchanged by transferring XML documents that comply to the ReqIF format.
The XML data model of the ReqIF standard supports the automated transfer of specifications including graphics, tables and embedded files. In addition, it encloses clear rules for the description and with it also for the identification of the data.
The ReqIF standard is managed by the Object Management Group, Inc. (OMG) and has a solid recognition in the industry and is adopted by many Requirements Management tools (RM-tools). It is used to exchange requirement information between different databases and tool chains.