Reports that are provided with the Requirements Management (RM) application

The Requirements Management (RM) application includes predefined reports that are based on the data warehouse. You can use the reports to analyze requirements and identify trends in projects. In addition, you can access document-style reports from the Create a Document-Style Report wizard.
The document-style reports that are available in the Create a Document-Style Report wizard are listed in Table 1. For a list of the sample data warehouse reports, which are available when you install IBM Cognos for Business Intelligence, see the other tables.
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Table 1. Reports in the Document-Style Report wizard.
Name Description
Use Case Diagram Specification Shows organized requirements by use case diagram.
Requirements Specification Shows both functional requirements, such as use cases, and non-functional requirements, such as supplementary requirements.
Traceability Report Shows a requirement-centered view of links to work items that implement the requirements and to test suites that validate the requirements.
User Interface Specification (by Screen Flow Diagram, by Sketches, and by Storyboards) Shows the artifact description, artifact type, and images of the specified graphical artifacts.
Audit History Shows the history of changes to the selected artifacts.
Reviews Shows details about the progress and content of the reviews, including the creator, project start date, due date, and overall state. This report is in the Create a Document-Style Report wizard only when you open the wizard from within a review.
Print Module as a Book Shows the module as a book that you can print.
Print Module as a Table Shows the module as a table that you can print.
Table 2. Reports for requirements management
Name Description
Coverage of Requirements by Development Items Shows the number of requirements in the selected project that are covered by work items.
Coverage of Requirements by Test Cases Shows the test case coverage for the requirements that are in the selected project.
Coverage of Requirements by Test Cases Trend Shows trends of the test case coverage for the requirements that are in the selected project.
Requirement Collection Totals by Project Shows the number of collections that are in the selected project or projects and how that number changed since the metrics were first collected.
Requirement Collection Totals by Type Shows the number of collections that are in the selected project or projects and how the number changed since the metrics were first collected. In this report, you can also filter by collection type.
Requirement Totals by Collection Shows the number of requirements that are in the selected collection.
Requirement Totals by Project Shows the number of requirements that are in the selected project. If no projects are selected, the report shows the number of requirements that are in the data warehouse.
Requirements Blocked by Open Defects Shows the requirements from a particular project and of a particular type that link to open defects. To find blocking or major defects, filter by Severity.
Requirements Distribution Shows the number of requirements for each Status, Priority, and Stability attribute, for the specified project. In an ideal situation, as the project progresses, the number in the initial statuses, such as "Proposed," decreases and the number in later statuses, such as "Incorporated," increases. Otherwise, some requirements might not be satisfied. Look for a reasonable distribution by Priority and Stability. Not everything can be high priority, and too many low stability requirements might indicate a problem.
Requirements Distribution by Collection Shows the number of requirements for each Status, Priority, and Stability attribute, for the specified collection. In an ideal situation, as the project progresses, the number in the initial statuses, such as "Proposed," decreases and the number in later statuses, such as "Incorporated," increases. Otherwise, some requirements might not be satisfied. Look for a reasonable distribution by Priority and Stability. Not everything can be high priority, and too many low stability requirements might indicate a problem.
Requirements Downstream-Upstream Coverage Shows the number of requirements in the selected project that are covered and how the number changed over time.
Requirements Distribution by Reference ID Shows the number of requirements for each Status, Priority, and Stability attribute. In an ideal situation, as the project progresses, the number in the initial statuses, such as "Proposed," decreases and the number in later statuses, such as "Incorporated," increases. Otherwise, some requirements might not be satisfied. Look for a reasonable distribution by Priority and Stability. Not everything can be high priority, and too many low stability requirements might indicate a problem. Any requirements that have the same identifier (Reference ID) are counted only once.
Requirements Execution Results Shows the traceability of requirements that are associated with test cases, text execution records, and current test execution record results. Also shows the summary and status of any defects that were filed when the test execution records ran.
Table 3. Traceability reports for requirements management
Name Description
Requirements Traceability Shows the requirements in a project that link to other requirements, work items, or test cases.
Requirements Full Traceability Shows the requirements in a project that link to other requirements, and shows detailed link information.
Requirements Traceability by Collection Shows the requirements in a collection that link to other requirements, work items, or test cases.
Table 4. Drill through reports for requirements management
Name Description
Requirement Collection list Shows the collections that are in the database. You can filter the collections by type and project.
Requirement List (by Reference ID) Shows details about each requirement that is in the selected project. If no projects are selected, the report shows details about all of the requirements that are in the data warehouse.
Requirements List (Development Item Coverage) Shows a list of the non-linked and linked requirements, based on selected Type and Coverage parameters. The tags, name, type, status, priority, and customer priority of each requirement are shown.
Requirement List (Priority Type) Shows a list of the non-linked and linked requirements, based on selected Priorty and Type parameters. For each requirement, the ID, tags, name, type, priority, stability, status, and difficulty are shown.
Requirement List (Status Type) Shows a list of work items, based on selected Status and Type parameters. For each work item, the tags, name, type, status, priority, and customer priority are also shown.
Requirement List (Test Coverage) Shows a list of requirements, based on selected Requirement Type and Test Coverage parameters. For each requirement, the tags, name, type, status, priority, and customer priority are also shown.
Requirement List by Collection Shows details about each requirement that is in the selected collection.
Requirement List by Collection (Downstream Coverage) Shows the number of requirements in the selected collection that are covered and how that number changed over time.
Requirement List by Collection (Execution Results) Shows the traceability of requirements that are associated with test cases, test execution results, and current test execution record results. Also shows the summary and status of any defects that were filed when the test execution records ran.
Requirement List by Collection (Test Coverage) Shows the test case coverage for the requirements that are in the selected collection.
Requirement List by Collection (Upstream Coverage) Shows the number of requirements in the selected collection that are covered and how that number changed over time.
Requirement List by Collection (Work Item Coverage) Shows the number of requirements in the selected collection that are covered by work items.
Requirement List by Project Shows the number of requirements that are in the selected project. If no projects are selected, the report shows the number of requirements that are in the data warehouse.
Requirement List by Project (Downstream-Upstream Coverage) Shows the number of requirements in the selected project that are covered and how that number changed over time.
Requirement List for a given Reference ID Shows the requirements that share the Reference ID field. Also shows the collections that the requirements belong to and the number of listed requirements by their identifier (Tag) and by their data warehouse identifier (Requirement ID).
Table 5. Coverage by Collection reports for requirements management
Name Description
Requirement Downstream Gap Analysis by Collection Shows the number of requirements in the selected collection that are covered and how that number changed over time.
Requirement Linked to Test Cases by Collection Shows the test case coverage for the requirements that are in the selected collection.
Requirement Linked to Work Items by Collection Shows the number of requirements in the selected collection that are covered by work items.
Requirement Upstream Coverage by Collection Shows the number of requirements in the selected collection that are covered and how that number changed over time.
Requirement with Execution Results by Collection Shows coverage details for the requirements in the selected collection that are associated to test cases and that have defined execution records. The execution records are included in the report even if they have no results or associated defects.
Table 6. Artifact Totals reports for requirements management
Name Description
Requirement Collection Totals By Project Shows the number of collections in selected projects and how that number changed since the metrics were first collected.
Requirement Collection Totals By Type Shows the number of collections that are in the selected projects and how that number changed since the metrics were first collected.
Requirement Totals by Collection Shows the number of requirements that are in the selected collection.
Requirement Totals By Project Shows the number of requirements that are in the selected project. If no projects are selected, the report shows the number of requirements that are in the data warehouse
Requirement Totals By Project (by Reference ID) Shows the number of requirements that are in the selected project. If no projects are selected, the report shows the number of requirements that are in the data warehouse. Any requirements that have the same identifier (Reference ID) are counted only once.

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