Poorly documented Software Requirements are a well known source of inefficiencies. Capturing accurate business requirements for your Enterprise Software Applications is one of the hardest things about software development. It is critical to achieving the maximum business value from your IT investments.
Textual representations of software requirements can have inherent ambiguity built into them, which slows down development
Poorly documented requirements often lead to re-work from the developers.
Too much back and forth
Because of unclear requirements, you can end up with too much “back and forth” between the business and engineering teams, wasting time and increasing cycle times.
Too many defects
Because of poor requirements, you can end up with too many avoidable defects which slows down velocity.
Poorly documented business requirements can lead to delays, wasted time, poor quality and ultimately, unhappy customers.
If you are using an unstructured approach (using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) for documenting the Business Requirements and Design, you are likely further contributing to the problem…
Text based requirements are inherently unclear and ambiguous leading to re-work.
Out of Sync Documents
Data elements across documents easily get “out of sync”. Lack of “source of truth” for requirements and design.
Manually writing text based documents is inherently time consuming.
Lack of structure and free-form text editing leads to inconsistency that creeps in.
Difficulty in locating documents (e.g. SharePoint) hampers visibility.
Limited Text Search
Cannot search for text search terms easily because data is unstructured.
Multiple users cannot edit and collaborate on the same documents at the same time.
Limited View of the “Big Picture”
Difficulty in piecing together the overall perspective because of the need to look at a lot of documents to connect the dots.
Read our blog to learn more about the challenges with using unstructured documents.
Introducing DreamCatcher – the right way to manage product requirements in the Agile world!
DreamCatcher Agile Studio is a centralized, dynamic and visually managed ‘System of Record’ for product requirements and design related data, replacing Word and Excel documents. Your entire team can benefit from DreamCatcher, resulting in improved team communication and collaboration, clear requirements and reduced execution risk. With minimal effort, your team can capture the right level of details for requirements and design – without writing a single Word or Excel document. DreamCatcher is the Agile way of capturing product requirements and design related information!
DreamCatcher is your single integrated toolkit for Agile software development!
DreamCatcher is your single integrated toolkit for Agile software development, with a number of handy tools at your fingertips that are fine-tuned for an Agile environment. Because these tools work “side by side”, DreamCatcher can maximize the synergies between them and save your teams valuable time and money. More importantly, DreamCatcher helps reduce execution risk and enables innovation in your teams, and helps create an engaged workforce.
Visualize > Collaborate > Innovate
DreamCatcher is the Agile way of managing product requirements and design!
DreamCatcher is a visually driven Integrated Agile Suite that helps you visualize your product features, empowering business teams and product managers to define and guide the product feature requirements.
- Process Workflows
- UI Screen Details
- UI Widget Details
- Business Rules
- User Story Playback
- Design Patterns
- Integration Points
- Integration Interfaces
- Interface Data Fields
- Design Documents
- Automated Task Creation
- Automated Task Estimation
- Fine-grained burndowns
- Visual capacity planning
- Project dashboards
- Automated Test Case Generation
- Defect Management
- View defects on Requirements
- End-to-end traceability
DreamCatcher can help you succeed in the age of Agile development, and achieve your true market potential.
Increase Your Speed-to-Market
- Visualize Product Features
- Make Product Changes Rapidly
- Gather Customer Feedback More Effectively
- Reduce Cycle Times
Lower Delivery Risk
- Improve Communication
- Reduce Ambiguity
- Reduce Re-work
- Improve Visibility
- Ensure Accuracy and Consistency
Improve Efficiency (by 25-30%)
- Automate Documents
- Automate Tasks & Estimation
- Design Patterns
- Automate Test Cases
Engage Your Teams
- Improve Collaboration
- Enable Productivity
- Enable Innovation
- Automate Manual Tasks
- Promote a Fun Work Environment
See what our customers are saying
“We knew DreamCatcher was a unique software solution in the industry on our very first look at it. Interactive UI prototyping, automated test case generation, automatic e-mail notifications, defect management, project dashboards, and user story playback are all very unique features unlike any other solutions. We appreciate the professional and enriching experience that DreamCatcher offers for our Agile project management needs. It works in a very natural and intuitive way for our software development.”
“DreamCatcher has been a very effective and productive tool for us for capturing Product Requirements. DreamCatcher saves us time on communicating the requirements to the team. Apart from managing the sprints, we also use it to automatically generate test cases, generate Business Requirement Documents (BRDs) and for defect tracking. It is very user friendly and the team has picked it up quickly without any formal training.”