Xuse manages requirements, use cases & other artefacts that drive software design. Xuse focuses on clear documentation & communication. It defines an XML data model for requirements & use cases with XSLT providing multiple derived views: HTML/SVG/PDF.
Note there is no GUI for entering requirements, however another project (https://sourceforge.net/projects/xguse/) will provide a GUI.
- Requirements management
- Hybrid use-case / requirements
- Manage stakeholders and actors
- Auto-linking Project glossary
- Requirements documentation (.e.g Vision and Sotfware Requirements Specifications)
- Write once use many concept for requirements (single source of truth)
- XML data model for flexible integration and extension
- Traceability central to the data model
- Model validation: ensures consistent relationships and maintains quality
- HTML report for communication
- Easily integrated into version control (sharing, versioning etc.)
- Headless publishing of requirements via ANT, Maven etc.
- CSV requirements import
- CSV requirements export
- Themes for generated HTML / reports
- Diagram generation: use-case package diagrams
- Diagram generation: use-case activity diagrams
- Traceability import: allows requirements to be traced to items beyond the requirements database
I have been using Xuse for several of my projects. I find the command line editing gives me the power to quickly make edits to requirements. The greatest benefit however is that the requirements can be version controlled using GIT or SVN. Getting used to the HTML tags supported by XUSE could be challenging. Its an excellent product nevertheless.
Easy for use.