Collaborative requirements editing

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    Paul Chisholm
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    Is it realistic to use ReqIF Studio when multiple people are editing a requirements set simultaneously? It is possible to include multiple ReqIF models in a project and link entities between those models. If I have say two models in a project, could two people each edit a model, then one of them merge their changes into the project in which the other model was changed. If this is possible presumably it would be necessary to guarantee that any links that existed pre-editing are maintained.

    Concerning linking entities in different models of a project, what are the constraints? Each model (as far as I understand) has its own set of SpecTypes, Datatypes and Presentations. For the Spec Relations that cross two models in a project, does it matter which model the Spec Relation is configured, or is it needed in both?

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    jastram
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    > Is it realistic to use ReqIF Studio when multiple people are editing a requirements set simultaneously?

    It is realistic, and there are indeed users who do this. Having said that, note that (1) this does not scale well, and (2) you need technical expertise, should you have conflicts.

    If changes happen in different “places” in the model, then Eclipse is pretty good at merging the changes. But you need to look at the XML if you encounter merge conflicts.Hi Paul,

    There are a few settings that make this easier for you. Check out this chapter in the handbook:

    Team Work in ReqIF Studio

    > It is possible to include multiple ReqIF models in a project and link entities between those models.

    Short answer, no. As you rightly point out, there are a lot of things to consider. Currently, there are very few tools that use cross-file linking, and even fewer users.

    • This reply was modified 7 months ago by  jastram.

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