Break the "agility versus quality" paradigm
To satisfy market demands, manufacturers are forced to constantly introduce new products. Customers expect excellent quality and services. Brand loyalty is decreasing. So, manufactures are forced to balance between a short time-to-market and quality. Even famous brands struggle with time-to-market and quality. Examples are product recalls, long queues for support and simply that the products (sometimes) just not work.
A major cause of quality problems is that the combination of the new product, new production processes and procedures are not sufficiently developed. It is too complex to do, especially if there are automated systems involved.
For years, there are solutions on the market to manage requirements. The Achilles heel of these solutions their technical orientation. End users no longer recognize the intricate specifications of their activities. Also, most implementations of traditional requirements solution do not integrate areas like manufacturing, logistics, human resources and finance it.
Fortunately, there are now solutions in requirements management area that understand semantics (meaning of words) in written language. So this allows you to capture requirements in plain language. Moreover, through the semantics correlations between the requirements, the user can see where his requirement is applied further. Practice shows that the quality of the requirements will increase by 50%, and collection will be 20% faster. So it’s possible: a shorter time-to-market with better quality!