Objectiver has been designed by RE practitioners to enable real requirements engineering. The tool relies on Kaos, a goal driven methodology and enables users to have a global overview on the system and a systematic link between all the models representing the system. Analysts have the possibility to draw diagrams and to define concepts (like goals, requirements, agent, entities, events, relationships, actions,…) and relationships over those concepts (like refinement, conflict, operationalisation, responsibility, capability, performance, specialisation, causes and so on). Diagrams can be explained with text documents including references to concepts elicited in the diagrams. All these pieces of information can then be put together to generate a requirements document compliant with predefined standards. Key advantages of Objectiver are the following :

  • it enables analysts to elicit and specify requirements in a systematic way,
  • it produces well structured, self-contained, motivated, easily understandable, standard requirements documents,
  • it provides highly effective way to communicate about the requirements,
  • it ensures traceability from requirements to goals and from high-level, coarse-grained behavioural specifications to requirements.

Objectiver is also very easy to understand and can be used by anyone, because it is packaged with a web generation tool that permits to share your processes, goals, and so on with all the employees to the organization. Its main features are:

  • Automatic generation of RFQ/RFP
  • Goal driven requirements analysis
  • Multiple views on documents with easy navigation
  • Completeness and consistency checks
  • Traceability inside models, source, output documents
  • Queries