Capturing and managing requirements using Agile methodologies is critical to the success of any software development lifecycle (SDLC). This enables cross-functional teams to close the feedback loop by working collaboratively and iteratively while accelerating the development process towards better and faster business outcomes.
Development teams need to deliver applications that achieve business objectives from day one while matching and even exceeding the needs and expectations of users. To do this, the team needs to collaborate with business stakeholders and users on building a shared understanding of requirements. The Mendix Developer Portal provides the extended team with an integrated view on all requirements and user feedback where the team can collaborate on implementing the details.
Mendix supports requirements management through integrated, simple, and intuitive tools for story definition, backlog management, Sprint and release planning, and velocity mapping. These tools enable all stakeholders to curate a backlog of user stories into Sprint plans for development. The Mendix Platform APIs provide integration hooks to draw requirements from third-party tools to integrate with your existing requirements planning software.
See How Does Mendix Support Requirements Management? for more details.
Feedback is a crucial element of the core Mendix Platform, allowing team members to interact continuously across the SDLC. Mendix facilitates feedback management with features ranging from an integrated platform “buzz” and embedded interactive chat tools that link to software assets and updates, to feedback management that enables testers and users to report feedback directly from the app itself while including screenshots and context. Feedback is turned into user stories and allocated to the backlog to complete the loop and begin the iterative development cycle.
For more information, see How Does Mendix Support Feedback Management?.