Data Migration with Teamcenter Requirements Integrator
Track: Deployment Excellence Connection
Requirements management has been an integral part of the development process in various industries for years. As requirements management adopted in the automotive industry over the years, more and more car manufacturers and suppliers have been applying requirements management and making use of their own dedicated requirements authoring tools. As results, requirements captured in hardcopy documents or standalone applications are difficult to share between companies. Requirements Interchange Format (ReqIF) defines an open, non-proprietary exchange format which enable organizations to exchange requirements by transferring XML documents that comply to the ReqIF standard format. Teamcenter Requirement ReqIF Integrator supports the import and exchange of requirements documents between Teamcenter requirements and other requirement management tools. The exchange of the requirements can be configured in bi-directional, directional, one-time bulk import or in schedule based synchronization. Teamcenter Requirement Integrator with ReqIF interface was used to support Ford Motor Company for migrating requirements data from several legacy systems into Teamcenter. This presentation describes the methodology, process, and lessons learned of using the Teamcenter Requirement Integrator tool to bulk import data into Teamcenter using industry compliant Requirements Interchange Format (RIF/ReqIF).