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Transform Visio diagrams into a set of structured requirements, user stories and test cases in Team Foundation Server.


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October 24, 2012 - 9:43
stpsoft Joins ComponentSource
Requirements diagram created using Requirements Definer for Microsoft Visual Studio ALM.

Requirements Definer for Microsoft Visual Studio ALM is a requirements definition tool for software engineering projects that have adopted Visual Studio Team Foundation Server. The tool transforms Visio diagrams into a set of structured requirements and generates detailed test cases. It can be used with any Visio template or free-format drawing. Visio templates for 'Scrum' and 'MSF for Agile Software Development' are provided. Requirements Definer for Microsoft Visual Studio ALM is equally suited to defining requirements for application software, mobile applications and advanced systems comprising embedded software. The tool can be used standalone or integrated with other stpsoft requirements tools for Microsoft Visual Studio ALM.


  • Requirements definition for software engineering and systems projects.
  • Flexibility to support different requirements definition techniques.
  • Use any Visio template, stencil or clipart.
  • Visio template for 'Scrum' projects to define product backlog items.
  • Visio template for 'MSF for Agile Software Development' to define user stories.
  • Leverage existing Visio assets to retrospectively document an existing system.
  • Leverage current Visio assets to kick-start the requirements for a new system.
  • Generate team system requirements work items and traceability links.
  • Generate detailed team system test cases with traceability to requirements.
  • Generate Word specification documents with versioning and change highlighting.
  • Customize Word specification layout, format and styles.
  • Generate PowerPoint slides for a particular iteration or sprint.
  • Generate forward, reverse and related traceability diagrams.
  • Team Foundation Server integration (2008 and 2010).

About stpsoft

stpsoft are specialists in requirements engineering for software and systems. They provide lightweight requirements tools with strong TFS integration, and offer process improvement consultancy based on agile methods and TFS. Their public sector customers are primarily in the US, Canada, UK and Australia, and include central and local government departments, health institutions and academic institutions. Their private sector customers range from Fortune 500 companies such as Honeywell, PNC, Accenture and L-3 Communications to independent software vendors.