SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION Documentation is often a deliverable
- Specifications are often written in one project phase and then passed into the following phase, e.g. a requirements document is handed off to a design team
- Specifications may be contractual deliverables, e.g. the completion of a specification may be an exit criteria for a project phase, and trigger a payment
- Specifications may have to comply with standards, e.g. U.S. Defense Standards (MIL-STD,FDA)
Figure: A page from a document generated with the Comprehensive Test Plan Template.
What is the main difference between RPE and RRDI?
Both techniques are very powerfull can for the basic reporting both options are viable. Still there are
signifcant diifferences when you take a closer look at both options.
RPE is a technology which extracts data from the CLM database and generates (textual) reports based on the obtained
information. This information does not provide any historical data. The software has no native support to generate pictures/graphs.
RRDI extracts every night data from the CLM database and import this data into a datawarehouse. This gives the option
to generate reports which contains historical data and graphs.
In one line: Textual documents check first RPE technology, when you want to have statistical information start with RRDI.