When we first started this little project, one of our aspirations was to move customers away from creating and managing requirements in Word to using our requirements tool. And we had great reason, it provided so many benefits such as collaboration, reporting, traceability, and soooo much more.
Fast forward over five years later and we still find customers at large just prefer to document requirements using Word. OK, we get your hint customers. So after scratching our head and pondering how we can allow customers to have the best of both worlds.
We are on the heels of development building a Microsoft Word integration that will knock your socks off. In a nutshell, a GatherSpace customer can document their requirements from Word and push them to the cloud without even having to log in to GatherSpace.com.
Here’s how it works.
1. Customer opens up Word.
2. Customer clicks on the GatherSpace Tab (and logs in from MS Word)
3. Customer uses their favorite template and documents their requirements the way they love to.
4. They Tag (right click on a requirement) and mark them as a type of requirement
5. When ready, they simply publish the tagged requirements to the cloud.
This is just the tip of the iceberg folks. We’re also looking at a way to regenerate your PRD from the GatherSpace project right back into your Word doc and have the ability to synchronize your project in both directions.
If you have any input or feedback, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you have any suggestions.
Stay tuned……….We’re looking at Q1 2011 for our beta.