Requirements Update – Document Import
Usable Requirements is now even easier to use – you can import requirements to your project directly from an existing document.
With the latest update to Requirements, there’s a new feature available when you upload a document. Using our offline parsing technology to read documents we’ve created a system that enables you to pick requirements directly from the text of a document and turn them in to requirements in a single step.
(Skip forward to 0:35s to see the requirement import process)
The video demonstrates the workflow of uploading a client brief, selecting requirements from it, and turning them in to Usable Requirements.
- 00:03 – The project is opened at the Project Dashboard.
- 00:06 – The user checks the list of requirements. As it’s a very new project there’s only one.
- 00:13 – Clicking the files tab.
- 00:15 – On the file listing page the user chooses to upload a new file.
- 00:28 – Once the file is selected the user uploads it.
- 00:30 – In the listing, the file has a “Generate Requirements” button.
- 00:35 – When the file has been read the text is sent to the application.
- 00:40 – The user selects some text and generates a requirement from what’s been selected.
- 00:50 – The gathering process is repeated for each requirement after selecting the first requirement. This adds the following requirements as children of the first.
- 01:10 – Once the requirements are imported the user returns to the requirements listing.
- 01:15 – The user then edits one of the new requirements to set it as pending and add a tag.
The document import processor currently works with Microsoft Word .doc and .docx formats, PDF, text and Excel spreadsheets. The entire process from uploading a document to importing requirements from it takes just 7 clicks. And that’s with the first iteration. We’re working to make it even more straightforward. We believe is an exciting new feature that will make gathering and managing requirements much simpler.
We’re continuing to innovate and improve document imports, and we’re looking for feedback on how you might use this feature. If you have any ideas or criticisms please leave them on the UsableHQ UserVoice page.