Press Releases
April 19, 2012
Ryma Licenses Process Impact’s Requirement Templates for FeaturePlan

Integrated templates for FeaturePlan facilitate how product managers define and manage requirements

MONTREAL, Québec – April 19, 2012 – Ryma Technology Solutions Inc., the leader in product management solutions, today announced a partnership with Process Impact that will see the consultancy’s requirements engineering templates integrated into Ryma’s FeaturePlan product management solution.

“Defining requirements is a critical step in product development that plays heavily on the success of any release,” said Michel Besner, President and CEO of Ryma. “Through this partnership, customers from Ryma and Process Impact will be able to streamline the process of defining requirements by leveraging comprehensive templates that are integrated into FeaturePlan’s Document Center module, allowing them to create comprehensive market and product requirements documents using analytics from the product database in a greatly reduced timeframe.”

Based out of Portland, Oregon, Process Impact specializes in software development, project management and process improvement for both small and large organizations. Their areas of expertise include requirements engineering, risk management, software peer reviews, project management, metrics, and process assessment. Process Impact’s principal consultant, Karl Wiegers, is also a renowned author in the field of software engineering, having sold over 150,000 copies of his books. His titles include: Software Requirements, 2nd Edition; More About Software Requirements; Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools; Creating a Software Engineering Culture; and Peer Reviews in Software: A Practical Guide.

"Business analysts and product managers are bombarded with a vast array of information when conceiving and specifying the requirements for a new software product,” said Wiegers. “By using the document templates, checklists, spreadsheet tools, sample requirements documents, and other work aids integrated in FeaturePlan, product managers can improve the way they develop and manage requirements.”

Ryma-Process Impact Joint Webinar

As part of their partnership with Process Impact, Ryma will host a webinar on May 23rd at 12 p.m. EDT. Presented by Karl Wiegers, the webinar “Thorny Issues in Software Requirements” will cover how to deal with issues that software producers commonly face, including: how to define project scope; the connection between use cases and functional requirements; distinguishing requirements from design; and how to use requirements management tools effectively.

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Pricing and availability for FeaturePlan’s Process Impact templates will be announced at a future date. For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About Process Impact

Process Impact focuses on practical software process improvement by collaborating with clients to have an impact on the processes their software organizations use, and to help those processes have an impact on the business. We apply established process improvement models and approaches in a non-dogmatic, sensible way that fits the culture and needs of each organization. Karl Wiegers, the Principal Consultant at Process Impact, has many years of experience with software development, software management, and leading process improvement, quality improvement, and software measurement activities in both small and large organizations. He has delivered more than 500 training seminars, conference presentations, webinars, and keynotes worldwide.

About Ryma Technology Solutions Inc.

Founded in 2000, Ryma is a leader in product management solutions – developing and selling processes, expertise and tools that enable our customers to develop better products. Our award-winning software solution FeaturePlan™ simplifies the implementation of any product management process and is used by industry-leading companies, such as: ADP, BMC Software, Camstar, EMC, GE Healthcare, NetApp, Sage and Trend Micro. Ryma is based in Montreal, Canada with a Center of Excellence in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit