Team-Based Methodology A platform that enables collaborative work has been proven to directly impact project success by bridging the gap between disciplines and roles within a project. Spec-TRACER facilitates a team-based FPGA development process beginning with FPGA requirements capture, concept, design and verification - enhancing team communication and project organization. Spec-TRACER features an Administration Center that facilitates creation of multiple users, user groups and assignment of rights and privileges to each user group. All team members have access to a single database that contains all of the FPGA and ASIC projects within a program. Team communication and dialog that pertains to the project and all requirements engineering activities are managed and maintained in Spec-TRACER tool environment.