Alex Ivanov is a DOORS expert who has been at Raytheon for 12 years, 10 of which have been focused on requirements management.
In this interview he talks about his experiences with DOORS. He is a heavy DOORS user and has heavily customized his version of DOORS. He is particularly interested in DOORS Next Generation and the possibilities it opens up.
Alex highly encourages everyone to join the Global Rational User Community (GRUC): both the global community and their local communities (he is the President of New England community). Membership is free and offers members the chance to gain a lot of expertise, learn best practices, other customers' pain points.
In terms of career advice for people in this space, Alex recommends:
- Continuously strive to continue learning
- Use your local library (or an electronic device like a Kindle)
- Find a mentor or several mentors
- Get out and talk to people: you never know what you'll learn.
You can follow Alex on Twitter @DOORSwizard