IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation: Are you ready to open a new door?
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If you are already using IBM Rational DOORS, don't get upset over the transition to Rational DOORS Next Generation! This is a transition that does not have to happen all at once and will probably affect clients in many different ways. If you are just beginning to explore Rational DOORS, there’s great news for you: we have a fully-integrated requirements module that can be implemented into your existing process. If you need help defining a requirements process, you may also leverage one of the included process templates at no additional charge.
Now, it is important to know the difference between the two Rational DOORS offerings in order to make a solid decision on your approach moving forward. So after talking a bit about the history of Rational DOORS, I will introduce Rational DOORS Next Generation and explain some of the common feature enhancements it has.
The past versus opening a new door
IBM Rational DOORS is very well respected in the requirements management space (and is one of the main reasons IBM purchased Telelogic in 2007). This tool has won many awards and IBM will certainly continue to heavily invest in this space.
However, as our projects and products become more complex, it is now, more than ever, very important to integrate other products in a more efficient way. This means no longer are there desktop clients of products and “heavy” install bases. We require more agile software solutions in these types of environments. Therefore, IBM is taking a strategic approach to provide a web-based solution for ease of use and flexibility for its user base. This is the IBM Systems and Software Engineering solution.
IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation
Rational DOORS Next Generation is a product based on Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC). It uses a relational database for enterprise-level
· Runs on the IBM Rational Jazz platform technology
· Includes a server application and web client for main usage
· Provides capabilities to define and manage requirements in systems and software engineering projects for manufactured products and systems-oriented industries
· Integrates with quality, change and configuration management, defects, source code repository and project planning characteristics
Reasons for making the switch
If you are currently in need of collaboration with additional team members or have a need for integration with the above characteristics, you may want to think about starting your next project using Rational DOORS Next Generation.
Take an iterative approach, if necessary. If you are completely new to having a requirements management solution, then Rati
If you are a current Rational DOORS user who has active support with IBM, you actually have the ability to exchange your existing Rational DOORS licenses for Rational DOORS Next Generation licenses beginning at no additional charge.
Whatever your choice may be, hopefully the details of this blog post can help you to better understand the options you have in the requirements management realm. Please leave your comments below, check out my introduction video and follow me on Twitter @tsieg!