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IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation: Terminology and Basic Concepts - This introductory presentation focuses on basic concepts and terminology that one should know when working with IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation.
IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation Tour: Import, Edit, Trace, and Analyze Requirements - In this video, you will learn how to use Rational DOORS Next Generation to import and review requirements, add traceability links between those requirements, analyze the data, and then export it.
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Sharing some of the latest videos on Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) which include a brief introduction and demonstrations.
MBSE Introduction - This short video gives a brief overview of the capabilities and benefits of Model Based Systems Engineering with IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management
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CLM 6.0.1 iFix015 was made available for download on September 15. This iFix contains fixes for 507 defects broken out for the following products:
For information about downloading this fix (and fixes available for other versions) please go here.
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Are you looking for reference material to help with performance tuning and configuration for your DOORS Next Generation environment?
Here are some articles to reference for information and guidance on performance sizing and tuning:
In addition, a recently updated article on jazz.net provides additional guidance on specific performance tuning and configuration settings with Rational DOORS Next Generation.
Check out the article at: Tips for Configuring and tuning DOORS Next Generation
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When a new project is started the majority of the time business needs (or requirements) are captured and defined through text. Rational DOORS Next Generation provides a complete Web based environment for documenting rich text project information providing your team all the typical controls that you would expect in a word processor but with the added benefit of a shared team experience. Rational DOORS Next Generation gives your team members a great way to capture their information using standard templates and a project wide glossary to help unify development teams around a common vocabulary.
Features – Rational DOORS Next Generation: Features to drive your project forward
Capture and Organize Requirements – Overview – Rational Doors Next Generation: Business needs come in many different forms, formats and language. Bringing them all together in a single place, removing redundancy, and connecting interrelated content is the first step to requirements definition and management. Rational DOORS Next Generation is IBM’s next generation Web based team environment to capture your business needs, diagrams, use cases, design, storyboards, and other critical project information that will help drive your business.
Collaboration and Review – Rational DOORS Next Generation: Each stakeholder in a project may be interested in different information (e.g. defect backlog, current tasks, or release schedule). Rational DOORS Next Generation allows you to create custom a dashboard with multiple pages, each displaying a customizable view, of a given project, to quickly investigate the desired information at any time. Each page contains custom viewlets, each with a specific purpose.
Visually Define – Rational DOORS Next Generation: Do you or your employees spend too much time wondering if all necessary business requirements were considered in order to complete a task? Are you sure you didn’t miss anything? It can be difficult to keep every team member on the same page with the complex and ever-evolving business processes that are necessary for fast-moving companies to stay ahead of the competition.
Baseline and Audit History – Rational DOORS Next Generation: As a new project is started and progresses forward many of requirements you define and capture will change, be added to, or sometimes removed through the course of development. Rational DOORS Next Generation provides the functionality to help track requirements information change so that you can understand what has taken place throughout that process.
Reports – Rational DOORS Next Generation: The requirement metrics provide an analytics view of the data. They represent processed data and are based on the operational data available from the repository, which is loaded into the data warehouse and then aggregated into measures based on some interpretation. Measures can be counts or sums of numeric data, such as the sum of all weight points of test case execution records. They allow the user to evaluate, report on and to improve the project performance.
Capture Administration – Rational DOORS Next Generation: IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation shares administration services with all applications that are on the same Jazz Team Server. Those applications provide capabilities for the activities that span a project’s lifecycle, such as quality management and change and configuration management. Because administration services are shared with the applications on one Jazz Team Server, teams save time and effort. The shared administration services include services for projects areas, users, and licensing.
Traceability – Rational DOORS Next Generation: Capturing your stakeholder and user requirements in Rational DOORS Next Generation is only the first step in realizing your project. As your project progresses and evolves, these initial requirements give rise to other requirements which elaborate, satisfy, and verify them. The result is a web of interdependent artifacts and relationships which represent the nature of the dependencies between these artifacts. Navigating and understanding this web of information is critical to the success of your project.
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Getting started with reporting by using Lifecycle Query Engine data sources in version 6.0.3: You can use the Report Builder in the Jazz Reporting Service to create and run reports about artifacts across projects or versioned data in configurations. Using indexed data from the Lifecycle Query Engine (LQE) data sources, you can, for example: Create a multi-project report that shows test cases, the requirements that they validate, and related defects. You can include designs from Design Manager by editing the SPARQL query in the Advanced section of Report Builder. Run this report, scoping the results by choosing a configuration (stream or baseline). Learn how to set up your environment and understand some of the limitations when you use either the LQE or LQE using Configurations data source. Consider the limitations described here before you use LQE data sources for production reports. If you are interested only in document-style reports, you can export Report Builder reports as Rational Publishing Engine templates to make document authoring easier. [Read more at Jazz.net...]
Authors: Catherine Trinkwon, Information Developer, with contributions from the Jazz Reporting Service team at Persistent Systems Ltd.
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Highlights of CLM 6.0.3 - I’m pleased to announce that Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) 6.0.3 is now available for download — along with IBM Internet of Things continuous engineering solution 6.0.3, which is a superset of CLM. Our largest focus area this release has been improving simplicity and productivity for practitioners. You’ll see that in these highlights [Read more...]
What’s new with SAFe® in CLM 6.0.3 - It’s official. IBM’s support for Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) 4.0 is now “in the box”! You can read more about the highlights of the Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) 6.0.3 release in Daniel Moul’s blog: Highlights of 6.0.3. We’ve been working diligently with several early adopters who have provided great feedback since we posted the first beta templates back in March. That early feedback has led to some great improvements — thank you all for contributing to make the SAFe support better. Next up: reports and videos. [Read more...]
What’s new in Rational DOORS Next Generation 6.0.3 - IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation (DNG) 6.0.3 introduces a new dimension to configuration management a simpler way to interact with requirements information and more. [Read more...]
What’s new in Rational Team Concert 6.0.3 - We’ve been busy with key enhancements to IBM Rational Team Concert 6.0.3 including enterprise agile planning with SAFe® 4.0, improved work item collaboration with rich text support and enhanced usability for the Jazz SCM. For more details, see New & Noteworthy. [Read more...]
What’s new in Rational Quality Manager 6.0.3 - In this post, I am going to highlight three key enhancements to IBM Rational Quality Manager 6.0.3 that will make a difference for many of you: customization of manual test scripts, artifact comparison, and components. For a complete enhancement list and more details about the content of this release, please see the New & Noteworthy. [Read more...]
What’s new in Rhapsody Design Manager 6.0.3 and Rhapsody 8.2 - IBM Rational Rhapsody Design Manager 6.0.3 and IBM Rational Rhapsody 8.2 are here! As usual, there are many exciting things that have taken place in the area of modeling, or as many call it today, architecture and design management. For a complete list, see the New & Noteworthy for Rhapsody Design Manager and what’s new for Rhapsody. [Read more...]
What’s new in Rational Publishing Engine 2.1.1 - Many organizations must produce documentation from their systems along with software engineering data that meets complex style and format requirements. These requirements might be imposed by clients, business partners, government or industry regulatory bodies. IBM Rational Publishing Engine automates the generation of these types of documents from your data in Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) and other products. In the 2.1.1 release of Rational Publishing Engine, we’ve continued to simplify the user experience with a focus on both template designers and report designers. You can watch demos of these and other new features at the Rational Publishing Engine 2.1.1 YouTube playlist. For more details, see New & Noteworthy. [Read more...]
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The Jazz architecture allows for multiple instances of specific application servers, such as the Change and Configuration Management (CCM) application (Rational Team Concert), Quality Management (QM) application (Rational Quality Manager) and Requirements Management (RM) application (DOORS Next Gen). These application servers are registered to a common Jazz Team Server (JTS) to form a CLM Instance. The architecture further allows multiple CLM Instances to be formed. You should be aware of the tradeoffs and architectural considerations when multiple instances are needed in order to scale to support your user population/load.
The following article on jazz.net provides details about application, server and architectural considerations in addition to functional differences that you should review while planning: Planning for multiple Jazz application server instances
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Are you planning an upgrade of your CLM products? Looking for information about the latest available fixes, system requirements and alerts or security bulletins that may impact your upgrade decisions?
CLM Fix list
A list of CLM releases (4.0.7 and later) and details about the latest available fixes has been organized in Fix list for IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management. This document contains a complete listing of releases, refreshes, fix packs and interim fixes sorted by version for IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management. It also contains a list of APAR fixes that are included in each release broken down by individual product/component.
When planning your upgrade, you should also review your existing systems and software for potential compatibility issues. Refer to the Detailed System Requirements reports which include details about supported operating systems, related software, hypervisors and hardware requirements; including component-level details. Links to individual reports for the latest versions are included below:
Alerts and Security Bulletins
Details about Alerts and Security Bulletin updates are also import to consider when upgrading and can be found in the Flashes, alerts and bulletins for Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management section of the IBM Support Portal.
Additional information about upgrading can also be found in the
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IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation: Basic Navigation - Getting Started with IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation: Basic Navigation By Yianna Papadakis Kantos
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Migrating data from IBM Rational DOORS to IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation- With the release of IBM Rational DOORS 220.127.116.11 and IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation V6.0.1 the migration has been optimized, now automatically creating a global type system and artifact types in IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation, considering the commonalities of the type system defined in modules within DOORS, as well as links relationships. In addition, you can now incrementally migrate a project, and the two applications will automatically maintain and update link relationships with every incremental migration.
Migration is not interchange of data where data can go from one tool to another and possibly back again. Migration is a one-way move from Rational DOORS to Rational DOORS Next generation, with traceability back to the source.
Using a migration package, migration can include one or more modules and can be incremental, migrating a little at a time, and only what you need. The current version of modules is migrated along with internal external and OSLC links, OLE objects, pictures and so forth.
The history of the migrated data is not migrated however, the migration creates links in Rational DOORS Next Generation that link back to the corresponding records in Rational DOORS.
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Migrate data from Rational DOORS to Rational DOORS Next Generation- Kim Letkeman, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM and Martin Henderson, Development Manager, IBM, lead you through planning and implementing a DOORS migration project.
Plan and execute a migration project from IBM® Rational® DOORS® to IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation. This article provides a list of migration terms and definitions (as opposed to interchange) and describes the phases and tasks involved when moving active data into a Collaborative Lifecycle Management environment.
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5 minutes of smart: Tracing project requirements - By using an automated tool to facilitate tracing project requirements (in this case, Rational DOORS Next Generation), you can take charge and make managing project requirements a smooth, continuous process.
5 minutes of smart: How to link requirements to development artifacts - An important initial task to successfully manage requirements in a development project includes linking requirements and artifacts. Choosing the correct link type is key. Learn about links types in a typical RM tool such as Rational DOORS Next Generation. You can also experiment with the DOORSng tool in a 60-day free trial.
You can expand your tracing skills for free. IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation, the automated requirements management platform, makes following the links between a requirement and its origins, a requirement and other requirements, or a requirements and other artifacts, much easier. As an experiment, sign up for the fully functional 60-day free trial of DOORS Next Generation and re-manage a project you've already finished for comparison, create a new sample project to manage, or start building requirements management for a project you're about to begin for a client.
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Rational DOORS Next Generation now lets you create client extensions. Extensions are complete web applications that run inside a dedicated area of the DOORS user interface, allowing users to embed custom web content. IBM Bluemix provides a powerful and easy-to-use platform for hosting web applications and extensions.
Integrate Rational DOORS Next Generation and Evernote, Part 2 - In this tutorial, the second of three parts, see how to build a web front end using the Express JS framework, and how to allow users to authenticate to the popular note-taking software Evernote using OAuth instead of using a single developer token.
Integrate Rational DOORS Next Generation and Evernote, Part 3 - In this tutorial, the last of three parts, see how to build a web front end using the Express JS framework, and how to allow users to authenticate to the popular note-taking software Evernote using OAuth instead of using a single developer token.
In this 3-part series, you've seen how to build an integration with Evernote. We started with the API and moved on to building a standalone Node.js web application that allows users to browse their Evernote data. Then you saw how to adapt this web app into a DOORS Next Generation extension. I hope that this example has given you a taste of what can be achieved with DOORS Next client extensions and a sense of how easy it is to build and deploy your own extensions using Bluemix.
Free trial: Try Rational DOORS Next Generation free for 90 days. Let this platform for global team collaboration help you manage requirements more effectively and share common administration of users, servers, and projects.
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Introduction to IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation- Using office tools for requirements management is like using scissors to cut your lawn. Use the right tool with Rational DOORS Next Generation.