IBM Rational DOORS Next Gen is supported on Jazz platform helping you to collaborate with other Jazz platform tools like Rational Team Concert and Rational Quality Manager in your environment.
IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation provides additional features like:
Enhanced collaborative environment for requirements management in support of engineering practices and project collaboration for complex and embedded systems; interoperability between versions of IBM Rational DOORS.
Advanced web support for rich text formatting, diagrams and graphics for capturing and managing requirements.
Integrated requirements management tools to help drive better design, development and testing during the software engineering lifecycle.
Expanded planning and lifecycle capabilities with compliance to industry standards and regulations.
Rational DOORS Next Gen has assumed the place of Rational Requirements Management (RM) for the Jazz platform that adds a requirements definition and management application on top of that common platform.
Now let’s discuss the DOORS Next Gen licensing concept.
DOORS Next Gen is the name rendered to the DOORS installation based on Jazz platform where you can enrich your client from a DOORS Next Gen Analyst or a Requirements Composer Client Access license. The contemporary version of the DOORS thick client is available too; this is DOORS 9.5.
Notice the fact, as per the screenshot above, that DOORS Next Gen and Rational Requirements Composer are based on Jazz platform activated by authorized or floating CALs (Client Access Licenses).
The Jazz admin can assign the licenses to the users by logging in to the License Management page which defines the level of access for each user.
Points to remember
DOORS 9.5 does not check out the license from the Jazz Team server; instead a license server is required to host the license and an environment variable TELELOGIC_LICENSE_FILE.
An IBM Rational DOORS Next Gen license is available at no extra cost to clients with active subscription and support for Rational DOORS.
Rational DOORS license holders are entitled to Jazz license keys for Rational DOORS Next Generation, with applicable renewals.
DOORS Next Gen and Rational Requirements Composer are products derived out at different requirement management levels, however either one of the licenses will work for the other.
The same web-based Requirements Management capabilities are available to both Rational DOORS Next Gen and Rational Requirements Composer users.
I hope you've got the info you are looking for, but you might still have some questions in mind. If so, I invite you to take a look at the FAQs section below and to check out the Rational Common Licensing Support Community for even more licensing support tips, tricks, how-tos and community delivered assistance.
Are there differences generating the licenses for DOORS 9.5 and DOORS Next Gen?
Both are absolutely the same. Generating the license for DOORS 9.5 via the License key center also generates the license for DOORS Next Gen Analyst (Jazz license).
Is there a role based licensing model for DOORS Next Gen on Jazz platform?
Yes. Refer to the screenshot below.
Can DOORS Web Access (DWA) 9.5 acquire a license of DOORS Next Gen?
DWA is the name for the client installed in the bundle with DOORS 9.5. Hence DWA still retains the way of checking out a license by defining an environment variable TELELOGIC_LICENSE_FILE. However DOORS Next Gen can be accessed as a web
I do not see a license that can be generated for DWA 9.5 on the license key center. How do I go about it?
DWA Edit or Review license generated with the DWA 1.5 with maintenance applied, greater than 14th Dec 2012, you can use DWA 9.5.
DWA 9.5 is launched and I do not have a license for DWA. How can this be explained?
DWA 9.5 can also be launched with a DOORS 9.5 license. If you have a DOORS license, it stands explained.
See you folks. Let’s get together with my next blog post.
It may be interesting to know if a common timeline for all project area's in IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management tool is possible.
The production level scenario is that a team has Requirements Management (RNDG), Configuration & Change Management (CCM) and Quality management (RQM) activities, using LPA. But the fact is that you have to create separate timeline/iteration schedule for all 3 project areas, and then remember to update all copies whenever you would make a change. This can be of tedious if your development activities demand timelines for all 3 phases to be the same.
Now let me take you through the current behavior of timeline/iteration usage in all 3 components for IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM).
Requirements Management using Rational DOORS Next Generation (RNDG) :
There is no support for timelines in RDNG.
RDNG does however have the concept of baselines that can be used to snapshot the state of artifacts, and with the introduction of DNG 6.0, there is now support for configuration management
You might want to take a look here for the new configuration management support: Administering configurations
In this 3-part series, Steven Wood (IBM Advisory Software Engineer) will show how to build an integration with Evernote. We start with the API and move on to building a standalone Node.js web application that allows users to browse their Evernote data. Then you will see how to adapt this web app into a DOORS Next Generation extension. I hope that this example will give 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:
Integrate Rational DOORS Next Generation and Evernote, Part 2- 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. 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 Evernote using OAuth instead of using a single developer token.
Integrate Rational DOORS Next Generation and Evernote, Part 3- This tutorial builds on Part 1 and Part 2. So far, we've built a simple web application that allows users to permit access to their Evernote accounts using OAuth and then displays their notebooks, lists notes in a notebook, and reads and displays note content. In this final part, we'll create a DOORS Next Generation Client extension with the application that will allow users to import their Evernote note content into DOORS requirements artifacts.
Last week saw the release of version 6.0 for a few different products... here's three blog posts from the Jazz team blog covering what's new in DOORS Next generation, Rational Quality Manager, and Reporting for Collaborative Lifecycle Management!
What’s new in DOORS Next Generation 6.0? - This release could well be introducing the most fundamental function into a requirements management tool since RM systems began. While we continue our drive with usability and productivity we are also providing support for requirements configuration management, built from the ground up as part of the native tool, rather than simply integrating to an external CM system. [Read more]
What’s new in Rational Quality Manager 6.0? - IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM) 6.0 brings both incremental improvements over v5 and a completely new dimension to managing test artifacts. On the incremental improvements front, the team has done a great job to continue to work closely with our customers to further improve the user experience on specific areas such as dashboard widgets or collaboration. At the same time, v6.0 introduces the support of configuration management for test artifacts, linked to other domains such as requirements or design, and contributing to the notion of global configurations across our Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution. This version marks the beginning of a completely new set of capabilities that empower users to do parallel development and test, and to reuse artifacts in an effective way. [Read more]
What’s new in Reporting for Collaborative Lifecycle Management 6.0- It’s been an exciting time here for us in the Reporting team and we’re especially proud of the tremendous progress that’s been made to provide you with an easy-to-use, cross-project, cross-tool reporting solution. We’ve built on the foundation of the Jazz Reporting Service and Data Collection component in 5.0 that many of you have helped shape to bring several new advancements in reporting in Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) 6.0. I encourage you to give the latest release a try and give us feedback! [Read more]
IBM Rational DOORS Next Gen 101: Overview and Demonstration- In this video distinguished engineer George Decandio gives you an overview of IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation using a PowerPoint slide deck and then takes you into the IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation program to demonstrate how the program works and what benefit it can provide to you. This video is aimed at new, beginner and novice users.
In version 5.0 of the Requirements Management (RM) application, the data is no longer stored on Jazz Team Server (JTS). Rather, data is stored in the RM server. Because of this change in where the data is stored, the steps for the upgrade procedure significantly changed. Compared to the procedure to upgrade to version 4.x, the procedure to upgrade to version 5.0 has more steps.
An RM upgrade script is provided with CLM v5.0 to automate the upgrade when specific conditions are met. A new article Running the RM Upgrade Script for version 5.0 has been published to guide you through the RM Upgrade script to help you understand what will take place by running the RM The article also provides details about where particular files must be located and how to specify command line parameters in order for the RM upgrade script to be successful.
Note: As noted in the article, the RM upgrade script can only be used if the following conditions are met. Check the Interactive Upgrade Guide if you have questions as to whether or not this script can be used in your environment.
Jazz Team Server (JTS) has been successfully upgraded to version 5.0 AND
All applications are installed on the same server OR applications are distributed and you can mounts shared directories between servers AND
Your server is not running on a double-byte character set Windows server
Note: The RM upgrade script does not provide the ability to specify a parameter file.
Refer to the New and Noteworthy and Release Notes sections of the DOORS Next Generation 5.0 download page for information about other changes that were introduced in Rational DOORS Next Generation 5.0.
Using IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation's Rich Client Interface- In this video, narrator and Rational DOORS NG technical specialist Jon Walton walks you through using IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation's Rich Client Interface. The Rich Client interface varies from the web client interface in many significant ways. Jon shows you tips and tricks to using the interface, including many of the improvements that have been made since DOORS v9.x.
At the end of this video, you should be aware that Rational DOORS Next Generation has a fully functional web client and does not install locally. It uses artifacts instead of objects. It has multiple editors to capture and elaborate requirements information. Some administration happens at the Jazz level and some at the project level. Definitions of types happens outside the module. Working with modules is similar to the way things were done before. Some new things should be noticed as well, such as dashboards, views that are shared across modules, and the ability to use artifacts in multiple modules.
One thing that is not obvious in the video but should be noted, is that if you install Rational DOORS Next Generation as part of the IBM Rational solution, with IBM Rational Quality Manager and IBM Rational Team Concert, you get additional lifecycle capabilities with your Rational DOORS or Rational DOORS Next Generation license.
IBM Rational DOORS NG v4.0.1: Document Import- This presentation shows you how to import a Microsoft Office Word document from the web client of IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation and as a result create a module and requirements artifact.
What's New in DOORS/DNG Reporting and Document Generation - IBM experts Jared Pulham, Ernest Mah, and Dragos Cojocari take you through the following agenda in covering what's new in Reporting for Rational Requirements management tools:
- Reporting in Requirement Management
- Document Generation and Analtyics/Metrics
- Rational Publishing Engine
- Jazz Reporting Service
- How They Work
You've likely been hearing about IBM Rational DOOR Next Generation already... If not, or even if you have, here are two great videos to help you understand some of the great new features and familiarize you with the new interface coming out:
IBM Rational DOORS NG: Collaboration through diagramming- This video focuses on the diagram editor of IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation; a fully keyboard accessible graphical editor, that enables your team to visualize and analyze the problem, and gain a better understanding of the scope of the solution, while deriving better requirements.
This demonstration has two parts. 00:43 - Exploring an existing diagram, highlighting features within it 01:53 - Creating a diagram/demonstrating editing capabilities
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