IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next

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IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next 7.0

Product Release / Trial | March 20, 2020
Engineering Requirements DOORS Next New & Noteworthy

IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next 7.0 New & Noteworthy

Engineering Requirements DOORS Next is an integral part of the IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) solution.

New in Requirements Management 7.0

For a complete list of new and noteworthy items in this release, see the New & Noteworthy Details.

For a summary of items in this release, see the following highlights:

Implementation of a new data architecture

In this release, a new data architecture is implemented to improve performance and scalability. Improvements over data scale for each RM application server based on release testing will increase support for users with a smaller server resource footprint. Scenarios where more data scale is required, DOORS Next will continue to support and recommend multiple RM server environments. Improved performance helps functions to run faster and reduce dependency on Apache Jena technology, which will increase the robustness of the server architecture.

The new data architecture will also help users to efficiently monitor systems by using the MBean technology that is in line with the rest of ELM products.

Link validity implementation for non-configuration management projects areas

Link suspicion and validity are now consolidated to provide a single capability of link validity for non-configuration management project areas. Link validity helps you to monitor and understand engineering changes and take appropriate actions on the changes.

By using link validity, you can reduce the cost of transitioning from a single version of requirements to requirements under configuration management and bring consistency for decision-making regarding impact analysis of related engineering changes.

Functions that are removed in this release

The following functions are removed in this release:

  • ReqPro migration
  • RRCx-based drawings
  • Tracked Resource Sets (TRS) Version 1.0 feeds
  • Specific features to resolve data spills are not available in this release but are expected to return in a future release

ReqIF improvements

You can use type mapping for exchanging data types between Engineering Requirements Management DOORS and Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next. The round tripping is now more reliable with less manual effort and can be managed between different collaborators.

You can monitor missing data in a requirements exchange by applying tags on the repository bindings or artifacts, which might be deleted on the exporting side of a ReqIF exchange. This feature helps you to identify artifacts that are not present in a subsequent import while receiving consecutive packages from a ReqIF collaborator. Artifacts that are missing in the import are potentially deleted on the opposite side of the ReqIF exchange.

Usability improvements

This release includes several usability improvements, including additional information and functionality in the stream editor, new module editing features, and the ability to filter tags when adding tags to artifacts.

New in other applications

For new and noteworthy information about other applications, see these pages:

For a list of changes to the installation and upgrade process, see the ELM 7.0 Installation and Upgrade Notes.

New in previous versions of Engineering Requirements DOORS Next

For details about new features and functionality in previous releases, see these pages: