Extending DOORS Next by using OSLC services

Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) is a community that is standardizing the way that lifecycle tools work together. IBM® Engineering Requirements Management DOORS® Next (DOORS Next) supports the OSLC data sharing specification as a provider for the Requirements Management (RM) domain and as a consumer of other domains in the IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM). Data sharing is also supported by other RM tools that support OSLC integration, such as IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS (DOORS).

The sharing of OSLC data between domains is based on a common set of resources, formats, and REST architectural services.

The data sharing supports these transactions:
  • Linking that is based on HTTP protocol
  • Identification of resources by URIs
  • Information retrieval that uses industry standard media types

DOORS Next supports OSLC data sharing with the domains and specifications that are listed in the following table.

Table 1. OSLC domains and specifications that DOORS Next supports
OSLC domain RM consumes RM provides
Change Management (CM) V1, V2 None
Quality Management (QM) V1, V2 None
Requirements Management (RM) V1, V2 V1, V2
Configuration Management None See Oasis Working Draft

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