Integrating Design Management capabilities with Rational DOORS Next Generation

You can integrate the Design Management capabilities of Rational® Software Architect with the requirements management application,Rational DOORS® Next Generation, by configuring the applications to associate requirements with design elements and resources.

About this task

You can use this integration to link design resources to requirements and requirements-related artifacts. Design resources are linked to requirements management artifacts by using the Derives From link type in Design Management. These links are visible in Rational DOORS Next Generation as Derives links.


  1. Configure the integration by completing Step 1 in Integrating Design Management with the CLM applications.
  2. Associate design projects with Rational DOORS Next Generation projects.
  3. Deploy predefined link types that team members can use for the integration.