Getting started roadmap for Rational DOORS Next Generation
Patti Hiscock, IBM
Last updated: 1 June 2017
Build basis: Rational DOORS Next Generation, 6.0.4
A roadmap for an introduction to Rational DOORS Next Generation
Efficient and accurate management of requirements is critical to the success of your projects. Managing requirement changes during different phases of your project’s lifecycle requires a suitable tool. IBM® Rational® DOORS® Next Generation (RDNG) is a flexible and complete solution for end-to-end requirements management. It is designed for collaboration and provides a single platform for managing requirements so that project teams can work more effectively across disciplines and time zones.
With RDNG, you can define, elicit, capture, elaborate, discuss, and review requirements and supporting artifacts with your extended stakeholder community. Teams can manage requirements using attributes, tags, filtered views, custom artifact types and link types, change indicators, and project dashboards. In the context of the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM), the RM application extends traceability and collaboration to development, design, and test artifacts.
You can use configuration management in the RM application to create versions of requirement artifacts and to link them to other team artifacts, such as test cases and designs. Use configurations (streams and baselines) to manage reuse, traceability, and parallel development. Teams using configuration management enabled CLM applications can contribute requirements, design, test, and source configurations to global configurations. Global configurations ensure artifact links resolve to the correct versions, and also facilitate reuse across versions or variants of your software or product line.
Note: The following resources were created for a specific release, but also apply to later releases.
Learn about the product in the formats that you prefer: short videos, help topics, tutorials, or online at Jazz.net.
Videos: Improve requirements management with IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation, IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation Tour, and IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation: Terminology and
Help topic: Overview of Rational DOORS Next Generation
Jazz.net overview: Rational DOORS Next Generation
Whitepaper: Ditch the documents and spreadsheets
- Defining requirements: Create rich-text and graphical artifacts to define requirements and requirements documents. Learn more about defining artifacts:
Video: Capturing requirements information
Video: Collaboration through diagramming
Help topic: Defining requirements
- Reviewing and commenting: Collaborate, review, and comment on the artifacts in requirements projects. Learn more about reviewing and commenting:
Help topic: Reviewing artifacts
Help topic: Commenting on artifacts
Tutorial: Create and define requirements
- Linking requirements for traceability: Create, view, and report on links between requirements artifacts and development and test artifacts. Learn more about traceability:
Help topic: Traceability
Help topic: Linking artifacts
- Reporting on requirements: Learn more about requirements management reporting:
Help topic: Reporting in the Requirements Management application
Jazz.net article: Discover cross-project reporting with the IBM Jazz Reporting Service
- Working with versioned artifacts: You can manage changes to artifacts and work in a parallel, multi-stream environment by using configuration management capabilities. Learn more about working with configurations:
Video: Introduction to configuration management in the CLM applications
Help topic: Managing artifacts by using configurations
- By task
Getting started with creating and managing requirements
- By role
Project managers, product managers, and requirements analysts: Getting started with Rational DOORS Next Generation
Project administrators: Getting started for requirements management project administrators
About the author
Patti is an advisory software engineer and leads the user assistance team for Rational DOORS Next Generation and Rational DOORS. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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