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Rational DOORS Next Generation

Definition · Management · Analysis

As of version 5.0, IBM Rational Requirements Composer is renamed to IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation. For more details, read this blog.

Need more than documents and spreadsheets to drive requirements?

Development projects typically use up-front requirements to drive a project forward -- and eventually documents and spreadsheets just don't cut it.

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Rational DOORS Next Generation is part of Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management and Rational Systems and Software Engineering.

What's new in 6.0

Learn about the latest features and capabilities of Rational Doors Next Generation.

Configuration management of requirements

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Quickly define and organize requirements with rich-text specification documents, Use Case diagrams, UI mock-up, story boards, and predefined templates. more >

Define requirements visually to quickly convey your project needs: Use cases, diagrams, and customized project content. more >

Connect project requirements, scenarios, test artifacts, and development work items through traceability to identify gaps and change impact. more >

Collaborate with built-in dashboard, or generate documents, spreadsheets, or PDF reports that show progress, traceability coverage, and overall status. more >

Engage the experts from your team to collaborate and improve the quality of your project requirements. more >

Quickly identify what changes were made and who made them throughout the project's progress. more >

The JavaScript Client API can extend the functionality of the client. Extensions automate routine or complex tasks, such as calculating attribute values. more >

Common user, server and project administration with the Jazz Team Server. Shared type system: define and reuse artifact types and their attributes. more >

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Usability features

This video highlights some of the usability features by walking though some common requirements management tasks.

Extending Rational DOORS Next Generation

This video demonstrates an extension which reads severity, probability, and extension attributes to calculate risk.

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Better requirements for better business outcome

High quality business requirements and good management practices in the development process (waterfall, iterative or agile) leads to the best outcomes. Engaging stakeholders - early and often - in defining and validating requirements improves the likelihood that projects will deliver what customers need. Using well defined requirements in an organized managed process allows business analysts, developers, and other team members to analyze the information to help drive key business decisions. Traceability across requirements can expose gaps and impact from change. Analysis features then give team members the power to discover key status, release, and value information during development based on good quality requirements.

  • Requirements are organized in specification documents, expressed in many different forms visually and textually and are connected with traceability links across the lifecycle, thus exposing them to the broader development team for collaboration and analysis.
  • Rational DOORS Next Generation helps project teams define what the business needs to accomplish, structure their ideas as text, stories, use cases, process diagrams, work items and tests.
  • Analysts and others who author documents have all of these tools and features available, with similar user interfaces, in one location, using a common repository.
  • Impact and requirement gaps in project information can be viewed and exposed using built in traceability viewers to show how changed requirement will affect the down/up stream for development.
  • Project team members will be able use standard reporting views that include attributes, filters, sorts, traceability and other critical information for development decisions.
Which one is right for me? Rational DOORS Next Generation and Rational DOORS V9 >