IBM Rational DOORS Review

It provides us insight into clear requirements, although the actual database needs to be set up correctly and users must follow a well-defined process.


What is most valuable?

  • Traceability
  • Baselines
  • Ability to customize using DXL

How has it helped my organization?

Having clear requirements is essential in delivering the right product.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for 18 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

8/10

Technical Support:

8/10

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

When I started using DOORS, there were several other relational management tools in use at Boeing (where I worked then). We set DOORS as our standard. Now, I work for another Large US Aerospace Company, and DOORS is our standard.

How was the initial setup?

The setup is very simple. It licenses, and runs the two executables, server and clent, and you are done.

What about the implementation team?

Although DOORS is very easy to use, the actual database needs to be set up correctly and users must follow a well-defined process. This is where most customers have issues with DOORS.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The best advice is to use tokens so you can use all the appropriate IBM tools.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Over the years supporting requirements management, I have participated in many trade studies where tools were evaluated. DOORS won most every time. Tools under consideration were Slate, Requisite Pro, RDD100, RTM, Razor, and TcSE.


Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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