IBM Rational DOORS Review

I value the traceability, configuration management and user access features.


What is our primary use case?

I use DOORS for capturing a system requirement and subsystem requirement. I also use it for recording a system of architecture.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features include:

  • Traceability (the ability to link between different items)
  • Configuration Management (ability to baseline things and create new views)
  • User Access (to control who does what to different items)

What needs improvement?

They have recently upgraded the product. And, it is definitely more user-friendly. It was really clunky to use previously. It might not be very fancy, but it always gets the job done. 

I think it would be nice if there was better integration with other tools, particularly diagrammatic tools so that you can do things like enterprise architecture. 

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

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

It is very expensive. But, it depends on the project. The project must warrant the expense paid.

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