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Michael W. Knop
Real User
Requirements Engineer at Visteon Corporation
Feb 14 2018

What is most valuable?

The ease in which one can link requirements is very important to the general user since traceability is a core task in requirements management. As an admin and developer, the DXL scripting language… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Requirements management is a key activity in any software development process and especially so in safety-conscious industries, i.e. where incorrect software can kill you, e.g. automotive, aviation… more»

What needs improvement?

Too numerous to enumerate. There are always wants by the DXL development community. Personally I would like to see a copy module function that optionally doesn’t include links and works on a baseline… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

It's actually the other way around: it is a natural progression to migrate from DOORS to DOORS Next Generation (DNG) on the Jazz Platform. However I argue that DOORS is the superior tool and that… more»

What other advice do I have?

Many new Rational DOORS users hate the product as a relic from the ‘90s. Most who have used the product over several years are generally ok with it. I like it, but I’ve made my living off it for years… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I would like to use this space to give an opinion on migrating from DOORS to DNG. I have been the sole person in charge of and doing the migration and I have provided input on other migrations. I… more»
Real User
PLM Development at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 04 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for me is the ability to enter data into one table, or context, and link it across modules.

What needs improvement?

The GUI needs improvement in the following ways: * The OLE embedding is not very user-friendly. * The whole concept of having to lock and unlock, in order to switch the edit mode, is not user-friendly. In the next release of this solution, I would like to see integration with other tools. For… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have used this same solution from the start.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody looking to implement this solution is to first get the processes right, and then look for the tools. The whole idea behind this solution is great but, the execution and the handling is old fashioned. It would have been ok ten years ago, but we are used to having better tools… more»
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BrunoPencole
Real User
DOORS Expert at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The recommendation aspects of the solution are good.

What needs improvement?

It's difficult to set the code on the solution. The testing part needs to be improved, but they have too much legacy to move to the latest IBM versions. I do not believe there are any more plans for this product. It's now a legacy solution. They should just ensure that they keep the technical… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used a different solution, but the change was the company's choice.

What other advice do I have?

The solution can be used in the studio environment, but you need to manage it correctly. I would rate the solution six out of ten.
Real User
Team Lead SAP ERP at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 04 2018

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.

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.
Kerem Coban
User
Engineering Consulting Service with 1-10 employees
Mar 11 2018

What do you think of IBM Rational DOORS?

What is our primary use case?

I am within the automotive electronics industry. The requirements management widely used in my field for change management is the key to delivering your product without any hitches. It is hard to manage requirements in a big project, therefore having a traceability feature is great.

How has it helped my organization?

Traceability on requirements for a huge project in an organization is a big gain.

What is most valuable?

Traceability The ability to use any type of document in any format. These features make our job easier in requirements management.  

What needs improvement?

I would like to see them improve in agile management the Scrum/Kanban Board to work with overseas team members.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five…

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What is IBM Rational DOORS?

IBM Rational DOORS is a requirements management application for optimizing requirements communication, collaboration and verification throughout your organization and supply chain. This scalable solution can help you meet business goals by managing project scope and cost. Rational DOORS lets you capture, trace, analyze and manage changes to information while maintaining compliance to regulations and standards. Rational DOORS provides requirements management in a centralized location for better team collaboration, and traceability by linking requirements to design items, test plans, test cases and other requirements. It also provides scalability to address your changing requirements management needs, test tracking toolkit for manual test environments to link requirements to test cases, and integrations to help manage changes to requirements with either a simple pre-defined change proposal system or a more thorough, customizable change control workflow with Rational change management solutions.
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