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Looking for help to get started with IBM DOORS NG?

Looking for help to get started with IBM DOORS NG?

IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation is a web-based requirements management solution for complex software and systems engineering environments. This playlist is for anyone who wants to learn about IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation. The topics are at a high level, providing an overview of key use cases and product features.

More information: http://goo.gl/eZ0cI Using DOORS NG with OSLC: https://jazz.net/library/article/1197 Latest DOORS NG information: https://jazz.net/products/rational-do… Intermediate list of RDNG videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Advanced/Administration list of videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Configuration management videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

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What is IBM ELM/ALM?

What is IBM ELM/ALM?

IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) integrates ELM products to provide a complete set of applications for software or systems development. ELM includes IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS® Next (DOORS Next), IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS (DOORS), IBM Engineering Workflow Management (EWM), and IBM Engineering Test Management (ETM), IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody® – Model Manager (RMM), and IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization – Engineering Insights (ENI) with Jazz™ Team Server. This solution is designed for requirements analysts, developers, systems engineers, and testers. 

The following diagram shows the development lifecycle that the solutions support. To see overviews of the applications that are represented in the image, click the boxes. For example, clickValidate and verify to see an overview of ETM.

This image shows the functions in the development lifecycle supported by the solutions.

To support the development lifecycle, ELM products let you link artifacts across applications, as shown in the following figure and examples: Figure 1. ELM connects analysts, developers, and testers

This graphic shows the relationships between ELM disciplines, as described by the following examples.

Requirements:

  • Requirements are implemented by iteration plans and validated by test plans.
  • Requirements are elicited, documented, elaborated, and validated by analysts. Their implementation progress is tracked in work items, and their correctness is validated by test cases.

Implementation:

  • Project managers and development managers use iteration plans to implement requirements in the context of a development schedule.
  • Team leads plan the iterations using iteration plans, where the work is divided further into tasks.
  • Developers work on defects that are submitted by testers as a result of test execution.

Testing:

  • The test team links requirements to test plans and test cases. 
  • Testers link test cases to work items to ensure coverage of the implementation.
  • Testers run test cases and submit defects for test failures.

ELM integrates the work of analysts, developers, and testers by providing the following cross-application features:

  • Link between artifacts across applications: For example, you can link test cases to work items and requirements.
  • Hover over a link to see details about the link target: For example, testers can monitor the status of a defect that they reported to the development team.
  • Track status across projects by adding widgets from different applications to a dashboard: For example, you can add a widget that shows the defects that are blocking testers.

Jazz Team Server

The Jazz Team Server provides the foundational services, such as user management and license management, that enable the ELM applications to work together as a single logical server. In this way, the Jazz Team Server serves as an integration hub for the applications. After you install the ELMproducts, you install product license keys into the Jazz Team Server to permit access to the capabilities provided by the applications. For details about the topologies supported for new or upgraded installations, see Planning the deployment and installation.

Products and applications

For a detailed overview of the products and applications in ELM, see the following topics:

Part of the Jazz community 

ELM products are developed transparently on the open and extensible Jazz platform. On Jazz.net, you can download the products and their milestones, track development schedules, join discussion forums, open enhancement requests, and interact with the product developers. To learn more about the products, see the developer-written articles in the Jazz.net library or the topics about complex deployment scenarios on the Deployment wiki.

More information

To learn more about ELM, see these resources: 

  • ELM on Jazz.net: Learn about the new features, read the release notes, and download the binaries to install the solution.
  • ELM videos: These videos highlight the configuration management capabilities of the solution. 
  • ELM sandbox: You can try a series of exercises in an online sandbox to learn more about a broad range of capabilities across the application development lifecycle.
  • ELM on Jazz.net: Learn about the new features, read the release notes, and download the binaries to install the solution.
  • ELM demo series: This set of recorded demonstrations offers a full lifecycle walk-through, and videos that highlight specific industry needs, in-depth tools, and practice topics.
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What’s New in Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Family 7.0.1

Building on the themes of ELM 7.0, our next release is just around the corner. Since 7.0.1 has come so soon after 7.0, we recommend that anyone planning to upgrade should go straight to 7.0.1. This blog covers releases of all Requirements Management tools including:

  • IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next 7.0.1
  • IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS 9.7.2
  • IBM Engineering Requirements Management Requirements Quality Assistant

DOORS Next 7.0.1

One of the themes of DOORS Next V is to extend the overall scale of data that can be managed using a DOORS Next RM server.  Testing has continued in V7.0.1 and we can now support up to 1,000 concurrent users working on a single RM server using an Oracle database.

It is often the case that when using changesets to modify requirements, dependencies between changesets are created when multiple people change the same requirements or are making changes in the same module when there are changes to the structure of the module.  DOORS Next V7.0.1 allows for dependencies to be overruled when selecting changesets for delivery.

Trace column information can be tailored to be more succinct in the information that is displayed, including the use of traversable Link Indicators rather than displaying more verbose URLs.

ReqIF has been improved in the way attachments and graphical elements are used as part of Requirements information. Where possible, DOORS Next will now import OLE elements from applications like DOORS directly into attachments in DOORS Next. DOORS Next will export graphical elements such as Diagrams in a format that can be seen, but not edited in other requirement tools, including DOORS.

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DOORS 9.7.2

DOORS V9.7 was introduced to enhance usability while focusing on integrating DOORS more closely with the IBM Engineering (ELM) portfolio as a whole.

  • Extending support for collaboration with ELM and Global Configurations, enabling the DOORS user to see and create trace links to ELM (OSLC) data placed under configuration management
  • We have made a number of improvements for reporting; most significantly is the ability to report on requirements volatility using the Jazz Reporting System Report Builder.
  • ReqIF interaction with IBM Engineering DOORS Next has been improved to allow OLE data from DOORS to be directly sent to DOORS Next as attachments without the need for wrapping elements. It is also possible to see DOORS Next diagrams for review in DOORS.
  • The DOORS database explorer shows modules and their baselines to make it easier to open the correct version. Optionally, the module explorer can limit the display to active objects covered by an active filter.

Requirements Quality Assistant

Requirements Quality Assistant is a hosted solution with updates typically released monthly.

  • RQA can be added to existing deployments or can now be purchased as part of a dedicated DOORS Next SaaS environment, with the power of AI
  • through Requirements Quality Assistant
  • Requirement Managers get the full capability of DOORS Next Analyst. to optimize communication & collaboration across teams
  • Requirement Authors receive coaching from RQA to improve the quality of a requirement as it is being written
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RQA scores requirements against criteria consistent with the INCOSE Guidelines for Writing Good Requirements.  The tool is pre-trained to detect 11 quality issues and can be extended with more through the support of IBM services.

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After analyzing requirements, see the issues found by RQA in the list of attributes in DOORS Next & DOORS.  Use the issue guidance to modify requirements and reduce ambiguity.  For more information, see Checking DOORS Next requirements with RQA

In recent releases, we have refined the accuracy and scoring and you can now measure the quality of your project or module and use Dashboard views to provide insights on problem projects.

These are only a few of the improvements introduced with DOORS Next, DOORS and RQA.  A full list can be found in the product documentation: DOORS NextDOORSRQA

Thank you for your continued support and stay safe.

by Richard Watson

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What is the Requirement Management for Infrastructure and Public?

When we speak about Infrastructure and Public, we are typically referring to Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) companies, as well as Federal, State and Local Governments. This includes, but is not limited to, rail, subway and other large complex public/private works projects.Use of Requirements Management in the AEC industry is very limited in comparison to use in the system and software world. There is a lack of identification, management and traceability of the requirements during the project development process in construction projects. AEC firms are seeking ways to improve client satisfaction and improve project performance. Much like our typical client, AEC firm requirements are the basis for every project, defining what the stakeholders need and what the end product must meet in order to satisfy those needs. Requirements are the basis for project planning, risk management, acceptance testing, and more.

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Aerospace/Defence

Embrace transformation and start leveraging the Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) portfolio for the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry. A&D clients struggle to deliver more function in their products while also responding to the market needs, all while releasing on time, ahead of the competition. In addition to these pressures, they must leverage a solution that allows for better reporting to meet regulatory compliance and sparks collaboration with their suppliers.

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Medical Devices

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) is the leading end-to-end engineering solution on the market. ELM aids Medical Device companies with their everyday challenges by reducing their compliance risks. Using the ELM solution allows clients to be fully integrated in their engineering approach so predictability of problems is increased. Medical Device companies use ELM to know what works and what doesn’t, ultimately allowing for them to move more seamlessly, cost effectively and progress in the development lifecycle.

  • Offer products to the market on time by leveraging strategic reuse to drive innovation
  • Ensure compliance with design controls, internal company’s SOP and regulatory/ quality requirements (ISO-13485, IEC-60601, ISO-14971, IEC-62304, IEC-60812, ISO623660)
  • Can easily create, trace, analyze, validate, automate, and deliver products quickly to the market
  • Audit ready: traceability with lifecycle disciplines
  • Build products that are engineered with integrity
  • Leverage software automation
  • Effectively collaborate with the team

IBM Engineering helps medical device companies:

  • Strategically reuse assets and identify changes between variants
  • Collaborate among teams
  • Maintain traceability
  • Faster Time to Market
  • Increased Product Quality for High Complexity
  • Better Reporting and Documentation to Meet Regulatory Compliance
  • Transparency and Visibility across Development teams
  • Shorter Development Cycle Due to Reuse