Requirements define what users want from a product or service. Requirements management is the process of ensuring that a company document, validates, and serves the needs and expectations of its customers, internal and external stakeholders. Requirements management begins with the analysis and disclosure of the organization’s goals and limitations. Requirements management also includes changes to support the planning of requirements, their needs, and integration with the organizations you work with, as well as relationships to other information provided about requirements and that information.
IBM Rational DOORS is a family of solutions used to determine and manage requirements. It’s a scalable solution that can assist in meeting company goals by controlling project scope and cost. Rational DOORS allows you to capture, track, analyze and manage information changes, as well as demonstrate compliance with regulations and standards. Rational DOORS is designed to be a client-server database application for collaboration and optimization.
IBM Rational DOORS Family:
Rational DOORS: It is a leading requirements management tool that makes it easy to capture, track, analyze, and manage information changes. Control of requirements is the key for reducing costs, increasing efficiency, and improving the quality of your products. Rational DOORS is suitable for companies that design systems and products which necessitate very complex, critical and high compatible environments for the reliability. (DOORS Next Generation is available at no additional license fee for the customers having a DOORS active license and support agreement.)
Rational DOORS Next Generation: Rational DOORS Next Generation, which offers support for a range of requirements applications from simple requirements to fully regulated system engineering, allows your teams to work regularly on requirements by disciplining them with its interface designed for collaboration. In addition, it provides them a single platform to work on and manage requirements across time zones and supplier networks. For having more collaboration among the interdisciplinary product development teams, DOORS Next Generation is also ideal for the DOORS 9 users who desires to create single-server or totally web-based requirements solutions.
Rational DOORS Web Access: It provides web-based access to the requirements in Rational DOORS database. It expands Rational DOORS with a web interface that allows stakeholders to create, view, edit and discuss needs.