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IBM's Rational DOORS is an application requirements management offering.IBM DOORS can handle your data referencing needs.We currently use DOORS to manage the project requirements for one or more projects. We use the software in one department for one or two lines of service that the company offers. DOORS allows us to manage a vast amount of data with relative ease. Although the program is very powerful, it is sometimes difficult to use.,Allows linking of information in different parts of the program. Works fairly well with other programs like Excel and Word. Has a layout that is familiar, with a ribbon-like bar at the top.,The program can seem overwhelming because it is very complex. Maybe a beginner, intermediate and advanced mode? The software has some dependencies on other software that make it easy to break at times. Setting up the software was a nightmare. It has too many components, and once the connection between them is set you cannot make changes easily.,8,Having this software available was mandatory, but allowed us to win a bid for a project that has led to other work. We have gained major experience and recognition due to our use of this software.,,Citrix ShareFile, Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, Spiceworks, Malwarebytes, Google Drive, FileZilla,5,1,Gather all project requirements in one place with shared access. Being able to attach and link the evidence that satisfies those requirements within the same software. Being able to compile and then export into an Excel format the information we need to relay back to the client.,DOORS comes with the ability to archive shadow data, which can speed up the user interaction. DOORS allows code scripting to make repeating tasks more manageable. Backing up the DOORS database can be as easy as turning off a service and then copying one folder over to another drive.,We could use this software to organize any large volumes of data. We could use this software to expand our lines of business offerings/services. We could use this software to branch into similar but different industries that require its use.,8,No,Third-party Reviews,All in all, DOORS is a very capable piece of software. While we had a steep learning curve, it is a good program and does the job well. I'm not sure if we would have gone another route if the choice was up to us the first time around.Open the DOORS to control your projectIn the many consulting jobs that I have been doing, I have occasionally encountered companies with solid and extensive processes (necessary bureaucracy for manufacturers and factories, since they need to manage big production flows). For projects in that environment, we need extensive traceability tools, like IBM Rational DOORS.,Big panorama view in relation to requirements. You can have all your artifacts in one place with total traceability. MS Office templates and IBM Requisite Pro compatibility. IBM ways of doing things, like customizing your variables and so on.,Too complex for projects or businesses that don't really need the detail. It is basically overkill. If you are new to IBM Rational tools, it may be a medium learning curve. You'd also need lots of training from your people, since, as usual, this tool shouldn't be managed alone. It may seem old fashion compared to Jira and the current control tools used in IT industry.,8,If you can setup DOORS to your project, you will experience lower costs. Also, less rework in the project, which means lower times to achieve your milestones. Finally, the cost of setting up a related project is considerably lower, and the estimates obtained in the process are much more precise.,IBM Rational RequisitePro, JIRA Service Desk, JIRA Software and IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation,IBM Rational RequisitePro, JIRA Service Desk, JIRA Software, Atlassian Confluence
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March 27, 2019

IBM Rational DOORS Review: "IBM DOORS can handle your data referencing needs."

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We currently use DOORS to manage the project requirements for one or more projects. We use the software in one department for one or two lines of service that the company offers. DOORS allows us to manage a vast amount of data with relative ease. Although the program is very powerful, it is sometimes difficult to use.
  • Allows linking of information in different parts of the program.
  • Works fairly well with other programs like Excel and Word.
  • Has a layout that is familiar, with a ribbon-like bar at the top.
  • The program can seem overwhelming because it is very complex. Maybe a beginner, intermediate and advanced mode?
  • The software has some dependencies on other software that make it easy to break at times.
  • Setting up the software was a nightmare. It has too many components, and once the connection between them is set you cannot make changes easily.
DOORS is a very specific piece of software. It is suited to managing contract/project requirements. It works well to list and connect a lot of data, and then gives you the opportunity to show these relationships in several different ways, both graphical and in reports. The software is costly, so your project needs to be large enough to support it.
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May 15, 2018

IBM Rational DOORS Review: "Open the DOORS to control your project"

Score 8 out of 10
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In the many consulting jobs that I have been doing, I have occasionally encountered companies with solid and extensive processes (necessary bureaucracy for manufacturers and factories, since they need to manage big production flows). For projects in that environment, we need extensive traceability tools, like IBM Rational DOORS.
  • Big panorama view in relation to requirements. You can have all your artifacts in one place with total traceability.
  • MS Office templates and IBM Requisite Pro compatibility.
  • IBM ways of doing things, like customizing your variables and so on.
  • Too complex for projects or businesses that don't really need the detail. It is basically overkill.
  • If you are new to IBM Rational tools, it may be a medium learning curve. You'd also need lots of training from your people, since, as usual, this tool shouldn't be managed alone.
  • It may seem old fashion compared to JIRA and the current control tools used in IT industry.
If you are using IBM software and more importantly, if you have work with huge process flows (and lots of resources invested on it), DOORS is the way to go. On the other hand, if you have mostly an IT focused agile team or your project is not too big, I can't recommend its use.
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