IBM Rational DOORS

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Powerful but Clunky

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We use DOORS as a requirements repository for the product and software. We use it to track, edit, and trace requirements coverage. It's …

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DOORS is our tool of choice on large programs with a large number of requirements to manage at various levels of integration.
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October 16, 2020

Powerful but Clunky

Kathy Ding | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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We use DOORS as a requirements repository for the product and software. We use it to track, edit, and trace requirements coverage. It's used all across the business group I'm a part of amongst many roles. It is robust and large enough for all of our products both current and legacy.
  • Stores requirements
  • Compatible with HP ALM
  • Filters well and is customizable
  • Terrible UI and not intuitive
  • Too slow to connect to, launch and run
  • Scripts to use the features are way too complicated to write and maintain.
It is quite powerful and robust as a tool for all of our requirements. It is also compatible with HP ALM, our formal test management tool so that we are able to export comprehensive trace matrices for reporting purposes. However, it is a clunky, difficult, and extremely slow tool that is not well adapted to agile software development.
It does a basic job and has the potential to complete some robust reporting tasks, however, it really is a clunky piece of software with a terrible user interface that makes using it routinely quite unpleasant. Many of our legacy and maintenance projects still use DOORS but our department and company use many alternatives and are looking for better tools.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
Score 8 out of 10
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DOORS is our tool of choice on large programs with a large number of requirements to manage at various levels of integration.
  • Parent to child requirement traceability
  • Auto tracking of all changes made to an object
  • Ability to create a toolkit to generate documents straight from DOORS
  • Linking between DOORS modules using DXL
  • Not web based
  • Better interface with other tools
  • Ability to track requirements approval and sell off
DOORS works well for requirements management. It's better than using MS Excel especially for a large number of requirements at different levels.
Internal to our company we have several experts who have extended DOORS functionality to include some great features. And these folks are well regarded by IBM as DOORS experts in the industry.
Score 8 out of 10
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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.