Best Tool for Requirements Management
June 09, 2022

Best Tool for Requirements Management

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Modules Used

  • Requirements Management (Rational DOORS)

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management

I have used IBM Rational DOORS to manage high-level and low-level requirements as well as test procedures and the linking and traceability between them. I have used IBM Rational DOORS to run reports and wizards for export to show requirements compliance and test and requirements coverage.
  • Manage requirements
  • Manage traceability between different modules
  • Linking between the modules is very easy and can be done with different methods.
  • The DXL scripting is not as intuitive as it could be.
  • Integration with other software applications or requirements management tools is not as easy as it could be.
  • Formatting and editing could be expanded a bit more like Word.
  • Linking modules
  • Traceability reports
  • Tracking change history
  • Cannot really answer as I was a user as an employee.
I would choose IBM Rational DOORS over any other requirements management tool out there. Polarion tries to do too many things and is great for some things but as far as requirements management IBM Rational DOORS is the best tool on the market.

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IBM Rational DOORS is great for requirements management and traceability between different documents (called modules). It provides the opportunity to create custom reports that bring in information from several modules. One thing that it does not do well is collaboration since it locks either sections or an entire document at a time.