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Rational DOORS Next Generation

Rational DOORS Next Generation

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IBM® Rational® DOORS® Next Generation provides a scalable solution to optimize communication, collaboration and verification of requirements. It enables you to capture, trace, analyze and manage changes to requirements while maintaining compliance to regulations and standards. With DOORS you can improve the management of project scope and cost throughout your organization and supply chain. This software is available on premises and in the cloud, which allows you to get up and running quickly so that your team can focus on your organization’s core competency.

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IBM DOORS review by Fiona  P.
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"Streamlined product management "

What do you like best?

In the early stages of developing a product it is often difficult to keep track of the changes made to requirements because of the rate in which these changes are made, in particular, it is hard to hold the development team back in updating the designs of a product for fear of halting their progress, but this information is still vital and needs to be recorded. Rational DOORS has allowed us to quickly track progress, upload product documents and record requirement changes.

Documenting changes and version histories so accurately in the early stages has really helped us get the best out of our products because we can brilliantly review version histories and make sure nothing worthwhile was left out within the development stage.

What do you dislike?

The only issue I have found with Rational DOORS is that the interface is quite old fashioned, there have been several limitations to it that I have not been able to figure out. Changing the font size seems impossible and the overall user interface has a very old-fashioned and clunky feel to it. Once you are used to it it does not slow down you using the program but an overhaul of the actual user interface would be great.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for an easy to use product management tool without losing depth and features then give this a go.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Rational DOORS we have been able to effectively keep track of changes made to products during development that previously would of been lost, because of this we are able to effectively review and develop our products to be the best they can be without slowing down the team.

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IBM DOORS review by Hannah  N.
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"A lifesaver "

What do you like best?

When developing products it can be difficult to keep track of the changes made and the version history without it feeling like you are holding the development team back to catch up with the changes. When it takes a long time to record these changes the rate of innovation can slow and you can miss out on a great product. Rational DOORS is a safeguard against this. UPdating product history and information is so easy and quick once the project is set up that people are free to continue development without being slowed down.

Once a product is nearing completion it is then easy to look back at previous versions and changes in requirements. This is especially helpful when teams are working internationally because you are not slowed down by people waiting for timezones to wake up and send across information. It is all within Rational DOORS and easy to access.

What do you dislike?

When you are running the program the computer and local server can really take a big hit in terms of usage, this is a sufficient sacrifice for the program but if you are a smaller business without a large network it could really be an issue. I am sure that work is being done to optimize this but at the moment it could be a problem.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great all in one product management tool that doesn't slow down the development with needless paperwork and recording. Quick and efficient.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to gather all our product information and development data in one easy to access place.

What Product Management solution do you use?

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IBM DOORS review by Andrew  C.
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"A Modern Product Management Tool"

What do you like best?

As a small company, we have struggled with managing the development of our products, especially in the early stages of development as changes happen so regularly and it can be hard to keep track of it all. We have found that if members of the development team do not have an easy way of tracking requirement changes and uploading the changes they have made then things can become problematic. Rational DOORS provides us with just that, a tool that makes it easy to track changes and view version histories. This helps our business stay organized and keeps the development team happy.

What do you dislike?

If you are the main admin of the project then it can be incredibly complicated to set up and we have had a few teething issues when it comes to providing people with the right permissions to complete the work necessary. There are not any issues with the program but we have found getting it to do what we want at first can be troublesome.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a brilliant tool for tracking requirement changes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can stay on top of all our products that are in development and make sure that any information is not lost in the way of enthusiasm to carry on developing. Rational DOORS gives us the best of both worlds as it is quick and easy enough for our team to enter all the information required, without getting in the way of them actually developing the product in question.

IBM DOORS review by Peter V.
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"excellent product management tool "

What do you like best?

Rational DOORS makes it very easy to track requirement changes of products you have in development or production. You can easily access any projects you are working on from anywhere thanks to the Cloud development.

As a product develops it is easy to see version histories and the changes made between versions. This really saves time when evaluating what has been completed and making sure the current version and requirements are the best they can be. It has really increased the rate of innovation on our projects.

What do you dislike?

The system can be slow to load at times, the interface is sluggish at certain times of the day and when you need to quickly access something on a computer that does not already have the project loaded up on it can take too much time. This is something i am sure will be ironed out as Rational DOORS scales to meet the requirements of all its users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For a comprehensive product management tool that allows you to easily view version history and track requirements then this does a great job.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can now efficiently track version histories of our products and easily see what has changed throughout the development, it has helped us evaluate our development process and made us aware of changes we need to make.

IBM DOORS review by Ryan  G.
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"Product Management "

What do you like best?

I like how quickly you can get a project set up and have all the information you need so quickly. If you often work with a lot of small projects this is great because it doesn't take much time to get everything set up and from there it is so easy to edit and clarify requirements. One problem I have found with other product management tools is that because I often work on several small projects setting up a management tool takes up a large amount of time relative to the size of the project. This is not an issue with Rational DOORS. You can set up a great and comprehensive project in no time at all, leaving more time to get going with the development.

What do you dislike?

Using Rational DOORS is really heavy on server usage. It is such a comprehensive tool so it is bound to be server usage heavy but I feel as though some optimization work would help this and maybe make the load a little lighter. If you are on quite a small network then I can run rather slow at times.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For a small company looking to gain more control and direction over their product management and save time in the early stages of development then this is a real step towards a more professional project.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can save time by setting up projects incredibly quickly, this gives us more resource to actually work on the products and projects instead of creating documents and dealing with paperwork.

IBM DOORS review by Thomas M.
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"One stop toolkit "

What do you like best?

I like how Rational DOORS can provide you with all the tools you need to manage a product development. It is a program that can be implemented across the whole team. IT has transformed the way we communicate during development stages as you can accurately record requirement changes and it is so easy to access everyone will see it and be on the same page.

It has made it a lot easier to have a productive back and forth between departments to reach a solution to any problems we are having and make sure that we develop the best product we can.

What do you dislike?

The look of the program is slightly old-fashioned, I feel that there could be some improvements to how it looks and this would, in turn, improve workflow. The layout of some of the features can seem counter-intuitive. Once you have used the program for a bit it is easy to figure out but initially its a bit of a struggle.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great all in one tool for product management and development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rational DOORS has helped create a great dialogue between different departments involved in the development process. This improved communication has made sure we can save time and create the best products we possibly can.

IBM DOORS review by George  A.
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"Slick workflow and increased communication "

What do you like best?

Communicating with a large number of people when creating and developing a project and become incredibly complicated and if you do not have the right software supporting you it is easy to fall behind. Rational DOORS has made it incredibly easy to update everyone involved and make sure people have the information they need.

The ability to upload graphical representations and create storyboards makes it a lot easier to explain requirements to partners, especially when dealing with people all over the world. IT has streamlined our process and has made the exchange of information throughout the development stage a lot quicker.

What do you dislike?

The initial price of the program can be enough to put people off, once you have looked in to the amount of time it saves and the efficiency and improved communication the Rational DOORS brings then it is well worth the price. This may be hard to see when you are first looking to purchase it but would not put me off.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a great too to track, record and communicate developments and requirement for any products then this is great. It is versatile and is comprehensive enough to scaled for any business.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have improved communication channels across our company by making sure requirements are clearly laid out and everyone is on the same page. Rational DOORS has allowed us to accurately track a products development and ensure requirements are aligned across the business.

IBM DOORS review by Peter N.
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"Great requirement tool"

What do you like best?

I like how you can bring all your resources and tools into the one place, managing requirements and communicating with the people involved can become overly complicated and Rational DOORS makes sure this doesn't happen.

As a project moves forward and the requires of a project become more defined, this has really helped keep track of everything. Rational Doors makes everything easily tracible. Tracking and reporting changes is really easy.

What do you dislike?

The user interface is not great. When you first use it, it is incredibly difficult to understand and the whole layout seems old fashioned. There are also several basic features missing from the layout, mainly to do with navigation. I am yet to find a way to enlarge text within the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a complete product management tool that will ensure every base is covered during the development stage then this is a good tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rational DOORS has been great in creating a dialogue between our team and making sure that certain aspects of our product are not ignored until the very end. It has helped us stay on track and helped us save time by having all our documentation in the one place.

IBM DOORS review by Kathy D.
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"Clunky Requirements Module"

What do you like best?

I like that it's able to link up with HP ALM, our test management tool and generate trace matrices. It's quite comprehensive and has a lot of options to customize and generate the reports we need for documentation.

What do you dislike?

I don't like the GUI and the learning curve to set up and eventually generate trace matrices is quite difficult. The process is not intuitive and there is a lot of room for mistakes so that you'll end up guessing what you did wrong when modules don't link up.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Have your projects management team work closely with development and testing teams so that they can be on the same page about requirements management.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to store and manage requirements for some projects. We use DOORS to establish traceability matrices to conform to our quality system standards. It has helped people in our company create, organize and output requirements for our projects.

IBM DOORS review by Richard K.
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"Strong requirements management tool, but still missing some key features of legacy DOORS"

What do you like best?

The fact that DNG is web-based and cloud-based is already a major improvement over legacy DOORS. I find the user interface more intuitive than legacy DOORS. There is a strong online community for help and support. IBM has been fairly responsive to our problem reports. Using custom reports created with Rational Publishing Engine, we have been able to produce well formatted documents that are deliverable to our client with very little manual formatting to do outside of DNG.

What do you dislike?

Complex Boolean filters that existed in legacy DOORS are missing from DNG. The commenting feature is half-baked, for example, comments on an artifact disappear when the artifact is removed from a module, and comments cannot easily be exported from DNG. Even at version 6.0.4., there are still some user interface bugs, such as the page not displaying properly after scrolling quickly. There is no way to export the comparison between two baselines.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Whether you should choose DNG over another vendor's requirements management product or not I cannot say. However, legacy DOORS was the industry leader for RM, and I recommend DNG over legacy DOORS.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DNG is a solid requirements management tool. Although it has some issues that I mentioned above, legacy DOORS also has different issues. I would certainly choose DNG over legacy DOORS to manage requirements, whether for a program, project, system, software, or hardware.

IBM DOORS review by Jake  J.
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"Great for communication"

What do you like best?

Rational DOORS has allowed for us to clarify product information and requirement changes across the board, because of Rational DOORS cloud-based platform we can communicate with a large number of people across the world and make sure that everyone has the correct and most up to date information. This has really helped maximize the rate of innovation.

What do you dislike?

I think that a knowledge portal with some in-depth tutorials would be really handy when getting used to the program because the interface is not as intuitive as some programs it can be hard to get going with it and while the support provided by Rational DOORS is great it would be better if there was a few more tutorials and support documents so you don't have to rely as heavily on the support team.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend giving Rational DOORS a try if you are looking for a way to more accurately manage the product specifications and track the development of your products. It makes the sharing of product-related information infinitely easier and saves a lot of time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rational DOORS as really increased the level of communication we have between different departments and companies involved in each project. We are able to effectively upload and maintain a record of our products and the information and requirements for these products is available to the people who need them wherever they are thanks to the cloud solution Rational DOORS provides.

IBM DOORS review by James  W.
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"Quick and efficient "

What do you like best?

My favorite thing about rational DOORS is how quick it can be to create a project if the product you are working on is a variation of the one you have worked on before. The ability to save template product management templates means that when working on a number of similar products you can create one template file and then let each product develop from there. You can easily set default requirements and then as products and requirements change they can be edited to suit the product you are currently working on.

Another great feature is that it is in the cloud, because of this the project files do not need to be constantly shared with everyone involved, this saves a lot of time and makes sure everyone stays in the loop.

What do you dislike?

There is a slightly older look to the program, it has the look of more old-fashioned software, this doesn't take away from the power of the program but when using it your workflow can be slowed down slightly by the way in which it looks. Perhaps a revamp of some of the UI would really help.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a cloud-based product management program that rids you of any loss of information or miscommunication then this is a great choice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rational DOORS has allowed us to effectively share product and requirement changes with the whole team without having to constantly share files and exchange emails. Everyone is easily able to access the information they need to and there is no loss of information or miscommunication.

IBM DOORS review by Qaiser I.
Qaiser I.
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"Great tool for managing requirement in complex environment"

What do you like best?

Prior to version 6, the requirement module was not that much mature, lacks many important features but from version 6, the introduction of global configuration management added many good things. now requirement analyst can develop their requirements and mange the trace-ability specific to any particular requirement version. Moreover graphical requirements can be easily developed now because of HTML5 builtin editor.

What do you dislike?

There are couple of things which can be improved. First is the performance, if you are working in module and the size is quite large, we face lots of performance issues. also there are many issues related to arabic language.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The major problem its solves is tracing defects or any item back to original requirement. This feature helps a lot in figuring out the impact analysis as well as trace-ability matrices

IBM DOORS review by Sivaraman J.
Sivaraman J.
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"DNG For Project Requirements Management Solution"

What do you like best?

DNG has an intuitive web interface, with project data organized in a structured hierarchy. It's easy to filter, search and identify inter-dependencies of project artifacts. The storyboard capabilities and graphical link explorer facilitate excellent requirements elicitation. The capabilities it brings to the Requirements Management solution via Collections and Modules are indispensable for efficient requirements management solution both for Software and Systems Development teams. It's definitely a happy marriage between RequisitePro and Legacy Doors.

What do you dislike?

None. I would be inclined to say cost of ownership and maintenance, but measuring the improved efficiencies of teams and the overall improvement in the quality of the product and/or systems develop it outweighs it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Functional Requirements Management and all other Requirements Artifacts Management (The customer refers to them as Non-Functional Requirements)

IBM DOORS review by User in Industrial Automation
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"Using Doors for Product Requirements"

What do you like best?

Doors offers a nice platform for tracking requirements between products and product families. I use this to track both hardware and firmware requirements for complex manufacturing products. The trace-ability and decomposition it provides are nice for piece-wise workloads. It is easy to create document baselines for different releases and track changes as the product requirements become more defined.

What do you dislike?

Doors program portal is like using microsoft word from 1998. There is no ability to zoom in or make text bigger. The interface to printing or even publishing a pdf is clunky and doesn't create simple documents. As a hardware electrical engineer we also like block diagrams and tables - the table and picture import functions are relatively poor.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This tool is forcing our designers to talk about requirements and justify certain design specs that may have been overlooked. It's also great for multiple design iterations or tracking high-level requirements from the top to the bottom.

IBM DOORS review by Administrator in Financial Services
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"Use DOORS with agile methodology is not productive"

What do you like best?

I consider quick search the strongest point in DOORS.

Traceability could be a powerful feature whether it is used taking care about complexity (several artifacts related to each other may cause unnecessary complexity).

What do you dislike?

As much as you populate DOORS with artifacts, after a period of time, could be difficult you find what information you are looking for. Depending how the Project Areas are organized in your Company, navegability can be tiring. For example:

- When you want to link an artifact to another, a window is opened and you have to navigate through entire structure of folders to find the artifact you are looking for.

- Many colleagues of mine comment about there is no baseline per artifact, just on full Project Area. Most part of time, you wish to get a snapshot of only one artifact.

- Few options to customize the export format (.pdf or .doc).

- When you have to export, if the artifact contains inserted artifacts, you have to expand all of them to assure the document exported will contain every information you need. In some cases, when you have more than two levels of traceability, it is not possible to export the third level, because DOORS only expand until the second level. So, you cannot to export in these cases.

- When you link an artifact to another, DOORS does not check if that relation already exists. So, in the tab on the right, you can observe several duplicated links.

- In the folder structure, would be possible you order by drag and drop. Today we have an alphabetic order.

- In an agile environment, I think DOORS is loosing visibility because it is a tool with a lot of features that can generate a complexity. Normally, in an agile context

Recommendations to others considering the product

In my opinion, in the moment a Company decide to adopt DOORS, it should make an exhaustive PoC conduced by an experient professional that already had implemented this solution in other Organizations, like an user, not like a vendor. It allows to validate specific situations that happen in day by day.

Commonly, PoCs to sell software products simulate best scenarios that does not happen in real world.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In the Company where I work, we started an Agile Transformation in 2014. We purchased the IBM suite tool to implement RTC, RDNG and RQM. We had thought until last year that IBM CLM could help the teams get their day by day faster. Although we have identified a negative reposition of this suite compared with others (such as Atlassian, CA...) mainly related to usability and complexity of use.

It is motivating a non use by our staff, whose have chosen alternative solutions (even phisycal kanban, for example).

Finally, today we are not perceiving a real benefit with DOORS, just the use by internal policy, not because promotes more productivity.

IBM DOORS review by Alexandre P.
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"Plugged with the future"

What do you like best?

It is a versatile tool where I can plan and create almost any requirements structure I need in an easy way and fast. The traceability feature is really great, you can configure it to fit your project necesities with no problems.

What do you dislike?

It is really difficulty to use some features like OSLC. The server performance over a distributed environment not always is good. When you don't use a default template it is not easy to create reports. The user interface scares some no tecnical users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Migrating from other tools must be planned in advance, not always it can be done in an easy way. There are a lot of ways to structure the requirements in it. Take your time on testing them and getting the drawbacks and advantages from each of them. Avoid to import documents in word as they are. Use the attributes and tags, it is a lot easier to query things with them. Create module templates with tittles that are read-only and shared among all documents (reuse option). Create a group to maintain the project structure apart from the admin group.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is easy to relate the business knowledge what helps a lot the impact study and knowledge sharing.

IBM DOORS review by Salman S.
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"Sr. IBM DevOps Consultant"

What do you like best?

Reduced the time taken to detect the causes of bugs by 99%. Reduced system design time by more than 70%. Accelerated the time to market and the rate of innovation.

What do you dislike?

There should be client API for RDNG as well so that we may do customization like we do in RTC.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Accelerated the time to market and the rate of innovation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Increased time to market and customer satisfaction. Reduced the time taken to detect the causes of bugs by 99%. Reduced system design time by more than 70%. Accelerated the time to market and the rate of innovation.

IBM DOORS review by Karthik S.
Karthik S.
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"Doors NG Review"

What do you like best?

The following features

1. User-friendly GUI

2. Customisable dashboard and ability to manage notifications

3. Tagging and traceability -- map requirements even across different modules, documents

What do you dislike?

If we do not enable filter option - loads of artefacts seen. Maybe a feature in which only the recently used artefacts are seen and the others hidden would be good.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a tool that mostly offers what it promises. With a bit of time/training, one can pick up the more advanced features and use it in the workplace.

Customisable GUI and notifications is a definite plus, you only see what you need to and nothing else.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business Partner - used Doors NG to make a demo for a client. Was easy to pick up the tool and build a demo within days.

IBM DOORS review by Selvakumar G.
Selvakumar G.
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"DNG useful for Product line engineering"

What do you like best?

RDNG 6.0.3 has great features to manage requirements, status (work flow enabled) of each requirement is much handy for the teams.

It eases the effort with product line engineering, managing variants across products and enabling reuse of requirements.

What do you dislike?

1. Thoughts behind components could have been better with access control, currently access control is at project level.

2. There are few performance issues with linking artifacts

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a very good tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Centralized database for requirements management. It supports for reuse artifacts across products

IBM DOORS review by Executive Sponsor in Telecommunications
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"Doors next gen revirew"

What do you like best?

good tool for managing requirements and their depedencies

possibility for requirement versioining

possibility to make collectoin of requirements - represents product demands or features

tight integration with Rational QM (requirement testing tool)

good support from IBM

What do you dislike?

very complex tool

hard to manage

heavy demands on server (java based), slow performance

Recommendations to others considering the product

make a good plan and goals what you want to achieve using this product

hire external consultant who have experiences with implementation of this product

you need to have support contract it is very complex architecture of this product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In R&D we write huge FSS documents where we put all requirement demands. Problem was, that a lot of same demands (for example for protocols) reappear in all this documents, which could be more than 100 pages long. Work and development process was not optimal

We use Doors Next generation to avoid writing such documents, now we write requirements and use re-use of requirements if they appear in multiple products or features. We have now also very good requirement traceaability and relation with test patterns.

IBM DOORS review by Dmitry L.
Dmitry L.
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"RDNG 6.0 review"

What do you like best?

Installation and administering is easy now and you have great integration features on Jazz platform.

What do you dislike?

web UI has many functions, but it's not easy to understand and use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't put all requirements in repository at one - put the small part and start to use it. And control who can add folders, requirements types etc. to keep requirements management as easy as possible for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we have common repository for requirements and can use them with different teams in one place.

IBM DOORS review by Andrew T.
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"Next generation requirements management "

What do you like best?

Web interface and cross tool integration is very handy.

What do you dislike?

Feature selection and usability could be much better. Functionality is less is some areas than DOORS 9.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't assume that capabilities present in previous generations will be available in DNG. There are trade-offs made to achieve better scalability which results in some feature reduction. Those features should eventually make their way back into the tool, but their prioritization is not guaranteed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Requirements management and traceability to meet auditability needs in highly regulated industries

IBM DOORS review by G2 Crowd User in Defense & Space
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"Wonderful Tool For Tracking Requirements"

What do you like best?

The structure of of the software is what I like best. It is very clear how to go look for a requirement by module. The search tool is user friendly as well. I also like the way you can be detailed in the way you organize your modules so that it is clear how you are tracking your requirements.

What do you dislike?

The one thing I can certainly say I do not like is that there is no MAC version available so I am forced to use this software on Parallels. Not that it is a bad thing, but it tends to be very slow, so it takes up time to do a small task.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Best to use on a PC, but it is OK on a MAC. Beware that it can get slow.

Also, remember to write down your password, as it can get tricky to remember it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We track our requirements on this tool and it is very useful in that it keeps everything organized in one place and everyone can access it to check the details of a particular requirement or update as needed.

IBM DOORS review by User
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"DNG Review"

What do you like best?

I like the following about DNG:

1. Components can be customized

2. Change Sets

3. Dashboards

What do you dislike?

The folder structure was not retained from DOORS, the columns cannot be filtered in artifacts in a module pages, accessing DNG configurations gets quite confusing when working via global configurations

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Store requirements for all features, systems, subsystems and components. We have thousands of modules and millions of artifacts in DOORS that we had planned to migrate to DNG. We were having a lot of performance issues with DNG which seem like have been resolved with respect to the concurrent user usage, not sure about response time improvements. until we have more users and artifacts migrated to DNG the benefits remain to be seen.

IBM DOORS review by Brian K.
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"Finally an integrated tool suite"

What do you like best?

I like the flexibility and power of the DNG platform and the fact that it directly integrates with RTC and RQM for full lifecycle management.

What do you dislike?

I would have preferred more examples of configuration management within the help documentation

Recommendations to others considering the product

While the learning curve may be a little daunting, the end state is worth the effort

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using the DNG suite to capture our Customer and System requirements and also help control traceability to our software and test suites.

IBM DOORS review by User in Biotechnology
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"Highly Customisable"

What do you like best?

I've dabbled a bit with project development and I wouldn't say you need a lot of expertise as you can easily set it up as long as you have a deep deep understanding of both requirements management and the tool or know someone who does.

What do you dislike?

One huge improvement would be to have better support for distributed teams. The Rational DOORS client is terribly slow if you are not on-site with the server. Also, a better method of exchanging data between Rational DOORS servers or better yet a synchronisation method would be perfect.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to use DOORS to help us with our project management by enabling team togetherness and being able to collaborate together so we can get the tasks done at hand quickly and in an organised manner.

IBM DOORS review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Alot of features but alot of headaches"

What do you like best?

It has an incredible amount of features. All the modules have a lot of power to a user. A person could stay in the app the whole time, no need to exit out to work on a diagram elsewhere or write an email. It is a one stop shop for managing your requirements.

What do you dislike?

It is not easy to install or configure. We had to hire a person to setup the application for us and they are still on standby when issues come up. We install it on site and the number of parts that need to be installed and setup properly took quite a bit of time for us. The system uses java a lot and we have found some of the heavy diagram based artifacts we have in the system can stall the use of for others. It is a lot of a system that is not meant for small groups without a dedicated administrator. It is very powerful and has many options but because of that some abilities require an expert to set them up for you, the notes for a user to operate it are not friendly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you have someone on call for support of this product. It's not for small groups or those who don't have previous experience with the tool. It is good if you have dedicated people who can use and learn the product and will use it for the long haul.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We did not have a way to list requirements and trace them back from the implementation of the project. We had planned to use spreadsheets but then it lacks the ability to link items as well and more than one person cannot use a spreadsheet at once. This one application replaces many others like visio, word, excel and projects.

The benefit is that we now have a better way to monitor our project than before and no juggling of multiple files.

IBM DOORS review by Jay R.
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"Flexibility"

What do you like best?

Global accessibility. Capabilities. Global Configurations. DNG Allows you to manage requirements using best practices while streamlining the working process.

What do you dislike?

There is not much I dislike about DNG. There is a bit of a learning curve. All of the performance issues experienced with scrollinbg through modules has been corected by the engineers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Actually managing requirements the correct way rather than keeping them locked in a database and being modified in excel.

IBM DOORS review by Consultant in Defense & Space
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" DNG"

What do you like best?

globally accessible requirements management and the built in config management. It is powerful while retaining some of the key features of classic DOORS- like modules

What do you dislike?

I believe that some improvement can be made around usability. there is a little bit of a learning curve. when you have a large set of requirements in multiple projects and components

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you focus data architecture before migration

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time save due to configuration management being enabled. we are able to see all the changes that are pending approval and review them in the tool rather than exporting and emailing. We are also able to provide better traceability between multiple systems

IBM DOORS review by Guia E.
Guia E.
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"Still Learning"

What do you like best?

I like that the application is still being refined. User comments are constantly being implemented to make the tool better.

What do you dislike?

I am still learning DNG, so there is nothing I dislike at this time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DNG is being used to evaluate what benefits it provides over Classic DOORS. DNG is part of the entire CLM suite and it what the customer wants to use.

IBM DOORS review by Administrator in Medical Devices
Administrator in Medical Devices
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"RDNG 6.0.4 Cloud Use experience"

What do you like best?

Cloud access to tool and the ability trace between artifacts.

What do you dislike?

There seems to be a lot of bugs in the 6.0.4 release. The response time for opening items is too slow. Can't create red lines in a module or artifact for review purposes. Need to be able to better customize documents exported to word.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Pretty easy for basic users. Administration is a bit complicated.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracing between requirements and test protocols. Shared usage of the modules.

IBM DOORS review by Dominique W.
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"Linking DNG provides"

What do you like best?

I like th way it links with QM, CCM and DM. The linking between requirements and work items and test cases is extremely beneficial and is the future.

What do you dislike?

Its completely different then DOORS - this is fine with me but difficult for those who have used DOORS the past 15 years.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Linking. Easy access (web view)

IBM DOORS review by Administrator
Administrator
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"Doors NG Review"

What do you like best?

DNG graph generating tool on requirement trace-ability.The perference is on tracability interoperability with the other jazz applications.

like the graph formats, provide some insight into status.

What do you dislike?

The OLSC API is clunky to use, and the reporting API is too limited to use. Having GCM not configured out of the box leads to a lot of problems. dislike the OLSC because seems to break on upgrades and have to manually re connect, engineers complain

Recommendations to others considering the product

Setup GCM at the start.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Graphic views of requirement trace-ability. we use DNG for systems engineering development of embedded code

IBM DOORS review by Natalie F.
Natalie F.
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"Rational DOORS Next Gen is a winner!"

What do you like best?

For management people a company like IBM brings some kind of assurance that "somehow it will work", smaller companies might not have that kind of trust.

What do you dislike?

We have been struggling with managing traceability to standards for as long as we have had the concept of traceability to standards.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

EPMO Service Delivery improvements. We are just beginning to plan for the project effort, but expect benefits based upon the prototypes conducted.

IBM DOORS review by Matthew A.
Matthew A.
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"DNG use in Automotive"

What do you like best?

DNG has many great qualities the best being the traceability it can provide.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the system issues it was rolled out with in earlier implementations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ASPICE traceability

IBM DOORS review by User in Medical Devices
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"Confusing at first, but very powerful tool"

What do you like best?

Very functional. We use DOORS for almost everything documentation related. The collaboration tools allowing multiple people to work on a document at once are helpful. Sandbox feature for documents or folders is very helpful in drafting documents without creating official versions.

What do you dislike?

Since it does so much, it can be hard to get used to at first. The layout isn't the most simple and takes time to master like many other IBM programs that I hadn't used before (LotusNotes, etc.). Sorting tools are very powerful as well, but not intuitive at first on how to get them to work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I definitely recommend using it as it has immense capability. Just ease into it to learn how it works before you dive in 100%.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

writing validation and verification protocols, team collaboration online allows for fewer revisions as errors or mistakes are found earlier

IBM DOORS review by Administrator
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"Benefits Realized with DNG"

What do you like best?

DNG provides traceability, integrity and ability to configure the work flow to meet industry standards. It helps to analyze impact analysis effectively and build tight commnunication with stakeholders by giving all project members visibity to requirements.

What do you dislike?

I like layers of requirements and ability to align them to align to architecture elements, ability to manage standard work flow across projects via templates and ability to conduct reviews and having the visibility of requirement progress to all skakeholders.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Benefits

Colloboration

Process Enforcement

Process Standardization

Flexibility

IBM DOORS review by Consultant in Automotive
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"Used in requirement management for a customer project"

What do you like best?

- The rapidity

- Multi-tasking is possible (working on many modules at the same time unlike previous versions of DOORS)

- Exporting information to XLS, CSV is intuitive and easy

What do you dislike?

- Bulk modification is limited, 200 maximum is not enough

- Extracting the comments to XLS or CSV is not possible

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Requirement management.

The benefits are:

Multitasking

IBM DOORS review by Mark J. V.
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"Rational Doors"

What do you like best?

DOORS helps me with requirements gathering and management.

What do you dislike?

It took a little for me to get used to it. Perhaps making it more intuitive would help.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Many of my clients have business requirements for applications we design. It is my job to document the requirements and translate this to developers.

IBM DOORS review by Viswanath J.
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"Artifact Review section is flexible and more informative"

What do you like best?

Transition feature in review section is catchy one. Which is easy to handle the reviews.

What do you dislike?

we check list feature to have once the review is completed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

One of the best tools to be used for Product management,

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In a single central repository it provides multi facilitiey for Requirement gathering.

IBM DOORS review by christina b.
christina b.
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"Usability"

What do you like best?

The system is flexible and offers many ways to accomplish almost everything a user needs to perform.

What do you dislike?

Best practices when during implementation

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Merging functional areas and tracking users activity along with requirement tracing

IBM DOORS review by Girish Kumar K.
Girish Kumar K.
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"Requirements Management tool"

What do you like best?

Easy of mapping, Tracing, import and data management

What do you dislike?

The Export needs to be improved. For a large scale industry with lots of data as part of a project, export is often frozen and the tool gives up on the export. Even loading seems to be slow.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mortgage Financial Industry

IBM DOORS review by Walter v.
Walter v.
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"DNG rocks"

What do you like best?

Web based, no install, makes it easier to use

What do you dislike?

Difference with Doors classic is sometimes hard

Recommendations to others considering the product

Spend time to setup your data

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easier Traceability with Rhapsody MM

IBM DOORS review by Consultant in Computer & Network Security
Consultant in Computer & Network Security
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"Extended Requirements Management Enabled"

What do you like best?

Import, Extract and collaboratively manage Requirments based on widley used file formats.

What do you dislike?

Complex capabilites should be more intuitive to use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Spreadsheet based requirements management does not enable collaborative and workflow based reviews and approvals to secure business integration which leads to unstable project suroundings.

DNG supports business perspective based approval and collaboration to ensure stakeholder buy in.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Structured Requirments management allow efficient resource usage and prioritization for more effective projects.

IBM DOORS review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"An excellent management tool"

What do you like best?

I like the customization and automation.

What do you dislike?

The setup time is extremely long, and finding APIs can be challenging.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Map out your workflow, gather archived documents in a central repository, and establish SOPs and naming conventions before trying to integrate DNG into your suite of products.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using DNG as both a bug tracking tool and a workflow automation guide. So far, so good.

IBM DOORS review by Administrator in Automotive
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"Excellent balance of configurable and simple to use"

What do you like best?

Love the newer diagram design feature, and that we can have users generate documents from RPE directly through DNG

What do you dislike?

Have to import images as text in order to work properly for RPE

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to standardize process and provide wider visibility by housing all of our high level requirements in one place.

IBM DOORS review by Sarah R.
Sarah R.
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"Indifferent "

What do you like best?

Easy use, simple straight forward and and to the point

What do you dislike?

Seems old school sometimes difficult in its old set up

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

N/a

IBM DOORS review by Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"great for our communication and tracking"

What do you like best?

The tool is good for communication and tracking within teams and stakeholder as per the agile way and dramatically reduce the time taken to reduce the internal assembly and finalisation of deliverables.

What do you dislike?

some of the keyboard shortcuts are not working .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

facilitate requirements reusing by views, tags and advanced searches.

creating suspicion profile gives overall tracking of changes in artifacts.

IBM DOORS review by Internal Consultant
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"Subject Matter Expert for RTC, marginal user of DNG"

What do you like best?

I like that it has the ability to link the whole V model.

What do you dislike?

We have been having huge issues with its stability. Have to re-index often and the re-indexing takes a long time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are working to solve end-eto-end tracebility which we have achieved yet.

IBM DOORS review by User in Semiconductors
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"DNG"

What do you like best?

This software is an industry standard and allows for user requirement tracking in one interface with customers. It allows for communicating between a large number of users in different companies.

What do you dislike?

The user interface is not intuitive and looks old.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Requirements tracking with customers and for programs.

IBM DOORS review by Administrator
Administrator
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"DNG Experience"

What do you like best?

DOORS Next Generation is intuitive and easy to learn for the end users we support and meets their needs.

What do you dislike?

Compatibility with different IBM clients can sometimes be limited.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

End users are easily able to collaborate and track their requirements.

IBM DOORS review by Administrator
Administrator
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"Best Requirement Tool for The Agile World"

What do you like best?

Integration with the Rational Tools Suite to make Agile implementation simple with Requirements leading the way

What do you dislike?

Can be quirky at times when data issues occur but progress is being made in the right direction to stabilize these issues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

N/A

IBM DOORS review by Administrator in Defense & Space
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"Limited Exposure"

What do you like best?

I like how it integrates with the rest of the Jazz Platform.

What do you dislike?

The lack of DXL scripting that is used extensively at my organization

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None, DNG hasn't been rolled out and we are still operating with DOORS Classic

IBM DOORS review by User
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"Requirements management and not just documentation"

What do you like best?

Can link across requirements as well as see suspicions to help manage change

What do you dislike?

The tool takes some time to get up to speed, and some things are not intuitive

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Manage requirements to drive development and simplify compliance

IBM DOORS review by Administrator in Packaging and Containers
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"Technical service Manager "

What do you like best?

Overall it was a nice software that allowed to manage clients with the rest of the team.

What do you dislike?

A bit of a learning curve, layout wasn’t friendly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The best thing that was solved was the ease of collaborating with the other departments

IBM DOORS review by Administrator in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"DNG Review"

What do you like best?

Its come with RTC, SCM, RM, QM. its very easy from application development and tracking with this aml suits.

What do you dislike?

API are not available. for developer its very difficult interact with api

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Less api are available so, its very difficult interact with api

IBM DOORS review by User
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"on becoming a useful, usable, and desirable solution"

What do you like best?

integrated solution that ties DNG, RTC, and RQM together

What do you dislike?

performance is less than ideal

user interface between all three tools are inconsistent

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

capture requirements that are high quality and linked

IBM DOORS review by Administrator in Automotive
Administrator in Automotive
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"DOOR NG Training"

What do you like best?

This product is going to solve our requirements management problem

What do you dislike?

I only have a trial version and would like to have a full version

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Requirements tracking and reporting is going to revolutionize our work culture

IBM DOORS review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Embarking on DNG for first time "

What do you like best?

The breadth of the app to control requirements with change sets and streams.

What do you dislike?

Migrating to it from nothing prior, no documentation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Requirements management consolidation

IBM DOORS review by Executive Sponsor
Executive Sponsor
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"Manage users"

What do you like best?

Linking and integration with configuration management tools.

What do you dislike?

High cost is a barrier to 100% usage by our engineers

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Large program requirements

IBM DOORS review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"It is good overall"

What do you like best?

Modules section is very goos and also collections

What do you dislike?

suspicion profiles is having issues and needs improvement

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Overall it is a good product other than performance

IBM DOORS review by Administrator
Administrator
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"DNG Review "

What do you like best?

Requirements traceability is good

Reports have improved.

What do you dislike?

Importing RIF files. Many EU customers still using legacy DOORS

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Compliance and traceability.

IBM DOORS review by User in Computer & Network Security
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"awesome products"

What do you like best?

functionality and ease of use, tons of features

What do you dislike?

resources usability is high and exceeding

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

almost everything i do on a daily basis

IBM DOORS review by Internal Consultant in Defense & Space
Internal Consultant in Defense & Space
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"Steadily improving"

What do you like best?

Versatility and tracability across the other CLM apps.

What do you dislike?

Performance issues and reindexing are cumbersome

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Requirements management

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