Hazel Woodcock

Jun 272014
Real Configuration Management for Requirements

DOORS Next Generation is getting Configuration Management capabilities. This is a huge step for DOORS NG, a requirements management tool. The CM capability is similar to what you might expect for source control, with similar language, like ‘streams’, ‘deliver’, ‘workspace’, and others. I think that we will find that many requirements management users (or Business […]

Apr 222014
A universal process pattern; can an extreme example of abstraction still be useful?

I have been playing with the idea of a very generic process core. It is sufficiently abstract to not be useful on its own, but only as a pattern for building content. I think there may be a small handful of these generic patterns. I am still considering how many other patterns I need, and […]

Mar 262014
Documenting a DOORS Database Schema

Following on from the Information Architecture Workshop series, I want to show an example of how some of that information should be documented. A comprehensive document should be made available, but also a summary document for quick reference and guidance. Some years ago we produced a quick reference document for a generic schema and process, […]

Mar 042014
DOORS Information Architecture Workshop. Part 2 of 4

In the previous article I looked at what information needs to be collected in the as-is phase of a DOORS Information Architecture Workshop.  In this article, I will focus on how that information is collected. As a reminder, this series consists of : What information needs to be collected for the as-is How to collect […]