Jul 232014
A basic CM Flow in DOORS Next Generation

A little while ago, I posted about Real Configuration Management for Requirements, but I didn’t go in to any detail about HOW it should, or could be used.  Requirements engineers/managers are not typically working with configuration management at this level on a daily basis, so I have set out a very basic flow here. First […]

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 […]

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, […]

Jan 152014
The times they are a-changin'

I have been spending time this week with Aged P and we came to talk about technology in the office.  This was prompted by my excess of technology, including a Raspberry Pi. In the Olden Days – well OK 1980 – office documentation was a manual affair with typists and forms. 

Dec 162013
Upgrade! Proceed with care.

I had a local installation of RTC/RQM/DNG* on my laptop at version 4.0.4 and decided to upgrade to 4.0.5.  This is my first upgrade so I approached it with caution, although my fall back position was to uninstall, delete all traces and start again from scratch.

Dec 062013
Finding vs Searching

This post is a little off my normal topics but is another subject close to my heart. Two questions that come up far too regularly are: Where should that be stored? How do people know where to look?

Nov 262013
Customization with scripting for DNG

Client side scripting is coming to DOORS Next Generation.  If you go to the jazz.net downloads you can get an early release candidate of version 4.0.5 which has a technology preview of client side scripting.  This is not a fully comprehensive feature yet, but this is a good start. The API documentation is here and […]