Requirements Quality in IBM Rational DOORS

The Systems Engineering Suite (SES) is a software framework enabling the realization of systems engineering based on reuse, and with a knowledge centric approach. The SES enables an organization to integrate the already existing tools (Capella, Microsoft Office, PTC Integrity, Siemens Teamcenter, IBM Rational DOORS, DS-Catia No Magic MagicDraw, etc.) within a powerful lifecycle management environment enabling technical management processes (Quality, Configuration management, Decision Support) as well as Verification, Validation and traceability.

For quality management, the connector to IBM Rational DOORS allows you to define, measure, improve and manage the quality of your requirements specifications within the systems engineering process. The REUSE Company offers a specialized version that works with IBM DOORS requirements tool: RQA Quality Studio for DOORS. RQA Quality Studio for DOORS tool uses a wide set of metrics to assess the quality of a requirements specification, mainly Correctness, Consistency and Completeness (CCC). While individual metrics are suitable to assess the correctness of a single requirement, global metrics can assess the consistency and correctness of a requirements’ set specification. The global metrics covered by RQA Quality Studio for DOORS are coupling, inconsistency and missing requirements, and can be applied to any kind of requirements types, like for example, functional requirements.

In the same way, the connector allows full traceability of requirements with the entire set of tools connected to the suite. It allows IBM Rational DOORS users support for Product Line Engineering (PLE), Verification, Validation, Decision Management, Configuration Management, Reuse, and, finally, the integration of requirements engineering in a completely configurable life cycle.

RQA Quality Studio for DOORS is fully integrated with IBM Rational DOORS requirements management tool, versions ranging from version 8.0 to 9.6. RQA Quality Studio for DOORS relies on IBM Rational DOORS requirements tool the storage and management of the requirements. RQA Quality Studio for DOORS relies on IBM Rational DOORS authentication system: every user in RQA Quality Studio for DOORS can only work with projects, modules, and requirements through a valid access via IBM Rational DOORS.

Take a look at this video showing how IBM Rational DOORS integrates with RQA Quality Studio.