DOORS Project Startup Wizard – creating a project template

10.1.2013

A project template in DOORS database is useful for starting up new projects. The idea behind this is that the template contains all the modules, link modules and link relationships predefined in addition to common attributes and views.

Typically this kind of template is created based on analysis of requirements management process, but as a simpler option DOORS contains a tool to create a project template (menu selection File / New / Project Startup Wizard). As this function creates a new project, the user using the Project Startup Wizard and copying the resulting template project should be of Database Manage user type.

The first step in the template creation is to name the project and give a description.

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In the second step you start to define your template project properties. Firstly the project type can be either “System” or “Software” and the project approach can be “Formal”, “Informal” of “Very Informal”. If you select a software project, the function will add software requirements or design to the module list, if a system project is selected then no software modules are created.

If the approach is informal, then only the Requirements module is added and as you go upwards in formality, more modules are added. You can also insert custom modules defined by your own needs and remove some modules not needed.

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After the set of modules has been selected, you can add attributes to the definition.

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First, select to which module attributes will be added and then select which type of attribute set to include. In the picture I have selected the “Requirements” module and then chose to insert attributes typical for “System Requirements”. Of course these attribute definition sets might not be sufficient for all needs, so you can also add custom attributes which will use those attribute types available in the modules.

Views for modules can be defined after attribute creation. Again, select which module you want to define views in and choose from the “Typical views” list which views you want to include in the selected module. Also custom views can be added in this step.

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The second-to-last step is to give a name to the wizard definition, so that the same definition can be re-used.

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In the last wizard dialog just press “Finish” to create your project.

The created project will contain those modules defined, with the attributes and views defined. To use this template, just copy and rename it in the database or use the Project Startup Wizard again as the definition has been saved.

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Note that the project template created by the wizard does not include any link modules, link relationship definitions (linksets) or traceability views. These should be added to the project template so that the users shall not have problems in linking objects.

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The modules created by the wizard might also need modifications: e.g. module header structure, additional attributes, attribute types and views. If the template project created by the wizard is modified heavily the stored definition might not anymore be usable, but the wizard function is a fast way to kick start your template creation.

(the DOORS version used for this blog entry was DOORS 9.5)

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Kuinka generoida DOORS Next Generation -lisenssi

8.1.2013

Kun IBM Rational julkaisi DOORS 9.5- ja DOORS Next 4.0.1 -tuotteet annettiin samalla lupaus että olemassa olevalla DOORS-lisenssillä voi käyttää myös DOORS Next-tuotetta. DOORS Next on kuitenkin erillisesti lisenssoitu ja jos on ladannut IBM Jazz-sivustolla olevan asennuspaketin (https://jazz.net/products/rational-doors/) niin sen asennuksen yhteydessä voi ottaa käyttöön 60 päivän mittaisen evaluaatiolisenssin, mutta ei varsinaista lisenssiä.

Äskettäin IBM  julkaisi ohjeet, miten DOORS-käyttäjät saavat myös DOORS Next-lisenssin käyttöönsä. Ohje löytyy sivulta
How to generate Rational DOORS Next Generation license keys from License Key Center website ja sen olennaiset kohdat ovat:

  • DOORS Next lisenssin saa päivittämällä DOORS-lisenssin versioon 9.5 ja generoimalla uuden lisenssin
  • Lisenssin generoinnin jälkeen pitää päivittää DOORS-lisenssi sekä ladata itselleen DOORS Next lisenssin aktivointipaketti “Download Jazz Keys”-näppäimellä
  • Ladatussa ZIP-paketissa on ohjeet tekstitiedostossa client_access_401_activation_key_readme miten saa aktivoitua itselleen DOORS Next-lisenssin Jazz Team Serverin kautta (License Key Management / Add).

DOORS Enlightenment-esitykset

5.1.2013

IBM Rational jatkaa vuonna 2013 joka kuun 1. perjantai ja 3. perjantai pidettyä DOORS Enlightenment-webinaarisarjaansa. Kuun 1. perjantaina on DOORS Introductory-esitys ja 3. perjantai edistyneempi Advanced-webinaari. Valitettavasti lähetysajat ovat suunniteltu USA:n väestölle, klo 12 EST eli kello 19:00 illalla Suomen aikaa – esitykset ovat toki myös jälkikäteen nähtävinä rekisteröintisivun kautta.

Aiheita on 1. vuosipuoliskolla  seuraavia:

4.1.     The Integration of DOORS with Microsoft Team Foundation Server

18.1.    Baselines and Baseline Sets in DOORS

1.2.     Creating Traceability in DOORS and Beyond  – The Various Methods

15.2.    Generating Professional Documentation with Rational Publishing Engine

1.3.    Best Practices for Writing Requirements

15.3.    Advanced Tips and Tricks of Using DOORS

29.3.    DOORS in the Systems Engineering Lifecycle

5.4.    DOORS 101 — The Basics of DOORS

19.4.    Best Practices of Importing in DOORS

3.5.    Analyzing the Quality of Requirements in DOORS

17.5.    Requirements Reuse in DOORS

31.5.    Using DOORS in a Regulated Environment

7.6.    Extending DOORS – Introduction to DXL (DOORS eXtension Language)

21.6.    Requirements Driven Verification and Validation using OSLC

Lisätietoja ja rekisteröityminen: http://ibmfederal.us/DOORS-Enlightenment/