Tasktop Sync | Enables IBM Rational DOORS and DOORS NG to Integrate with Non-Rational Tools


It all starts with requirements. Not only do they define the problem you are trying to solve, but also its value. If used correctly, requirements enable you to make decisions about priority, business value, and even architectural risk. But for many organizations requirements live on an island – an island that sends out communications, but increasingly becomes less and less relevant as the project progresses. How many of your requirement documents are still up to date at the end of the project? When there is a problem, where do you look first – the code, the architecture, the tests, the deployment or the requirements documents? Agile solves this problem by empowering individuals, ‘product owners’, to keep the essence of the requirements in their head to make decisions and drive progress. But for many organizations, the requirements for a system or product are too big to hold in any single person’s head, and maybe your product or system has to be compliant, requiring a documented and traced understanding of the requirements.

Requirements need to be connected to the rest of the lifecycle. They must flow from inception to implementation, and be up to date. To do this requires not just good, modern requirements practices, but also automation. Automation that, in near real-time, synchronizes and links requirements to the other disciplines and integrates requirements into the lifecycle.

Tom Capelle, President, Sodius and Dave West, Chief Product Officer, Tasktop describe how Tasktop Sync can connect IBM Rational DOORS and DOORS Next Generation (DOORS NG) to the lifecycle of development and beyond. They will define the challenge to modern requirements practice and how automation, combined with modern requirements practices, can build bridges from the island that is requirements to the rest of the lifecycle.

Presented by: Thomas Capelle, President, Sodius, David West, Chief Product Officer, Tasktop  & Cara Rawlings, Technical Marketing Specialist, 321 Gang

We have helped our clients:
  • Increase productivity by 25-75%
  • Reduce development costs by 50-60%
  • Accelerate time to market by 20-40%

SAFe provided the agility, visibility, and transparency needed to ensure we could integrate with numerous other efforts, get predictable in our delivery, and ensure timelines are met.

David McMunn
Director of COE, Fannie Mae

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