Rational Requirements Composer and Rational DOORS Next Generation are now one product!

IBM is just modifying its requirements tool portfolio. IBM Rational Requirements Composer is now renamed to IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation! In CLM v5.0, which was released on June 2nd, 2014, Rational Requirements Composer and Rational DOORS Next Generation are no longer separate products. They are combined into one product i.e. and the name is Rational DOORS Next Generation.

In CLM version 4.0.5, the capabilities of Rational Requirements Composer and Rational DOORS Next Generation (RDNG) are more or less identical — the only difference exists in the names of the licenses.

In the CLM v5.0 installation, when you go to the Rational License Key Center, you will see that references to Rational Requirements Composer have been renamed also. The application that runs in the CLM, is still called the Requirements Management (RM) application, and the capabilities remain the same.



IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation

An effective and efficient way to define, collaborate, and manage requirements for any development or project team size.

Compose your Requirements

Rational DOORS Next Generation provides a complete Web based interface for teams to document rich text project information providing all the possible controls of a word processor but with a shared team experience. Rational DOORS Next Generation gives your team members a great way to capture their information using standard templates.



Create Peer Reviews

When creating requirements for a project, it is very easy to validate artifacts through peer reviews.



Visually defined complex scenarios with Business Process Diagrams

Rational DOORS Next Generation supports easily-understood Business Process Diagrams, increasing the productivity of your employees by providing them with an efficient way to ensure all the requirements for a task are catered.



Use Case Diagrams - Know how your clients really use your product

Use Case Diagrams provide your team with a consistent visual representation of how your product is being utilized at client's end.



Graphical Artifacts - Share ideas with non technical personnel

Rational DOORS Next Generation provides a robust set of tools to create a wide array of graphical components. Create UI mockups and storyboards, visually represent business processes to improve the productivity of your team, using the graphical artifacts of Rational DOORS Next Generation.



Strong Traceability – Ensure your project is complete

Rational DOORS Next Generations' grid and tree view helps in understanding the associations between different artifacts. With the help of tree view, its very easy to understand how high level user and stake holder requirements are satisfied ensuring that the project is complete. The tree view can also be used to determine if lower level requirements are still necessary because they can be traced to the high level requirements.



Forecast the impact of change in system

Accurately predicting the down streams effects of the change requests is very critical in delivering successful project. Links Explorer graphically displays all the dependencies from a particular artifact. By specifying all or only selected relationships to follow, an analyst can accurately understand how a change in one artifact will affect the entire system.



Suspicion Indicator – Know which artifacts are affected and which need to be reconsidered

Suspect Link feature indicates when an artifacts become suspect and needs to be evaluated and possible modified because a linked artifact has changed.


At any point in time, we may want to see the work items implementing the requirements, with some of their properties (e.g. Status and Priority), the story points and the targeted milestone, and they would want to see all this information grouped by requirement collections.



Audit Trail for every requirement information change

Rational DOORS Next Generation provides the functionality to help track requirements information change so that you can understand what has taken place throughout that process. Rational DOORS Next Generation will automatically track and record who modifies information, what changes took place, and when it happened.



Automatic tracking for any changes to your project requirements



Baseline/Snapshot to maintain history of any point in time


Shared Administrative Services save time

IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation shares common administration services with all applications that are present on the same Jazz Team Server.

Within a requirements management project, the team benefits from a common type system that all of the artifacts in the project share. The common type systems help teams consistently define and manage requirements.