This post on modern alternatives to IBM DOORS® is part of a series. You can find Part II on legacy software pains here, Part III on enabling innovation here, Part IV on the difficulties of compliance here, Part V on moving from DOORS to Jama Connect here, and Part VI on migration solutions here.
Current market dynamics include disruptors that put innovation at the heart of your product development process. Organizations must be able to navigate these disruptions to remain competitive and sustain business growth.
Requirements management (RM) tools include many legacy options, such as Microsoft® Office® toolsets to software applications like IBM® DOORS®. These legacy solutions may have handled managing requirements in the past, but often fail to keep pace over time.
Today, we’re launching a new blog series, Legacy Sunset, featuring experts exploring topics relevant to legacy requirements management tools, why customers elect to move away from them, and what benefits are realized after making the switch.
In the coming posts we’ll also touch on how to navigate the data migration path from a legacy system to a new platform, and how innovation is realized in product development lifecycles with a modern requirements management solution.
As part of this series, we’ll evaluate legacy RM solutions like IBM DOORS, and cover:
- Key reasons why customers are replacing these legacy solutions and which solutions they’re replacing them with
- How compliance is impacted adversely using legacy requirements management solutions
- How modern requirements management solutions are enabling innovation in the automotive, medical device, and aerospace industries
- Why legacy requirements management tools do not adequately meet the needs of modern product development processes
- Options to support migration and enable replacement of legacy solutions
- How to deploy a co-exist strategy with IBM DOORS and connect to the supply chain using data exchange for Jama Connect™
Learn more about thoughtfully selecting the right requirements management solution by reading our guide.
Time for a Change
Those still entrenched in legacy software for product development may soon find time is not on their side. Oftentimes, legacy solutions are built on outdated architectures and contain bloated features with many customizations that may simply not support the needs of product development teams.
While these legacy requirements management tools still support critical product development processes and information that the business depends on, they may grow unstable over time and eventually introduce risk to the product development lifecycle. That complicates things further for organizations that must stay current with compliance regulations, while developing integrated, complex products that sustain business and maintain market relevance.
Learn how Alight Solutions transformed requirements management for its clients by downloading the case study.
Check back for future entries in this series. In the meantime, learn more about Jama Connect and how it can help you modernize your requirements management toolchain through ease of use, collaboration, traceability, and compliance. Our customers can also combine the power of Jama Connect with leading tools across the ALM-PLM landscape to support a powerful, integrated solution that manages requirements in support of complex product development.
See first-hand how Jama Connect can transform the way your work. Connect with an expert or test drive the Jama Connect solution.