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IBM Rational DOORS Integration with Git

IBM Rational DOORS Integration

The integration of IBM Rational DOORS with Git ensures complete tractability of a requirement to the source-code level.

The product management team can keep track of all the scheduled requirements, commit trends, and enforce quality checks on commits. The development team can access all changes/updates to a scheduled requirement in real time.

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IBM Rational DOORS Git Integration Overview

In an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) ecosystem, the choice of systems and the collaboration between the cross-functional teams play a great role. While the choice of systems impacts the productivity of a team, the cross-functional collaboration brings in collective wisdom to take better decisions, faster. Best-of-breed systems such as IBM Rational DOORS and Git bring rich functionalities to the ecosystem. An integration between IBM Rational DOORS and Git will provide complete traceability for all the requirements. This will not only help in quickly procuring all details related to the requirements later, but also help fulfil even the most stringent regulatory compliance requirements.

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How IBM Rational DOORS – Git integration is beneficial for an enterprise

  • Track commit volume, track commit trends and edits/changes to commit files in real time
  • Enforce authentic commits to make sure each commit is happening against a scheduled and open workitem

With IBM Rational DOORS + Git integration, enterprises can:

IBM DOORS Git Integration

How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates IBM Rational DOORS and Git

OpsHub Integration Manager provides bi-directional integration betweenIBM Rational DOORS and Git. It ensures that all historical and currentdata is available to each user, in that user’s preferred system, with fullcontext, in real-time. All the details related to a commit made against arequirement in IBM Rational DOORS can be tracked from IBM RationalDOORS itself. For example, for each commit that development teammakes in Git, Git synchronizes a ‘commit entity’ linked to the specificrequirement id back to IBM Rational DOORS. Each ‘commit entity’ includesinformation such as ‘who did the commit?’, ‘when was the commit done?’,and ‘which part of the code was committed?’.

Popularly synchronized entities

IBM DOORS Git Entities Mapping

Use Case: IBM Rational DOORS integration with Git

Problem statement:Problem statement: The product management team doesn’t have visibility into the commit trends and volume. Lack of commit traceability can also lead to compliance issues.

Solution:If DOORS and Git are integrated using OpsHub Integration Manager, there will be complete traceability for each requirement in the ecosystem.

  1. The Product Manager creates a ‘business requirement’ in DOORS.
  2. The development team works on the requirement, tests it, and then commits it in Git against the ‘requirement id’ specified in DOORS.
  3. For each commit that happens from the development team, OpsHub Integration Manager synchronizes a ‘commit entity’ linked to the specific requirement id back to DOORS. Each ‘commit entity’ includes information such as ‘who did the commit?’, ‘when was the commit done?’, and ‘which part of the code was committed?’.
IBM DOORS integration with Git

Benefits of integration for IBM Rational DOORS and Git users

IBM Rational DOORS users

  • Complete traceability from IBM Rational DOORS to code base in Git
  • Real-time visibility into the progress and quality of development work
  • Reduced dependency on manual communication to track the completion of a requirement

Git users

  • Each commit traced back to its respective workitem at any given point in time from Git itself
  • Enforced checkpoints ensure high success rate for commits
  • Reduced dependency on manual communication to share information related to each commit

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