QSS empowers development teams
- By Paula Shaki Trimble
- Apr 10, 2000
Quality Systems & Software Inc., Mount Arlington, N.J., recently introduced
its new Doors Enterprise Requirements Suite, which allows geographically
distributed users to collaborate on the design and development of enterprise
information technology solutions.
Requirements management software such
as Doors — the core product in the new QSS suite — can help agency development
teams communicate their system needs, track and manage development and validate
that products are being built according to specifications, said Bill Coughlin,
QSS director of corporate communications.
The new components of the suite give users different options to work
with the Doors software, said Paul Raymond, Doors Enterprise Requirements
Suite product manager. DoorsRequireIT lets team members participate using
a Microsoft Corp. Word-based editor, and DoorsNet enables them to access
the project management system using a World Wide Web browser.
The suite has particular benefit in government, where project teams
must prove they've built what they were supposed to, Raymond said.
The suite features a change proposal system with e-mail notification
to all project participants when the requirements need to be changed and
user discussion threads to facilitate communication.
Doors Enterprise Requirements Suite will be available in June 2000. A single
10-seat license of Doors is listed at $14,000.