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FMEA by Softacus


What is FMEA?

FMEA or Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, is a systematic and proactive method for evaluating a process to identify where and how it might fail and to assess the relative impact of different failures, in order to identify the parts of the process that are most in need of change.

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Main Functionalities

  • Ability to migrate big amount of modules from DOORS to DNG
  • Possibility to transform the data according to specific user needs (split, merge modules)
  • Transformation of attributes
  • Transformation in GCM context; view to stream, split across components
  • Ability to migrate history and baselines

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DOORS Tables

This extension has the ability to transform DOORS Tables into DNG HTML Tables or Artifact.
(Planned) Ability to transform OLE excel tables into DNG artifact HTML tables.  

 

Migration of History data

Ability to save DOORS object history and import it into either an attribute or initial content of a "primary text" attribute.

Possibility to make a link back to original object in case of migration without the history (recommended option).

High Automation Level

The tool have API in order to create automation for:

  • Artifact creation and mapping
  • Attribute creation and mapping
  • Link Type creation
  • Project area & component creation
  • GCM creation
  • Creation of views, folders, streams and baselines
  • Create User in Jazz
  • Assign Group to the User

Conversions

  • Rich text into attributes
  • DXL Layouts into string attributes
  • Ability to convert attributes into embedded artifacts (i.e. for parametrization)
  • Transformations of pictures

Mapping

  • object view to component stream
  • attribute harmonization
  • maping of custom object types to artifact types

OLE Object Handling

  • Migration of OLE from attribute into primary text (merge) or as linked artifact (link to base artifact)
  • Ability to migrate pictures as embedded or standalone artifacts. Linking of embedded pictures to its artifacts (as base artifact link)

Notifications

Error handling prior and after the migration

Test Management

(Planned) Test on each object with proof that the artifact was migrated from DOORS to DNG properly

Technical Informations

  • Concurrent loading from DOORS to DNG
  • Usage of internal DB during Migration, which allows flexible linking after the migration of the data
  • Possibility to resume of the migration process in case of a disruption

 

Flexible for any customer use case

All migrations are different.  We have built this solution, because the traditional ways of migrating were not sufficient for our and our customer needs.

This video show first release of the solution.

 

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Development of specific APIs

The tool is able to to custom migration due to the fact that we have created our own APIs.

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It's a quite simple to create a link between the Artifacts in Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next and also between Artifacts in different applications (ERM - ETM, ERM - EWM....). User can create his own link types or use the default ERM links, define the directions of links (and their different names) and then use them for linking Artifacts between each other. But what about statistics? How many Artifacts in the Module (document) were linked? How many of these links are valid? For this kind of statistics you can build up the report in Report Builder application. But it's complicated for the new users. They must to learn about Report Builder, find an appropriate way how to build this report and it's time consuming. We, in Softacus, have developed a widget which will help you to simplify this process. 

User Interface

User Interface of this widget is very simple, containing only four selections:

  • Choose Artifact Type - list of all Artifact Types created in the Project. You can select for which one you want to create a graph.
  • Choose Link Type - list of all Link Types created in the Component/Project. You can select for which one you want to create a graph.
  • Process Base Artifacts - you can select wheter you want to process also base Artifacts links or not.
  • Show Link Validity - if you enable "Link Validity" feature in your ERM Component/Project, you can select this option and second graph which will be showing percentage and amount of Valid, Invalid and Suspect Links will be generated.

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Generated Charts

After you selected the Artifact and Link Types to be processed, widget will generate graph/graphs (depends if you wanted also Link Validity graph) directly in UI. 

Graph of Linked Artifacts

This graph is showing how many Artifacts in your module has at least one link to another Artifact. Linked Artifacts are displayed as "green" segment of a graph and not linked Artifacts as a "blue" segment. The amount is shown in "%", but also if you hover over the corresponding graph segment, it will show you exact number of linked or not linked Artifacts.

Link Validity Graph

Link Validity Graph is showing how many of the processed links are Valid, Invalid or Suspect. For this you must have "Link Validity" feature enabled in your Component/Project. As in "Graph of Linked Artifacts" the amounts are displayed in graph segements:

  • Red segment - Invalid links 
  • Green segment - Valid links
  • Grey segment - Suspect links

The amounts are shown in "%", when you hover over the corresponding segment, widget will display exact number of Valid, Invalid or Suspect links.

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Price

This add-on is free of charge for customers who purchased the IBM Jazz solution via Softacus.

Please contact us if you need a different arrangement.

Support and Modifications

Every functionality of any of Softacus Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next extension can be customized based on your needs. If you are interested in having, enhancing or if you found a defect in extension, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also, we are providing custom modifications for our customers. Every Softacus DNG Extension can be modified based on your needs or requirements. We are looking forward to developing a solution for you.

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In order that DNG traces all the changes in artifacts, which could be seen in the "Artifacts History" page. Softacus developed an extension that allows users to filter this history directly in a module without need of opening history separately in new window or tab.


User Interface

 

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As you can see on the left, UI of this extensions is containing filters. You can filter by:

  • Start Date - together with end date it specifies the date range of the changes that should be displayed
  • End Date - together with start date it specifies the date range of the changes that should be displayed
  • Users - you could choose from which user you want to show the changes
  • Changeset - indicates what type of change you want to see. Changeset filter contains the following options:
    • Insert
    • Update
    • Delete
    • Edit
    • Create
    • Import

 

Displaying the Changes

 

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As mentioned, the widget is diplaying the changes directly in its UI, so there is no need to open additional tab or window (or just navigate to other pages). 

After you click "Filter History" button, extension will fetch all the changes matching with your set of filters, and it will list them under each other as collapsible button for every artifact ID. Every collapsible button of artifact ID contains all the changes for specific artifact.

There are displayed all changes in following way:

  • Green - changes in the module
  • Red - changes in the artifact that was already deleted from the module
  • Black - artifact is still existing and contains changes

 If you click on "Changeset" in the list of changes, you will be navigated directly to the Artifact History page of DNG.

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Price

This add-on is free of charge for customers who purchased the IBM Jazz solution via Softacus.

Please contact us if you need a different arrangement.

Support and Modifications

Every functionality of any of Softacus Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next extension can be customized based on your needs. If you are interested in having, enhancing or if you found a defect in extension, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also, we are providing custom modifications for our customers. Every Softacus DNG Extension can be modified based on your needs or requirements. We are looking forward to developing a solution for you.

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The RAAPA add-on provides any user without an administrator role the ability to request access to a specific project area. Ability to update the table for any administrator who has full access, which would be distinguished by script


 

User interface

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Explanation and features

By continuous communication between server-side add-on (written in Node JS) and client-side add-on (a widget), it makes a system that can be used for ELM applications, such as QM, RM, CCM, and GC.

The server side of the script distinguishes admins, which categorize users as admins and non-admins.

When the admin is logged in, a table with project areas is being updated.

Non-admin has not got access to the selected project area and RAAPA offers him to request for it by pressing a 'Request Access' button. The button automatically sends an email to predefined administrators and also users with specific roles (optional).

Future possibilities

  • Data storage can be moved into a cloud service instead of the server-side script - this would not require an open port for communication
  • Ability to update the table for any administrator who has full access, which would be distinguished by script
  • The range of applications can be extended

Limitations

  • Admin needs to authorize himself on each application (at least open them) to gain access to all project areas
  • If the admin does not have access to all project areas, it affects other users by a limited number of project areas on the server
  • A server-side script needs to be running on a port

Pricing

This add-on is free of charge for customers who purchased the IBM Jazz solution via Softacus.

Please contact us if you need a different arrangement.

Contact us, Support, Modifications

Every functionality of any of Softacus Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next extension can be customized based on your needs. If you are interested in having, enhancing or if you found a defect in extension, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also, we are providing custom modifications for our customers. Every Softacus DNG Extension can be modified based on your needs or requirements. We are looking forward to developing a solution for you.

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This extension will create links between artifacts in the selected module(s). The information about the generated links is taken from certain custom attributes. It can build many links in a short time.


User Interface

In the picture below you can see the interface with an explanation of the usage.

 

Explanation and features

Features

  • Create base artifact Links based on attributes automatically
  • Create module artifact links based on attributes automatically
  • Create several Link types at the same time (i.e. Satisfies By, Link To, Extracted From,...)
  • Working in project Areas and Components
  • Working with Change Sets and Global Configuration
  • You can specify rules that take into account the following parameters: Artifact Attributes, Link Type. Artifacts in DNG can be in several modules at the same time and even in different components.
  • Simple and intuitive yet flexible interface
  • You can select modules via widget dialog boxes
  • The system will prompt you with messages and help you even if you are wrong
  • Optimized performance 

Restrictions

  • The maximum number of artifacts in modules depends on the hardware configuration of the client and server, but it is not recommended to exceed two thousand at a time.
  • Loading information about modules can take some time

Possible use

  • Migration of requirements from other tools via Excel
  • Collaboration between two delivery partners where one needs to have the full traceability

 Watch a video and learn more

 

How to use this extension

  • Create an Original ID and Original Link To Artifact Attributes and add them to every Artifact Type which you want to link via this extension
  • Import Requirements with these attributes filled
  • Follow the steps in the screenshot

Pricing

This add-on is free of charge for customers who purchased the IBM Jazz solution via Softacus.

Please contact us if you need a different arrangement.

 

Contact us, Support, Modifications

Every functionality of any of Softacus Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next extension can be customized based on your needs. If you are interested in having, enhancing or if you found a defect in extension, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also, we are providing custom modifications for our customers. Every Softacus DNG Extension can be modified based on your needs or requirements. We are looking forward to developing a solution for you.

Contact page!

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Limitations

  • Updating multiple artifacts – in order to that the users can accidentally select more than one artifact and update them with wrong content for some of them, Softacus recommend not implement updating multiple artifacts at once

 

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Pricing

This add-on is free of charge for customers who purchased the IBM Jazz solution via Softacus.

Please contact us if you need a different arrangement.

 

Contact us, Support, Modifications

Every functionality of any of Softacus Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next extension can be customized based on your needs. If you are interested in having, enhancing or if you found a defect in extension, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also, we are providing custom modifications for our customers. Every Softacus DNG Extension can be modified based on your needs or requirements. We are looking forward to developing a solution for you.

Contact page!

Tracked-resource sets

The tracked-resource set (TRS) specification allows a server to expose set of resources in a way that allows clients to discover the exact set of resources in the set, to track all additions to and removals from the set, and to track state changes to all resources in the set. This specification is HTTP-based and follows RESTful principles. It is suitable for dealing with large sets containing a large number of resources, as well as highly active resource sets that undergo continual change.

When project areas are enabled for configurations, for team members to see, use, create, or remove links across project areas, a Jazz administrator must install the Global Configuration Management (GCM) and Link Index Provider (LDX) applications. Use TRS v2.0 as a data source to create the linked lifecycle data index.

When project areas are not enabled for configurations, to ensure that Lifecycle Query Engine (LQE) can access the lifecycle data, you must configure it to work with Jazz™ Team Server (JTS) and then configure the lifecycle tools as data sources (TRS providers.)

Terminology:

Resource Set - an enumerable, finite, collection of Resources

Resource - web resource identified by URI; the Resource Set members

Server - party playing the role of Resource Set provider

Client - party playing the role of consumer; interacts with a Server to enumerate and track Resources in the Server’s Resource Set

Tracked Resource Set (TRS) - describes the set of Resources in a Resource Set, expressed as a Base and a Change Log

Base - portion of a Tracked Resource Set representation that lists member Resources

Change Log - portion of a Tracked Resource Set representation detailing a series of Change Events

Change Event - describes the addition, removal, or state change of a member Resource

 

What does rebase do ?

TRS providers are responsible for managing the base change log for their consumers. In theory, the base is established at the "beginning of time" and the change log continues to grow forever. A TRS provider may choose to periodically, or on some significant event, rebase or recalculate the base resources and prune the change log. The server should retain at least seven days of of the most recent change events in the change log, and set the cutoffEvent to the most recent retained change event to give clients time to catch up to the new base and change log.

The cutoffEvent property of the Base identifies the point in the Change Log at which processing of Change Events can be cut off because older changes are already covered by the new Base after the rebase operation.

In short, Rebase is a process that creates a new base for tracked resource set. This leads to truncating the changeLog to only contain last 7 days of changes while adding "cutoffEvent" property to the latest changeEvent.
The newly established base is now the actual one and new ChangeLog is based on changes on the members of the new base.

When is manual rebase mandatory ?

When a server rename procedure is performed, as a part of the post-rename steps, but before adding DNG TRS datasources back into LQE, one must perform full TRS 2.0 rebase in DNG.
TRS 2.0 rebase is also highly recommened after upgrading to newer DNG versions (base version, not iFix).


How to perform rebase ?


1, Open a web browser and navigate to your DNG frontend. Log in with the administrator privileges and continue to https://your.RMserver.com/rm/admin#action=com.ibm.rdm.fronting.server.web.trs .
2, Here you can see TRS status and rebase option. Click on the TRS 2.0 Full Rebase.
3, Wait for the operation to finish, the status of the rebase procedure is shown in the status windows which can be manually refreshed.
4, Once the rebase is done, you may continue with adding the LQE data sources and reindexing them.

 

If you need more detailed information, visit https://archive.open-services.net/wiki/core/TrackedResourceSet-2.0/

This extension allows users who don't have access to view all project areas and request access for it.

Features

  • View all project areas even if user does nothave access to one
  • Filtering of project areas based on their name or description
  • Request access to any project area - Request will be sent over email to administrator
  • Refreshment of list by administrator

 Restrictions

  • The generation of the table is protected by unique password generated once and given to the administrator (user who has access to all project areas)
  • Unless a correct password is provided, a table can't be generated.

User Guide:

  1. Open dashboard
  2. View all project areas
  3. Request access for a project area (via button) which will send email to administrator

Administrator Guide:

  1. Open dashboard
  2. Select application
  3. Type in password and hit refresh list button

Pricing:

These scripts are free of charge to all customers which have purchased IBM Jazz Products via Softacus.

Enhancement Request and Defects:

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This extension allows administrators and users to view other users across other project areas, allows adding roles to a specific user’s, and allows to add a user to a project area he's not in.


Explanation and features

IBM Jazz manages role and access right from a project area perspective. You can see in each project area who has access and which roles. However, if you are an admin and you would like to see access for a specific user then this is not easy to do that. The purpose of this add-on is to solve this problem.

Features:

  • Show users, view them across project areas, view their roles, and if they are in the project area
  • Display user access to the project areas
  • Add user to project area via simple clicking on the "+" button
  • Add roles to a user for the specific project area

How to use this extension

  1. Be in JTS or RM, expand the widget
  2. Select the user and click "Show"
    • If you wish to add a user to a project area, there will be a plus on the left side
    • If you wish to add roles to a user, there will be a plus on the right side with a popup window
      • After selecting roles, there will be X and checkmark. If you wish to continue, press the checkmark and roles will be updated

Watch a video and learn more:

Pricing

This add-on is free of charge for customers who purchased the IBM Jazz solution via Softacus.

Please contact us if you need a different arrangement.

 

Contact us, Support, Modifications

Every functionality of any of Softacus Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next extension can be customized based on your needs. If you are interested in having, enhancing or if you found a defect in extension, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also, we are providing custom modifications for our customers. Every Softacus DNG Extension can be modified based on your needs or requirements. We are looking forward to developing a solution for you.

Contact page!

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