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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.

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
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Description

This extension is intended to show a user a quick overview of the link types of artifacts in a module based on the attribute that users choose for the generation of the chart only two parameters are required; artifact type + any link types.

Problem to solve

This extension is used to get a quick overview of the module without JRS application. It also automatically detects module global configuration and allows users to jump between the modules and get an overview with minimal setup requirements. This extension is usually needed by requirements engineers and managers who need the visual status of the module. 

Features

Choose artifact type

Users can select from a list of all Artifact Types created in the Project for which one you want to create a chart.

Choose link type

You can select from a list of all Link Types created in the Project for which one you want to create a chart.

Show visual pie chart

 Users can choose artifact type and link types from the dropdown and generate a chart. Currently, only one link type per chart is possible. 

Show chart of linked Artifacts

This chart is showing how many Artifacts in your module have at least one link to another Artifact. The amount is shown in "%", but also if you hover over the corresponding chart segment, it will show you an exact number of linked or not linked Artifacts.

The amounts are displayed in chart segments:

      • Green segment - Linked Artifacts
      • Red segment - not Linked Artifacts  

Show link validity chart

The link Validity chart is showing how many of the processed links are Valid, Invalid, or Suspect. The amount is shown in "%", but also if you hover over the corresponding chart segment, it will show you an exact number of valid, invalid, or suspect links

The amounts are displayed in chart segments:

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

Display several charts  

If you need three or more charts at the same time then you can do it using this addon. For example, if you have two types of requirements in the same module this feature becomes useful 

Store request in the cache 

You can set the charts of your interest and the widget will store them in the cache. You can then return to this module at a later point in time and get the result without setup.  

Jump between the modules 

You can make one request and explore several modules at the same time without setup 

Remove chart in the widget 

This feature removes your request from the widget and deleted it in the cache.

Restrictions

  • This widget currently does not take module filters into consideration
    This widget works currently within one application

How to use this extension

  1. Open Module in Doors NG Component
  2. Choose artifact type (obviously modules and collections will not work)
  3. Choose link type
  4. Click on the button "Create chart" 

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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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So you have applied the latest iFix as that is the best praticse for your CLM/ELM environment just to find out your widgets have stopped working and you cannot find what could be the cause of the problem?

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With the new iFixes starting from versions ELM 7.0.2 iFix004, ELM 7.0.1 iFix009, CLM 6.0.6.1 iFix018, and CLM 6.0.6 iFix022 the IBM has implemented new security measures to prevent Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerabilities.
This measure has changed the behavior of all OpenSocial gadgets and RSS feeds that fetch content from an external service or location which results in errors when trying to add widgets to your side-panel or dashboard that worked flawlessly before.


Solution?

 

In order to fix this issue and get your widgets working again you need to add the location (URLs) of your extension hosting servers into jazz "allowlist" first.
You can find the allowlist in JTS application in Admin menu. Navigate to "Advanced properties" and search for "allowlist". 
Here add all URLs resolving to your hosting servers separated by comma without space. (You can type in an asterisk "*" instead to allow all traffic.)


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After this step you need to also add required URLs to the whitelist of CLM/ELM application that you are using your widgets with.
For example if you want to add your widgets to RM applications, navigate to https://yourdomainame.com/rm/admin.
At the bottom of the side-menu click on "Whitelist" and add the required URLs here one by one.


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Now you may continue working with your widgets.

*It may take up to 10 minutes to take changes into effect.

* If you want more information regarding this measure, visit https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6466981



This extension convert links of text artifacts from module context link to base links. It can convert many links in a short time. It can process more than 200 artifacts at a time in one source module.


User Interface

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Description

This extension can convert text artifact links from module context links to base links. The change is made on the current page (in a module that is currently used by a user) of the link. This Switcher converts links of one Link type at the same time. 

Problem to solve

This extension is mainly used when users want to convert base links to model links and vice versa. It converts many links in a short time in the module that the user is currently using. Users can also convert only one link type.

Features

Convert each link into a module

This extension converts all module links to base links or vice versa 

Convert only choose Link type

The links that will be changed are only the links of the selected Link type

Convers many links

It can convert many inks in a short time. It can process more than 200 artifacts at the time in one source module

How to use this extension

  1. Open Module in Doors NG Component
  2. Add widget from the catalog by name links converterň
  3. If you want to convert only one link type then you need to choose link which you want to convert. If you don't select any type, each link will be converted
  4. Choose whether you want to convert the links to base or module
  5. Clik on the button "Convert"

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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.
  • Converting links can take some time

Possible use:

  • Standardization of links, for example, for reports
  • Preparing for migration

Future Features

It works on selected artifacts. Selection is by a user using checkboxes.

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 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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You can enhance the Requirements Management (RM) application by authoring extensions for it. The extensions can enhance productivity and are useful for analysis. You can add the extensions to your mini dashboard and remove them as needed. Extensions are authored by using a combination of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS files. The extensions access data within the RM application by using an RM API.

This article aims to help you with enabling and uploading the widget extensions in Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next.

Widget Extensions

This extension allows user log all artifact that is in a specific folder. This extension is also able to query a specific folder based on the name of the folder and log into console all artifact that is included in the folder.


User Interface

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Explanation and features

  • Logs into console all artifact that is included in the folder
  • Able to query specific folder based on the name of the folder

Restrictions

  • Requires to be started in specific Project Area

How to use this extension

  1. Open a Project Area in DNG
  2. Write the folders' name
    • If the script doesn't find a folder, it will pop a message
  3. Press F12 to open Console, where all artifacts are logged

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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In many cases users would like to have a variant management using several streams. This means that a requirement can exist in several streams with different requirements, text or attributes. This Add-on is useful for clients with enabled Global configuration management in DNG.
The add-on is used mainly in companies with many similar versions of the products where the streams need to be managed efficiently and quickly.


User interface

 

 

Description

This extension is allowed users to see changes between different streams in the same module in the mini dashboard of the user. It is allowed to accept or refuse these changes in your or the other streams. Streams are compared instantly and all of them. Users have the ability to mark the checkboxes of each artifact and this artifact is compared automatically with other streams

 

Problem to solve

Thanks to this extension users have a better overview of the changes across different streams in the same module. You can control differences between artifacts without having to use change sets. Users can push changes in the current configuration to one or more other streams, which are compared. They can update several streams at the same time. 

 

Features

Comparison several streams

Users have control about differences between artifacts without having to use change sets.

Push changes to one or more compared streams

Users can push changes in the current configuration to one or more other streams, which are compared.

How to use this extension

  1. Open Module in Doors NG Component
  2. Add widget from the catalog by name Links Switcher
  3. Click on the artifact

In the mini dashboard, you can see the overview of the changes in different streams.

  1. After clicking on the first arrow you can copy attribute to the current stream from another stream

OR

  1. After clicking on the second arrow you can copy attribute to compare the stream

 

Printscreens

  • Option - copy attribute to compared stream

 

  • Option - copy attribute to this stream




  • Message - successful update

Restrictions

  • Requires to be executed in the module. If a user tries to start the script outside of the module it will not work and the message will be displayed advising the user to work from the module.

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!

This extension allows users to show different attribute values in pie charts, including percentages and counts. It has the ability to filter attributes. Selection is written in the cache (the selected items will stay selected in another module).


User interface

Description

This extension is intended to show a user a quick overview of the module base on the attribute that users choose for the generation of the chart only two parameters are required; artifact type + any attribute 

Problem to solve

This extension is used to get a quick overview of the module without JRS application. It also automatically detects module global configuration and allows users to jump between the modules and get an overview with minimal setup requirements. This extension is usually needed by requirements engineers and managers who need the visual status of the module. 

Features

Show visual pie chart

 Users can choose artifact type and attribute from the dropdown and generate a chart. Currently, only one artifact type per chart is possible. 

Display several charts  

If you need three or more charts at the same time then you can do it using this addon. For example, if you have two types of requirements in the same module this feature becomes useful 

Store request in the cache 

You can set the charts of your interest and the widget will store them in the cache. You can then return to this module at a later point in time and get the result without setup.  

Jump between the modules 

You can make one request and explore several modules at the same time without setup 

Remove chart in the widget 

This feature removes your request from the widget and deletes it in the cache.

Restrictions

  • This widget currently does not take module filters in the configurations

How to use this extension

  1. Open Module in Doors NG Component
  2. Choose artifact type (obviously modules and collections will not work)
  3. Choose an attribute 
  4. Click on the button "Create chart" 

Printscreen

 

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!

If you are looking for something that can filter certain artifacts in a module that contains many other unused artifacts, this extension is made for you. This extension allows users to show evaluate logical formulas to process relevant artifacts. This artifact is then copied or reused to the second module according to user specifications.


Explanation and features

  • Allows the user to filter specific artifacts based on logical formulas
  • Allows a user to enter and process logical formulas to filter relevant artifacts
  • Users can anytime reset logical results to default values
  • User can choose result module, where he wants to show filtered artifacts

Restrictions:

  • Requires to be executed in the module. If a user tries to start the script outside of the module it will not work and the message will be displayed advising the user to work from the module.

 

How to use this extension

All you will need is an attribute in which you'll have the "rule(s)", view(s) with the filter, and attribute for filtering the artifacts. "Formula" (it can be called however you want) is a string data type attribute. It is defining the certain rule(s) of filtering the artifacts in the module.

SpecGeneratorWidget

As you can see in the picture widget extension contains categories with questions.  In front of every question is a "question identifier". This identifier is used to recognize the question in the "Formula" attribute.

"Formula" string has a format of excel function:

[function]([question identifier]="[possible answer]")

Example:

IF(Q1="B") - this means that the artifact is relevant for the document (module) if question number 1 is set to value B in the widget.

"Relevant" - boolean data type attribute used for filtering the artifacts. Its default value is "true" because at the beginning we need all artifacts in the view. This attribute is automatically filled by an extension.

"View" - view with filter for "true" value of "Relevant" attribute.

 

Filtering the Artifacts

Fiter Module Button

If you want to filter the artifacts in the module based on rules, you must have set up all the things from the "Preparation" section. After that, click "Filter module". The extension will check the "Formula" attribute, compare them with the values that you defined in the widget, and based on the result it will make the "Relevant" attribute "true" or "false".

SpecGeneratorCheckingAttributes

Generating Documents

Generate Document Button

Generating Documents is the process of copying/reusing (for a better explanation of Reusing options in DOORS NG visit our Reuse Concepts and Options in DOORS Next Generation article) artifacts from the "master" module to the newly created module. The extension can copy also the artifact links.

By default, the extension is reusing "Heading" artifacts and copying all others. But it has also advanced options. In this setting, all Artifact Types are loaded in the currently opened module and you can choose if the artifacts should be reused or copied.

Additional Options

After you click the "Generate Document" button, you will be prompted to select the destination module from the "Module Picker"

Module Picker

and the process of reusing and copying is started.

Reset Relevant

Reset Relevant Button

This option will set the "true" value in the "Relevant" attribute for all artifacts in the module.

Possible Usecases

  • Generate Specifications with a subset of requirements based on your answered questions.
  • Create RFP requests based on the product, country, delivery partner, or any other need.
  • Generate Responses to RFP based on your customer requests and filter your product option based on complex dependencies.

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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