RT Journal Article
JF 2011 15th International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2011)
YR 2011
VO 00
SP 313
TI Metadoc Feature Modeler: A Plug-in for IBM Rational DOORS
A1 Dirk Janzen,
A1 Anil Kumar Thurimella,
K1 feature modeling
K1 requirements engineering
K1 IBM Rational DOORS
K1 requirements reuse
AB Extending commercial tools for variability management is the problem addressed in this paper. IBM Rational DOORS is a well accepted tool in the area of requirements engineering and supports an Application Programming Interface (API) called DOORS extension Language (DXL). In this contribution we present a way of extending DOORS for product line requirements engineering based on a DXL plug-in called metadoc feature modeler. Established concepts in the community such as feature diagrams, instantiation of feature models, automatic deficit analysis and issue-based variability are introduced into DOORS. These concepts are abstracted using the DOORS meta-model. As DOORS is directly extended using new components, no special synchronizers are required between feature modeling environment and DOORS (which is a difference with respect to traditional feature modeling tools). We share our experience in using the feature modeler at a medium-sized company.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
LA English
DO 10.1109/SPLC.2011.17
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/SPLC.2011.17