Requirements management and issue tracking are fundamentally related concepts. In a sense, requirements drive almost all issue tracking data – requirements drive new feature development at the onset of a project, and failure to meet requirements drives bug reports in the test cycle of a project. This relationship drives a need to make information from each system visible to the other. We want to answer fundamental questions like:
What new requirement is driving all of these feature requests?
Was this requirement problematic? How many bugs did it cause?
Unfortunately, requirements managers and issue trackers are often provided by different vendors and do not easily communicate. Moreover, due to restrictive licensing, requirements managers are often available to only a few users.
JIRA and DOORS are two of the leading products in their respective fields. The JIRA-DOORS integration plugin provides several integration features that help share information between these two important systems.