I've totally given up on Mercury TD. We have a requirement here to be on >Win 2k SP2 or XP. TD 7.6 won't run on either and we haven't been able to get the $$ to get the newer version. (Which doesn't run on XP anyway.) That means it can't be on the network. I put it on a desktop with Win 2k and connected to it via another network card in my PC.
Last week I was going to do a demo for the team so they could see what a real requirements management tool looked like. (They don't have a clue, they're just developers. ;-)) I shut down the box and carried it to the conference room. After connecting it to the projector and turning it on I couldn't get TD to load. After 20 minutes we gave up. That's when I gave up on real requirements management.
We're using Excel for now. Hope to be using Visual Paradigm shortly.
If you're a slave to your free associations, does it automatically become something else?
My biggest gripe with TD is getting stuff in and out of it. It becomes a project in it self. Its Document exporting tool is an A Grade F... Up (sorry for the language). From my converstaions with expert users they design reports using Crystal Reports for it as they hate the reporting its gives out.
We are also on an older version and have to upgrade soon as all our desktops are now XP.