IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager V5.0 helps teams manage the complex development of products and systemsIBM United States Software Announcement 214-232
June 2, 2014
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|At a glance|
IBM® Rational® Engineering Lifecycle Manager provides universal access to engineering information from across the lifecycle and allows customers to deliver products to market faster and with improved quality, improve business and engineering agility, increase innovative capacity, and to more easily achieve, maintain, and demonstrate compliance to standards. It enables key engineering competencies, such as:
New in this release is the ability to more easily create lifecycle views through drag and drop.
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The products and systems that surround us and influence our lives are becoming smarter: more intelligent, instrumented, and interconnected. These products are increasingly complex as software delivers larger portions of the value of these innovative products and systems. Product development organizations are creating and managing larger, more complex, and more interrelated sets of engineering data. Old tools and processes for managing product development are strained by this complexity.
Additional and deeper dependencies across engineering domains create challenges for hardware and software co-design and other kinds of multi-disciplinary collaboration. Project development cycles lengthen. Staff costs increase. Too many defects escape notice until customer acceptance or field deployment. Opportunities for reuse may be missed.
At the same time, many organizations face pressure to get to market faster and drive cost out of the development process.
Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager V5 enhances the Rational solution for systems and software engineering by enabling you to visualize, analyze, and organize systems product engineering data coming from many tools. Engineering teams can get a better understanding of the relationships in that data, to help make more effective and timely engineering decisions.
Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager V5 uses Rational Jazz integration services to increase the visibility and value of engineering data.
It can help you do the following:
Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager indexes engineering data and makes the data available through custom role, product, process, and project views while honoring the security access settings on the data that it indexes.
Compared to alternative integration techniques, this federated, indexed approach has the potential to simplify deployment time and effort as well as reduce the run-time impact on engineering tools and the teams using them.
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This release supports Windows and Linux operating systems.
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Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager is an integral capability of the Rational solution for systems and software engineering. It indexes product engineering data created and managed in the latest versions Rational DOORS®, Rational DOORS NG, Rational Rhapsody® Design Manager, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational Team Concert. And when MathWorks Simulink artifacts are used with the Rational Rhapsody Design Manager, Simulink artifacts can participate in the index as well.
Engineering data created by home-grown tools and other vendors have the potential to be indexed. Light-weight connectors that are based on open specifications are needed for this purpose. IBM professional services or select IBM Business Partners can be employed to create these connectors.
A web-based system provides a portal into the indexed data, typically by using tailored views to display the latest information from the index. These views could provide role, task, product, process, or project perspectives.
In addition, a visual, impact analysis facility can help cross-disciplinary teams work together to understand the impact of proposed changes to the requirements or design.
A product definition capability allows users to organize lifecycle engineering data according to the products, systems, sub-systems, capabilities, and components that are being created.
Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager V5.0 offers increased data protection, scalability, and performance for all database intensive operations which, based on IBM DB2® technology, is designed to manage data more effectively and efficiently. In addition, the increased scalability and the ability to leverage the latest in server technology, helps deliver increased performance of backup and recovery processes.
For more information about the Rational solution for System and Software Engineering and Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.
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|Statement of direction|
IBM intends to demonstrate beta integrations between select Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems and Rational Team Concert, Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager, and Rational DOORS. Beta software of a Change Management integration between PTC Windchill PDMLink and Rational Team Concert will be demonstrated at the IBM Innovate 2014 conference the week of June 2, 2014.
IBM intends to develop other beta demonstrations in the future that build on the initial Change Management integration with PTC Windchill PDMLink using Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager to make Change Management data residing in PDMLink and Rational Team Concert available for queries and views drawing from both resources.
IBM also intends to explore how Rational DOORS can integrate with PTC Windchill PDMLink to provide a unified solution for product Requirements Management. IBM also intends to build on Requirements Management integrations using Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager to make requirements data residing in the PLM tools and Rational DOORS available for queries and views drawing from both resources.
IBM intends to develop beta demonstrations of similar integrations between Rational Team Concert and Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager to the Dassault ENOVIA PLM solution.
IBM intends to explore integrations between these Rational products and Product Lifecycle Management systems that expose product definition structure with components, version identity, options, variants, and component views with contributing artifacts.
The general intent of these beta integrations is to demonstrate an open environment where engineers have access to all relevant information needed, regardless of source.
For more information about the IBM strategy for lifecycle tool integrations, visit
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