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Abstract

This page provides an overview of the method configurations (process assets) for IBM Rational Solutions.

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1.0 Overview

An IBM® Rational® Solution consists of a specific set of IBM Rational tools and associated method configurations that have been developed and tested together to provide a complete lifecycle management solution for a particular domain.

Solution assets are available for:

  • IBM Rational Solutions for IT
    • Disciplined Agile Delivery
    • IBM Rational Solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM)
    • IBM Rational Solution for Agile ALM with Scrum
    • IBM Rational Solution for SAFe(r)
  • IBM Rational Solutions for Systems Engineering:
    • IBM Rational Solution for Systems and Software Engineering
    • IBM Rational Solution for Aerospace and Defense - DO-178B/C
    • IBM Rational Solution for Automotive Engineering - ISO-26262
    • IBM Rational Solution for Automotive Engineering - HIS ASPICE (Beta)
    • IBM Rational Solution for Medical Devices
    • IBM Rational Solution for Aerospace and Defense - DoDAF
    • IBM Rational Solution for Electronic Design
    • IBM Rational Solution for Rail Engineering - CENELEC EN 50128 (beta)
    • IBM Rational Solution for Strategic Reuse


1.1 Licensing

The method library is available at no extra cost to customers with active IBM Rational Method Composer or IBM Rational Method Composer Content Reader licenses. The WAR files and process templates are free to use under the IBM International License Agreement for Non-warranted Programs .

1.2 Disclaimer

The practice mappings to standards (DO-178B/C, EN 50128, ISO-26262, DoDAF) provided here can be used to help Licensee meet compliance obligations, which may be based on laws, regulations, standards or additional practices. Any directions, suggested usage, or guidance provided by the practice mapping does not constitute legal, accounting, or other professional advice, and Licensee is cautioned to obtain its own legal or other expert counsel. Licensee is solely responsible for ensuring that Licensee and Licensee's activities, applications and systems comply with all applicable laws, regulations, standards and practices. Use of this practice mapping does not guarantee compliance with any law, regulation, standard or additional practice.

2.0 The assets

A solution asset consists of these parts:

  • Solution Web site: A website for each solution in the form of a WAR file, which can be installed onto the Jazz server.
  • IBM Rational Team Concert™  (RTC) process template(s) with work item templates that link to the Solution Web site for process guidance. 
  • Other resources as applicable.
     

See the Installation instructions below for guidance on deploying and customizing solution assets.


3.0 Detailed Descriptions of Solutions

Each of the solution assets is described in more detail in the following sections.


3.1 IBM Rational Solutions for IT

The following are solutions for IT software development:


3.1.1 Disciplined Agile Delivery

Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) is is a process that is based on a core set of agile software development practices that are enhanced with some additional practices that many project teams require.

3.1.2 IBM Rational Solution for CLM

The IBM Rational Solution for CLM leverages Rational Requirements Composer, Rational Team Concert, and Rational Quality Manager to support:

  • Real-time planning
  • Lifecycle traceability
  • In-context collaboration
  • Development Intelligence
  • Continuous Improvement

It enables project teams to get up and running quickly. It supports heterogeneous development across multiple platforms and technologies, and it can be extended as your needs evolve.

3.1.3 IBM Rational Solution for Agile ALM with Scrum

The IBM Rational Solution for Agile ALM with Scrum can be used to accelerate the adoption of Scrum, leveraging the automation of Rational Team Concert to manage key Scrum artifacts (Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog) and to support key Scrum events (sprint planning, daily scrum, sprint reviews and retrospectives). It provides specialized capabilities for agile team members that improve individual productivity in an integrated environment that maximizes visibility and collaboration. With this solution, governance is "baked in" with templates, process enactment support and in-context guidance that get customers up and running quickly, as well as support for day-to-day usage.  If combining this solution with other practices, see How to compose Scrum and other IBM Practices.


3.1.4 IBM Rational Solution for SAFe(r)

The IBM Rational Solution for SAFe(r) can be used to accelerate the adoption of SAFe, leveraging the automation of Rational Team Concert to manage key SAFe artifacts (such as Epics, Themes, and Features) and to support key events (such as Kanbans, planning sessions, and retrospectives). With this solution, governance is "baked in" with templates, process enactment support and in-context guidance that get customers up and running quickly, as well as support for day-to-day usage.

  • Solution Web site (.war) - not provided - solution can be viewed on Jazz.net.
  • RTC 6.0.6 Process Template - available out-of-the-box, links to jazz.net content for process guidance.
     

3.2 IBM Rational Solutions for Systems Engineering

The following entries are solutions for Systems Engineering.

3.2.1 IBM IoT Continuous Engineering Solution (previously IBM Rational Solution for Systems and Software Engineering)

This solution provides a proven set of best practices for the execution of the Systems development lifecycle. The scope of these practices covers both systems engineering and embedded software development. They have been developed to support incremental adoption, thereby accelerating the adoption of common process support, practices and tools so as to reduce the time to value for the client’s process improvement initiatives. The provided configurations cover the Model-Driven Systems Development, Requirements-Driven Engineering and Real-Time areas, and include guidance for both traditional and agile development.  More information.


3.2.2 IBM Rational Solution for Aerospace and Defense - DO-178B/C

The IBM Rational Solution for Aerospace and Defense - DO-178B/C is a set of best practices to help organizations develop products for certification under the DO-178B and DO-178C safety critical standards. The scope of these practices covers the 5 main processes described by DO-178B/C, concerning Planning, Development, Verification, Configuration Management and Quality Assurance. They have been developed to support incremental adoption, thereby accelerating the adoption of common process support, practices and tools so as to reduce the time to value for the client’s process improvement initiatives.  More information.


3.2.3 IBM Rational Solution for Automotive Engineering - ISO-26262

The IBM Rational Solution for Automotive Engineering - ISO-26262 is a set of best practices to help organizations develop products that must comply with the ISO-26262 functional safety standard. The scope of these practices covers areas that are described by ISO-26262, relating to management of functional safety, concept, system engineering, and software development. They have been developed to support the incremental adoption of process, practices and tools, thereby reducing the time to value for process improvement initiatives. More information.


3.2.4 IBM Rational Solution for Automotive Engineering - HIS ASPICE (Beta)

This solution provides guidance and the means to capture and view an ASPICE assessment in real time. It is applicable to HIS-ASPICE assessors and companies performing HIS-ASPICE assessments. Capturing their current HIS-ASPICE capabilities levels allows them to easily determine gaps in their process. Implementation of HIS-ASPICE is helped and supported further by the adoption of the IBM CLM suite of tools. This solution consists of:

  • Planned: A set of Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager views (not yet available)


3.2.5 IBM Rational Solution for Medical Devices

The IBM Rational Solution for Medical Device Development provides support for Design Control, IEC 62304 and Intended Use Validation. Design Control provides delivery processes, work tasks, work products, process roles and guidance that support the objectives, plans, tasks, and work products described and specified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Design Control Guidance for Medical Device Manufacturers. This mapping aids the development of devices that are intended to be developed, sold or used in the United States and other jurisdictions by providing links between the standard and the process assets that are represented within the Rational Practice library and processes. Specific guidance is given on the application of IEC 62304 which covers software development processes for medical devices. Support is provided for customers to carry out Intended Use Validation of DOORS in the context of their processes.  More information.


3.2.6 IBM Rational Solution for Aerospace and Defense - DoDAF

The IBM Rational Solution for Aerospace and Defense - DoDAF (Department of Defense Architecture Framework) is a set of best practices to help organizations develop architectures with DoDAF. The scope of these practices covers many DoDAF work products and specific work flows to improve communication and collaboration between all stake holders in the supply chain who are developing large scale complex systems of systems. The content also has been developed to support incremental adoption, thereby accelerating the adoption of common process support, practices, and tools so as to reduce the time to value for the client’s process improvement initiatives. More information.


3.2.7 IBM Rational Solution for Electronic Design

This website includes the practices and the main workflows for Electronic Design with a focus on the high-level modeling of electronic system design and the design management of analog IP Blocks. This content will be of value to teams that face more multisite, multiparty, day-to-day operations for complex design activities. These capabilities help teams communicate and collaborate consistently, save time, and reduce errors and rework. By reducing engineering costs and cycle time, and by increasing design accuracy, more time will be made available for innovation and analog creativity, with the goal to drive quality and differentiation. More information.

3.2.8 IBM Rational Solution for Rail Engineering - CENELEC EN 50128 (beta)

The IBM Rational Solution for Rail Engineering - CENELEC EN 50128 is a set of best practices to help organizations develop products for certification under the EN 50128 safety critical standards. The scope of these practices covers the objectives, plans, tasks, and work products described and specified by the EN 50128 standard They have been developed to support incremental adoption, thereby accelerating the adoption of common process support, practices and tools so as to reduce the time to value for the client’s process improvement initiatives. More information.


3.2.9 IBM Rational Solution for Strategic Reuse

This solution describes an approach for facilitating reuse in large-scale product line development. It includes the concepts behind strategic reuse, and and guidance for how to evaluate and incorporate reuse into existing practices. It also includes guidance for using IBM products (Global Configuration Management, DOORS® Next Generation, Rational® Design Manager, Rational® Quality Manager) as part of an overall solution. This solution is intended to guide users to add strategic reuse into their processes, it does not include a complete process solution. More information.

  • Solution Web site (.war)
  • RTC 6.0.6 Process Template - N/A.  See instructions in the Solution Web site for RTC work item templates.
  • RMC library content - Not available.
     

Change log:

08/26/2018 Updated library to remove obsolete content (no-longer-sold tools), fixed errors, and included SAFe configuration.

07/26/2018 Updated assets to RTC 6.0.6 and RMC 7.5.3

03/14/2017 Added the IBM Rational Solution for SAFe(r)

07/17/2015 Added the IBM Rational Solution for Strategic Reuse

06/09/2015 Added the IBM Rational Solution for Automotive Engineering - HIS ASPICE (Beta)

01/30/2014 Made the following updates:
IBM Rational Solution for Rail Engineering - CENELEC EN 50128 (beta) - New
IBM Rational Solution for Systems and Software Engineering
- Released 7.5.2.1 version of the library (contains the Rational Method Composer plug-ins for the systems engineering solutions).
- Updated war file for "Agile Embedded"

11/01/2013 Made the following updates:
IBM Rational Solution for Systems and Software Engineering
- New content for Agile for Systems
- New guidelines for DOORS NG
IBM Rational Solution for Medical Devices
- New content for Agile.
IBM Rational Solution for Electronic Design
- New content for Enhanced Defect Tracking
IBM Rational Solution for Aerospace and Defense - DO-178B/C
- prerelease WAR file upgraded to "released"
IBM Rational Solution for Automotive Engineering - ISO-26262
- prerelease WAR file upgraded to "released"

8/12/2013 Added the library for the IBM Rational Solution for Agile ALM with Scrum

6/21/2013 Added new war files for the IBM Rational Solution for Aerospace and Defense - DO-178B/C and the IBM Rational Solution for Automotive Engineering - ISO-26262

5/31/2013 Added the IBM Rational Solution for Agile ALM with Scrum.

1/31/2013 Updated the Systems Solution Library to include the "IBM Rational Solution for Electronic Design" and the "IBM Rational Solution for Aerospace and Defense - DODAF". These were previously only available in published form.

Prerequisites

To browse the published content, you need a web server capable of deploying WAR files. Rational Team Concert includes a web server that can be used for this purpose.

To customize the Solution Web site, you require Rational Method Composer version 7.5.3 or later. You also require a Rational Method Composer reader license for each user who browses the customized Solution Web site.

Installation Instructions

Browsing the solution

The .war file for each solution is intended for deployment to a web server. However, if you just want to browse the web site locally on your computer, you can do so. A .war file can be renamed as a .zip file and extracted with standard utilities.
To browse the unzipped website, open the index.htm file in the top folder with your browser (Firefox recommended - other browsers may have issues with file-based browsing).

Deploying the WAR File to a Jazz Server

1. Instructions for deploying to a Liberty Jazz Team Server.
Note that if using dropins, the dropinsEnabled option needs to be set to true in the file JazzInstallDir /server/liberty/servers/clm/server.xml . Also note that for search to work, the war file must be unzipped.

2. Browse the Solution Web site, which is deployed at https://<server_name>:<port>/<application_name>.

For example, if you have installed the Jazz server on your local computer and deployed the clm.war file, then you can browse this site: localhost:9443/clm

Importing the RTC Process Template

See Importing Process Templates.   After importing the process template, you can create project areas based on the template.  The RTC process templates include work item templates which link to the Solution Web site for process guidance.  The links work only if the Solution Web site and RTC have been deployed on the same Jazz server.  If the Solution Web site was deployed with a different context URL, you can either export and modify the work item template XML, or generate new work item templates as described below.

Customizing the Solution using Rational Method Composer (RMC)

To customize the solution website:

1. Download the library .zip file.
2. Unzip the file.
3. Open the library by using RMC version 7.5.3 or later.
4. Make changes, publish a new Solution Website, and generate new work item templates.

When using content from this library,  you must have a Rational Method Composer Content Reader license for each reader of the content.  For details, refer to the Rational Method Composer license agreement.

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Document information

More support for: Rational Method Composer

Software version: 7.5.3

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 4030663

Modified date: 13 September 2018


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