This page provides an overview of the method configurations (process assets) for IBM Rational Solutions.
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.
This page describes method configurations (solution process assets) for a number of IBM Rational Solutions, and links for downloading these assets.
Process assets are available for the following solutions:
- IBM Rational Solutions for IT
- Disciplined Agile Delivery
- IBM Rational Solution for CLM
- 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 Medical Devices
- IBM Rational Solution for Aerospace and Defense - DoDAF
- IBM Rational Solution for Electronic Design
For the previous release of these process assets, go to:
These assets are available at no extra cost to customers with active Rational Method Composer or Rational Method Composer Content Reader licenses.
2.0 Downloading a solution
Each solution asset consists of two parts:
- Browsable content - a WAR file which can be installed onto a web server
- Method library - which allow the content to be customized using Rational Method Composer
Each asset is self-documenting and includes Jazz process templates (including Rational Team Concert process and work item templates) for enacting the solution. Once the published content WAR file is deployed, you can browse the asset to learn how to further configure the tools and process to adopt the solution.
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 (DAD)
Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) is is a process based on a core set of agile software development practices enhanced with some additional practices that are needed by many project teams. No library is provided for download - use the library installed with Rational Method Composer 126.96.36.199. More information.
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
3.2 IBM Rational Solutions for Systems Engineering
The following are solutions for Systems Engineering.
3.2.1 IBM Rational Solution for Systems and Software Engineering
The IBM Rational Solution for Systems and Software Engineering 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. 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 need to comply with the ISO-26262 functional safety standard. The scope of these practices covers areas 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. This latest iteration of the content includes revisions to bring it in-line with released version of the ISO-26262 standard and updated content focusing on testing/validation and real-time dynamic analysis as it relates to the ISO-26262 standard. Additional Systems Solution tool templates are also included within the content. More information.
3.2.4 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 intended to be developed, sold or used in the United States and other jurisdictions by providing links between the standard and the process assets represented within the Rational Practice library and processes. Specific guidance is given on the application of IEC 62304 covering 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.
3.2.5 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 developing large scale complex system 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.
3.2.6 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 facing more multi-site, multi-party, day-to-day operations for complex design activities. These capabilities will 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.
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.
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. You also require a Rational Method Composer reader license for each user who browses this material.
To customize the asset, you require Rational Method Composer version 7.5.2 or later.
Each solution has two parts: a <solution_name>.war file, which can be deployed to a web server, and a library file which can be customized with Rational Method Composer. For the systems engineering solutions, a single library is provided which includes all the system engineering solution plug-ins.
Browsing the solution
The ".war" file for each solution is intended for deployment to a webserver. However, if you just want to browse the website locally on your machine, you can do so. A ".war" file can be renamed to ".zip" file and unzipped with standard unzip utililities.
To browse the unzipped website, open the "index.htm" file in the top folder with your browser.
Deploying the WAR File to a Jazz Server
a. You have installed Rational Team Concert using the default Tomcat webserver.
b. You have launched the Jazz Team Server
c. You have write access to the Jazz server install folders (for example: C:\Program Files\IBM\jazzteamserver).
1. Copy the <solution_name>.war file to the Tomcat server webapps folder. For example: C:\Program Files\IBM\jazzteamserver\server\tomcat\webapps
This action automatically deploys the WAR file as a website.
2. Browse the solution website which is deployed at:
For example, if you have installed the Jazz server on your local machine and deployed clm.war, then you can browse:
3. The solution website provides instructions for the remaining setup under "Getting Started > Tools Setup and Configuration".
This includes steps to import process and work item templates into the Jazz environment, and to create projects that use the templates.
Customizing the Solution using Rational Method Composer
To customize the solution website:
1. Download the appropriate library zip file (either the CLM library or the Systems Solutions library).
2. Unzip the file.
3. Open the library using Rational Method Composer version 188.8.131.52 or later.
Each solution library is based on the IBM Practices Library version 184.108.40.206, but with some practices added, some changed, and some removed. You can merge solution libraries by importing each set of library files in sequence, and by allowing duplicate files to be overwritten.
The practice mappings to standards (DO-178B, 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.
|Download||RELEASE DATE||LANGUAGE||SIZE(Bytes)||Download Options|
|CLM library||2 Oct 2012||English||9118569||HTTP|
|CLM (.war)||2 Oct 2012||English||17692291||HTTP|
|DAD (.war)||2 Oct 2012||English||17615864||HTTP|
|Systems Solutions Library||31 Jan 2013||English||77203792||HTTP|
|SE with Use Cases (SE_UC.war)||28 Sep 2012||English||29647118||HTTP|
|SE Req'ts Driven Eng (rde.war)||28 Sep 2012||English||11228335||HTTP|
|SE Embedded (ESW.war)||28 Sep 2012||English||21506064||HTTP|
|Aerospace-Defence DO-178B/C (.war)||17 Dec 2012||English||57539047||HTTP|
|Automotive ISO 26262 (.war)||26 Oct 2012||English||84817135||HTTP|
|Medical Devices (med_dev.war)||28 Sep 2012||English||64340950||HTTP|
|Aerospace-Defence DoDAF(.war)||30 Nov 2012||English||10962114||HTTP|
|Electronic Design (.war)||17 Dec 2012||English||30681226||HTTP|
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