Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management

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Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management
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Developer(s) Rational Software
Initial release June 2011
Written in Java
Available in German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, and Russian
Type Application lifecycle management
License IBM EULA
Website jazz.net/projects/clm/

Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) is an integrated Application Lifecycle Management solution [clarification needed] comprising four products: Rational Requirements Composer, Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager and Rational Software Architect Design Manager.[1] CLM is developed by the Rational brand of IBM and was first released in 2011. CLM is used to coordinate software development activities across business and system requirements, design, development, build, test, and delivery.

Overview[edit]

The Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management is built on Jazz, an extensible technology platform that helps teams integrate tasks across the software life cycle. CLM provides integrations across Jazz-based applications, such as Requirements Management, to connect the work of analysts with development and test teams. An application is the smallest unit of install, deployment, and update. Rational Requirements Composer, Rational Team Concert, and Rational Quality Manager products are groups of applications. Different license and role combinations enable varying levels of access (read only or read/write) to the capabilities within the applications. A capability, such as Change Management, is the smallest unit of function that can be enabled through licensing.

Products, applications, and capabilities[edit]

Rational Requirements Composer, Rational Team Concert, and Rational Quality Manager are delivered as a set of shared applications together with a Jazz Team Server, with each application delivering capabilities for one or more products.

The three applications available to be installed on a Jazz Team Server are Requirements Management (RM), Change and Configuration Management (CCM), and Quality Management (QM).

Rational Requirements Composer primarily makes use of the Requirements Management application. Rational Team Concert makes use of the Change and Configuration Management application and Rational Quality Manager makes use of all three applications. Each of the applications provides one or more capabilities.

The Change and Configuration Management application delivers capabilities for Change Management (work items), Planning, Software Configuration Management, IBM Enterprise Platforms Development, and Automation/Build. The Requirements Management application delivers capabilities for capturing, managing, and tracing requirements throughout the development lifecycle. The Quality Management application delivers capabilities for test management including test planning, creation, and execution.

The role-based license that an individual user holds determines the availability of capabilities and features within those capabilities to that particular user. For example, a user with a Rational Team Concert developer license can create and modify work items and plans, but can only read test plans, assuming someone else in the organization has created them by using a Rational Quality Manager license.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Collaborative lifecycle management". IBM software. IBM Corporation. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 

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