Software application development for Intelligent Transportation Systems
Our clients in the transportation industry face increasing budgetary challenges and compliance pressures regarding sustainability, safety, security, and environmental protection.
The IBM® Rational® Intelligent Transportation Systems solution addresses the challenges associated with complex projects for the planning, development, deployment and lifecycle management of transportation software. Rational ITS offers planning and project decision support so organizations select the right projects from the start. Project teams develop and deploy their software solutions successfully when they manage requirements, design, change, quality and outsourcing with the traceability and the industry standards required by the Intelligent Transportation Systems industry.
Our solution helps transportation professionals ensure that:
Components of the Rational Intelligent Transportation Systems solution
The IBM Rational ITS solution is a comprehensive end-to-end solution that can be adopted in increments to match strategic priorities. The IBM Rational ITS solution helps clients:
- Benefit from enhanced investment
analysis and decision support to plan the right
projects: Select and manage projects
objectively based on financial and technical
viability. Manage a portfolio of applications and
programs to optimize investments.
A 2012 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Study found that Agencies need more planning and analysis information such as cost-benefit information and performance measures.
- Manage and trace requirements from
design to delivery: Collect, analyze and
share business and technical requirements. Ensure
traceability to requirements during all phases of
the development lifecycle, like those from the
National Intelligent Transportation Systems
Architecture and the Traffic Management Data
A Research, Innovation and Technology Association (RITA) study found that when 15% or more budget is spent on systems engineering, projects come in at planned project cost. Spending less drives overruns up to 80%. DOT ITS Systems Engineering Guide.
- Break down silos to increase speed with
automated test, release and deploy
capabilities: Development and operations
work together for faster results and better
The ITS Project Office recommends 10% of total budget for evaluation, and testing continuously to avoid defects in operations that can cost 1000X of original costs. ITS Guide to Configuration Management.
- Manage vendors through a collaborative
development platform with traceability to
requirements: Real-time dashboards unite
vendors and internal teams for
The GAO Study found that half of transport projects will have overruns of at least 25% as change orders driven by poor scoping, incomplete design work and poor vendor governance. GAO Study.
Support for Intelligent Transportation Systems standards
The Rational Intelligent Transportation Systems solution adds support for the National ITS Architecture Reference Model and Traffic Management Data Dictionary (TMDD) to Rational software for technical and financial portfolio management, requirements management, and software development.
Figure 1. Rational software applications and the standards that they support
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Dickson-Bull, PMP |
Offerings Manager, Public Sector and Smarter Cities
Amaba, PhD, PE, CPIM, LEED® AP BD+C|
Global Executive – Public Sector and Complex Systems
Rational Solution Architect
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Note: The compressed file includes files that can be loaded into the designated IBM Rational tools to provide ready access to content of ITS standards. This content can be linked to related requirements and models to provide simple traceability and impact analysis, thus allowing you to calculate the costs of proposed changes.