IBM Rational Intelligent Transportation Systems solution

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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 Dictionary.

    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 quality.

    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 success.

    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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Product information

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Talk with us

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Laurel Dickson-Bull, PMP
Offerings Manager, Public Sector and Smarter Cities
+1 978-899-3522
Ben Amaba, PhD, PE, CPIM, LEED® AP BD+C
Global Executive – Public Sector and Complex Systems
+1 305-495-7953
Jim Amsden
Rational Solution Architect
+1 720-349-1467
Mobile +1-919-525-6575

IBM Rational Intelligent Transportation Systems forum

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IBM Rational ITS solution filesIBM_Rational_ITS_Solution_Files.zip10KBDownload Director

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.