Collaborative lifecycle management overview

The Rational® solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) provides integrations across the Change and Configuration Management, Requirements Management, and Quality Management Jazz™ applications, to connect the work of analysts with development and test teams. You can use the Rational solution for CLM to link artifacts for traceability and web-like navigation, create reports, and create dashboards across CLM applications. CLM integrations build on the Jazz Foundation to provide a common approach to artifact linking, dashboards, security, and user interface frameworks.

CLM integrations provide the following features:

Team members can use CLM integrations to achieve business objectives across the application lifecycle, as shown in the following figure and examples:

Figure 1. Collaborative Lifecycle Management connects analysts, developers, and testers
This graphic shows the relationships between CLM disciplines, as described by the following examples.
In requirements projects:
In development projects:
In test projects:

For an example usage path through these capabilities, see the Collaboration Lifecycle Management (CLM) scenario.

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