Extending EWM by using OSLC services

Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) is a community that is standardizing the way that lifecycle tools work together. IBM Engineering Workflow Management (EWM) supports the OSLC data sharing specification as a provider for the Change Management domain and as a consumer of other domains.

The sharing of OSLC data between domains is based on a common set of resources, formats, and REST architectural services.

The data sharing supports these transactions:
  • Linking that is based on HTTP protocol
  • Identification of resources by URIs
  • Information retrieval that uses industry standard media types

EWM supports OSLC data sharing with the domains and specifications that are listed in the following table.

Table 1. OSLC domains and specifications that EWM supports
OSLC domain EWM consumes EWM provides
Change Management (CM) V1, V2 V1, V2
Quality Management (QM) V1, V2 None
Requirements Management (RM) V1, V2 None