From the beginning of an initiative to the final launch of the product, IBM Rhapsody helps assure a smooth, agile process. All stakeholders are included, regardless of physical location, as automated processes help ensure that each phase is completed, and appropriate approvals are obtained. Visibility and trackability are maintained throughout, as customized dashboards can be created for real-time insights into the process.
1. Connect stakeholders
Stakeholders in any organization that is contributing to the initiative can connect easily through a web browser, regardless
of geographic location. Each individual is given appropriate access depending on their role and responsibilities.
2. Input data
All data is entered into the system where it is integrated and consolidated, and accessible for review at any time. Data
can be Word documents, spreadsheets, diagrams or many other formats.
3. Establish requirements
Automated tools ensure clarity as stakeholders develop, and then approve, the requirements for the initiative. All changes and approvals are captured to ensure accuracy and compliance.
4. Model creation
An animated version of the original sequence diagram will draw itself as the model executes, revealing the messages that
are being exchanged, and showing the system functions as they occur. Reusable models are developed based on requirements and industry and government regulations. Variations in IBM Rhapsody are available to
accommodate the guidelines for a variety of industries. Any change to one model is automatically reflected
on others that will be impacted. All changes are recorded.
5. Model testing
The model is executed to verify and validate the behavior and the architecture of the design, ensuring that the requirements
are correct and that they're fully formed, don't overlap, and have no gaps. Interfaces between parts
of the system are validated. A test conductor executes the model and passes or fails the sequence using
the scenario described in the original diagram.
6. Defect discovery
When a defect is discovered, the software can investigate, test and help make the needed correction. This occurs early in
the development process, helping to eliminate the high costs of errors that make it to market.
Throughout the process, reviews — with all comments tracked — can be closed only when sufficient approvals are received.
8. Document generation
IBM Rhapsody solution offers document generation that can produce federated, cross-domain reports
in several formats at once, including PDF and Word.
Release occurs only after sufficient testing and approvals are completed. The release has a greater change of accuracy and
compliance as a result of the automated processes, tracking and visibility that have occurred from beginning
to end. Post-release, any necessary documentation can be created and provided to appropriate regulatory