IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) is the leading platform for today’s complex product and software development. ELM extends the functionality of standard ALM tools, providing an integrated, end-to-end solution that offers full transparency and traceability across all engineering data. From requirements through testing and deployment, ELM optimizes collaboration and communication across all stakeholders, improving decision- making, productivity and overall product quality.

What can you do with IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management?

Manage complexity

Maintain transparency and traceability across the entire development team to effectively manage changes, ensure the product meets all requirements and is fully tested.

Strengthen decision-making

Make better decisions by using model-based systems engineering to develop a deeper understanding of the impact of design changes across systems and throughout the product lifecycle.

Accelerate delivery

Adopt agile methods while integrating architecture and design modeling, simulation, and test and quality management. Reuse components to improve the efficiency of product line engineering.

Improve quality

Get integrated testing and lifecycle traceability that provide visibility across artifacts for a complete view of development, to ensure the product meets all requirements and is fully tested.

Foster continuous collaboration

Deliver configurable process automation across teams, roles and disciplines with agile and collaboration tools that support the specific needs of your distributed team.

Streamline compliance

Make compliance a by-product of the development process by integrating compliance and regulatory standards into development processes to enable auditability, traceability, verification and reporting.

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Accelerate product compliance to lead to better quality control

See how a comprehensive engineering lifecycle management (ELM) solution can help your enterprise be more compliant and transparent.

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management key features

  • Supports collaborative team development across all development functions and geographically distributed teams
  • Supports agility at scale, including support for SAFe
  • Supports implementation of industry standards and regulatory requirements into the development process
  • Enables full lifecycle traceability of all requirements, design and test data
  • Supports reuse of requirements, design data and processes to support delivery of multiple product versions and variants
  • Enables visual modeling, simulation and testing of architectures and design to optimize designs early in the development process
  • Provides customizable reporting and dashboards
  • Supports full change impact assessment and change management from requirements through testing
  • Enables extensibility through open standards such as OSLC
  • Enables analysis of data to improve decision-making
  • Promotes continuous improvement through the automation of best practices
  • Enables end-to-end management of the development lifecycle

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