Define, manage and analyze requirements while providing a single view of your system and software development project to all stakeholders. With enhanced traceability, you can fully analyze the impact of changes from requirements through testing and deployment.


Build prototypes and simulations to better understand and communicate project functionality. Leverage industry standard modeling languages to visually model your design and architecture. Do early design validation to improve time to market and enhance product quality.


Ensure the quality of your final product through continuous and comprehensive test management with seamless transparency and traceability back to original requirements. Improve project schedules and reporting of test metrics for informed decision-making.


Improve communication and collaboration across the entire team to better manage plans, tasks and project status. Adapt the processes that best fit your organization to enable faster release cycles and improved dependency management.


Extend the core capabilities of IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management wherever your organization needs more comprehensive reporting, better analysis across engineering data, automation of best practices or integration with other third-party lifecycle management tools.

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Understand the four main offerings in the ELM solution

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IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next

IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS® Next is a scalable product to optimize communication, collaboration and verification of requirements. It enables you to capture, trace, analyze and manage changes to requirements while maintaining compliance to regulations and standards. This product not only helps improve the management of project scope and cost in your organization and supply chain, it also supports an AI extension that can improve the quality and clarity of your requirements.

IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody

IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody® products offer proven modeling and design capabilities. They provide collaborative design, development and test environments for systems and software engineers that support UML, SysML and AUTOSAR. One of the products — Design Manager — is a modeling and design tool that uses continuous validation, through rapid simulation, prototyping and execution, to address errors earlier.

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IBM Engineering Test Management

IBM Engineering Test Management is a collaborative, web-based quality management product that offers comprehensive test planning and test asset management from requirements to defects. It enables teams to seamlessly share information, link testing to requirements, use automation to speed project schedules and report on metrics for informed release decisions.

IBM Engineering Workflow Management

IBM Engineering Workflow Management manages plans, tasks and project status as the critical link between required and delivered work. It provides flexibility to adapt to any process, which enables companies to adopt faster release cycles and manage dependencies across both small and complex development projects.

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IBM ELM extends the capabilities of standard ALM offerings

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IBM ELM – an open and extensible solution

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) is an end-to-end, holistic management solution for product and software development. Each of the solution components can work as a stand-alone product or in concert with the others. This enables businesses to address their most pressing management need today but have confidence that the capabilities of their solution can grow as their needs do. 

As an open solution based on OSLC, IBM ELM can also be integrated with other ALM offerings.

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