This page provides an overview of the method configurations (process assets) for IBM Solutions.
An IBM® Solution consists of a specific set of IBM tools and associated process that provides a complete lifecycle management solution for a particular domain.
Solution assets are available for:
- IBM Solutions for IT
- Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD)
- IBM Solution for Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM)
- IBM Solution for Agile ALM with Scrum
- IBM Solution for SAFe(r)
- IBM Solutions for Systems Engineering:
- IBM Solution for Systems and Software Engineering
- IBM Solution for Aerospace and Defense - DO-178B/C
- IBM Solution for Medical Devices
- IBM Solution for Aerospace and Defense - DoDAF
- IBM Solution for Electronic Design
- IBM Solution for Rail Engineering - CENELEC EN 50128 (beta)
- IBM Solution for Strategic Reuse
The method library provided below is available at no extra cost to customers with active Engineering Method Composer or Engineering Method Composer Content Reader licenses.
The WAR files and process templates provided below are free to use under the IBM International License Agreement for Non-warranted Programs.
The practice mappings to standards (DO-178B/C, EN 50128, DoDAF) provided here can be used to help Licensee meet compliance obligations, such as laws, regulations, or standards. Any directions, suggested usage, or guidance provided by the practice mapping does not constitute legal, accounting, or other professional advice, and Licensee is cautioned to obtain its own legal or other expert counsel. Licensee is solely responsible for ensuring that Licensee and Licensee's activities, applications, and systems comply with all applicable laws, regulations, standards, and practices. Use of this practice mapping does not guarantee compliance with any law, regulation, standard or additional practice.
2.0 The assets
A solution asset typically consists of these parts:
- Solution website: A website for each solution in the form of a WAR file, which can be installed onto the Jazz server.
- IBM Engineering Workflow Management (EWM) process template with work item templates that link to the solution website for process guidance.
- Other resources as applicable.
See the Installation instructions below for guidance on deploying and customizing solution assets.
3.0 Detailed Descriptions of Solutions
Each of the solution assets is described in more detail in the following sections.
3.1 IBM Solutions for IT
The following are solutions for IT software development:
3.1.1 Disciplined Agile Delivery
Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) is a process that is based on a core set of agile software development practices that are enhanced with some additional practices that many project teams require.
3.1.2 IBM Solution for ELM
The IBM Solution for ELM leverages DOORS Next, Engineering Workflow Management (EWM), and Engineering Test Management (ETM) to support:
- Real-time planning
- Lifecycle traceability
- In-context collaboration
- Development Intelligence
- Continuous Improvement
It enables project teams to get up and running quickly. It supports heterogeneous development across multiple platforms and technologies, and it can be extended as your needs evolve.
- Solution website (.war)
- EWM Process Template (for versions 7.0.1 and 7.0.2)
- ETM Process Template (for versions 7.0.1 and 7.0.2)
- ELM Lifecycle Process Template (for versions 7.0.1 and 7.0.2)
3.1.3 IBM Solution for Agile ELM with Scrum
The IBM Solution for Agile ELM with Scrum can be used to accelerate the adoption of Scrum, leveraging the automation of Engineering Workflow Management to manage key Scrum artifacts (Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog) and to support key Scrum events (sprint planning, daily scrum, sprint reviews, and retrospectives). It provides specialized capabilities for agile team members that improve individual productivity in an integrated environment that maximizes visibility and collaboration. With this solution, governance is "baked in" with templates, process enactment support, and in-context guidance that get customers up and running quickly, as well as support for day-to-day usage. To combine this solution with other practices, see How to compose Scrum and other IBM Practices.
3.1.4 IBM Solution for SAFe(r)
The IBM Solution for SAFe(r) can be used to accelerate the adoption of SAFe, leveraging the automation of Engineering Workflow Management to manage key SAFe artifacts (such as Epics, Themes, and Features) and to support key events (such as Kanbans, planning sessions, and retrospectives). With this solution, governance is "baked in" with templates, process enactment support, and in-context guidance that get customers up and running quickly, as well as support for day-to-day usage.
- Solution website can be viewed on Jazz.net.
- EWM Process Template - available out-of-the-box as part of the ELM product, with links to jazz.net content for process guidance.
3.2 IBM Solutions for Systems Engineering
The following entries are solutions for Systems Engineering.
3.2.1 IBM Solution for Systems and Software Engineering
This solution provides a proven set of best practices for the execution of the Systems development lifecycle. The scope of these practices covers both systems engineering and embedded software development. The practices support incremental adoption, thus accelerating the adoption of common process support, practices, and tools to reduce the time to value for the client’s process improvement initiatives. The provided configurations cover the Model-Driven Systems Development, Requirements-Driven Engineering and Real-Time areas, and include guidance for both traditional and agile development. More information.
- Systems Engineering with Use Cases:
- Requirements Driven Engineering:
- Embedded Software Engineering:
- Agile Embedded Software Engineering:
3.2.2 IBM Solution for Aerospace and Defense - DO-178B/C
The IBM Solution for Aerospace and Defense - DO-178B/C is a set of best practices to help organizations develop products for certification under the DO-178B and DO-178C safety critical standards. The scope of these practices covers the 5 main processes described by DO-178B/C, concerning Planning, Development, Verification, Configuration Management, and Quality Assurance. They support incremental adoption, thus accelerating the adoption of common process support, practices, and tools to reduce the time to value for the client’s process improvement initiatives. More information.
3.2.3 IBM Solution for Medical Devices
The IBM Solution for Medical Device Development provides support for Design Control, IEC 62304 and Intended Use Validation. Design Control provides delivery processes, work tasks, work products, process roles, and guidance that supports the objectives, plans, tasks, and work products described and specified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Design Control Guidance for Medical Device Manufacturers. This mapping aids the development of devices that are developed, sold, or used in the United States and other jurisdictions by providing links between the standard and the process assets. Specific guidance is given on the application of IEC 62304, which covers software development processes for medical devices. Support is provided for customers to carry out Intended Use Validation of DOORS in the context of their processes. More information.
3.2.4 IBM Solution for Aerospace and Defense - DoDAF
The IBM Solution for Aerospace and Defense - DoDAF (Department of Defense Architecture Framework) is a set of best practices to help organizations develop architectures with DoDAF. The scope of these practices covers many DoDAF work products and specific work flows to improve communication and collaboration between all stake holders in the supply chain who are developing large-scale complex systems of systems. The content supports incremental adoption, thus accelerating the adoption of common process support, practices, and tools to reduce the time to value for the client’s process improvement initiatives. More information.
3.2.5 IBM Solution for Electronic Design
This website includes the practices and the main workflows for Electronic Design with a focus on the high-level modeling of electronic system design and the design management of analog IP Blocks. This content provides value to teams that face multisite, multiparty, day-to-day operations for complex design activities. These capabilities help teams communicate and collaborate consistently, save time, and reduce errors and rework. By reducing engineering costs and cycle time, and by increasing design accuracy, more time is available for innovation and analog creativity, with the goal to drive quality and differentiation. More information.
3.2.6 IBM Solution for Rail Engineering - CENELEC EN 50128 (beta)
The IBM Solution for Rail Engineering - CENELEC EN 50128 is a set of best practices to help organizations develop products for certification under the EN 50128 safety critical standards. The scope of these practices covers the objectives, plans, tasks, and work products described and specified by the EN 50128 standard. They support incremental adoption, thus accelerating the adoption of common process support, practices and tools to reduce the time to value for the client’s process improvement initiatives. More information.
- Solution website (.war)
- EWM Process Template - Not available.
- MEC library content - Not available.
3.2.7 IBM Solution for Strategic Reuse
This solution describes an approach for facilitating reuse in large-scale product line development. It includes the concepts behind strategic reuse, and guidance for how to evaluate and incorporate reuse into existing practices. It also includes guidance for using IBM products (Global Configuration Management, DOORS® Next, Engineering Test Management) as part of an overall solution. This solution is intended to guide users to add strategic reuse into their processes, it does not include a complete process solution.
- Solution website (.war)
- MEC Process Template - N/A. See instructions in the Solution website for work item templates.
- MEC library content - Not available.
03/01/2022 Removed references to Automotive Compliance since that is a separately licensed offering.
06/29/2021 Updated description of process templates to indicate that they work with ELM 7.0.2 version as well as 7.0.1. Added link to Automotive Compliance product page.
05/25/2021 Updated description of Automotive Solution, as it now addresses ISO 26262.
07/15/2020 Updated assets to MEC 7.6.1 and ELM 7.0.1. Removed ISO 26262 solution, which is being merged into the Automotive Compliance offering.
03/20/2020 Updated library to use new product names, fix broken links, and consolidate latest SAFe solution content. Updated the page to use new product names. Replaced reference to ASPICE solution to refer to the new offering that is separately purchasable.
To browse the published content, you need a web server capable of deploying WAR files. Engineering Workflow Management includes a web server that can be used for this purpose.
To customize a solution website, you require Engineering Method Composer version 7.6 or later. You also require an Engineering Method Composer reader license for each user who browses a customized solution website.
Browsing the solution
The .war file for each solution is intended for deployment to a web server. However, if you want to browse the website locally on your computer, you can do so. A war file can be renamed as a .zip file and extracted with standard utilities.
To browse the extracted website, open the index.htm file in the top folder with your browser. Some browsers can have issues with file-based browsing.
Deploying the WAR File to a Jazz Server
1. Instructions for deploying to a Liberty Jazz Team Server.
If using drop-ins, the dropinsEnabled option needs to be set to true in the file JazzInstallDir/server/liberty/servers/clm/server.xml. For search to work, the contents of the war file must be extracted using an zip utility.
2. Browse the solution website, which is deployed at https://<server_name>:<port>/<application_name>.
For example, if you installed the Jazz server on your local computer and deployed the elm.war file, then you can browse this site: localhost:9443/elm
Importing the EWM Process Template
See Importing Process Templates. After importing the process template, you can create project areas based on the template. The process templates include work item templates that link to the solution website for process guidance. The links work only if the solution website and EWM are deployed on the same Jazz server. If the Solution website was deployed with a different context URL, you can either export and modify the work item template XML, or generate new work item templates as described below.
Customizing the Solution by using Engineering Method Composer (MEC)
To customize the solution website:
1. Download the library .zip file.
2. Extract the contents to a folder.
3. Open the library by using MEC version 7.6 or later.
4. Make changes, publish a new solution website, and generate new work item templates.
When using content from this library, you must have an Engineering Method Composer Content Reader license for each reader of the content. For details, refer to the Engineering Method Composer license agreement.
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22 March 2022