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IBM ELM for Aerospace and Defense

To develop its next-generation flight management systems, CMC Electronics sought a process that would help comply with the DO-178C and ARP 4754A/4761 aviation industry standards. They chose IBM Engineering because it delivered full traceability from requirements to delivery And has enabled CMC to boost productivity, reduce defects, accelerate development, and dramatically simplify compliance.

Managing the development of increasingly complex products

IBM ELM offers a holistic, end-to-end development management solution to help your engineering teams optimally navigate increasingly complex product designs driven by software-intensive functionality. With increasing complexity comes more oversight and regulation, and ELM provides an environment that makes managing compliance a natural by-product of the development process.

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Digital engineering

Enable cross discipline digital threads to streamline the change analysis process sand standards compliance. Leverage full transparency and traceability from requirements through testing.

Design reuse

Support configurations of engineering data for reuse across projects and products for efficient parallel development and variant management. Harvest innovation in programs for reuse across the product lines.

Integrated verification and validation

Orchestrate cross-discipline verification and validation through digital reviews, requirements-driven test planning, test construction and test execution. Continuously track and provide quality metrics across stakeholders.

Model based systems engineering

Use integrated simulation and prototyping models to verify system requirements. Improve productivity and collaboration, reduce time to market, and improve quality.

Compliance streamlined

Integrate regulatory, compliance, process, reporting and audit into the development process to meet design plan and safety-critical requirements in support of industry standards like ARP 4754/4761, DO-178C/DO-331.

Agile transformation

Integrated support for agile principles driving the speed and quality of development as well as greater insight into data across the product lifecycle to improve requirements, collaboration, visibility and overall efficiency.

DO-178C compliance for Aerospace

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IBM ELM leads the way in digital transformation

Improve your systems and software development lifecycle with a leading integrated foundation for digital systems engineering. IBM ELM helps you gain visibility into the development process, encourage consistency of engineering artifacts and support intelligent decision making. Coupled with SAFe, digital systems engineering supports lean and agile lifecycle models that harvest relevant concepts to drive more effective engineering and customer-facing practices.

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    This page provides an overview of the method configurations (process assets) for IBM Solutions.

    1.0 Overview

    An IBM® Solution consists of a specific set of IBM tools and associated method configurations that have been developed and tested together to provide 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 Automotive Engineering -ISO-26262
      • IBM ELM Automotive Compliance (ASPICE)
      • 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

    1.1 Licensing

    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.

    1.2 Disclaimer

    The practice mappings to standards (DO-178B/C, EN 50128,ISO-26262, DoDAF) provided here can be used to help Licensee meet compliance obligations, which may be based on laws, regulations, standards or additional practices. 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 consists of these parts:

    • Solution Web site: A web site 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(s) with work item templates that link to the Solution Web site 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 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.

    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.  If combining 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 Web site can be viewed on
    • EWM 7.0.1 Process Template – available out-of-the-box, links to 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. They have been developed to support incremental adoption, thereby accelerating the adoption of common process support, practices and tools so as 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.

    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 have been developed to support incremental adoption, thereby accelerating the adoption of common process support, practices and tools so as to reduce the time to value for the client’s process improvement initiatives.  More information.

    3.2.3 IBM Solution for Automotive Engineering – ISO-26262

    [Coming soon!]

    The IBM Solution for Automotive Engineering – ISO-26262 is a set of best practices to help organizations develop products that must comply with the ISO-26262 functional safety standard. The scope of these practices covers areas that are described by ISO-26262, relating to management of functional safety, concept, system engineering, and software development. They have been developed to support the incremental adoption of process, practices and tools, thereby reducing the time to value for process improvement initiatives. More information.

    3.2.4 IBM ELM Automotive Compliance

    This solution is intended to facilitate setup and use of IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) for the automotive industry.  This process web site is an example defined process of a fictional automotive company, the JK Automotive Process (JKAP), which implements a systems engineering process using the agile process model Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). The process was designed with ASPICE base practices in mind.  The  solution consists of:

    • Solution Web site
    • MEC Library
    • ELM  templates and reports

    The MEC library, templates, and reports are available from your IBM seller as a separately licensed offering.

    3.2.5 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 support 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 intended to be developed, sold or used in the United States and other jurisdictions by providing links between the standard and the process assets that are represented within the Rational Practice library and processes. 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.

    3.2.6 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 also has been developed to support incremental adoption, thereby accelerating the adoption of common process support, practices, and tools so as to reduce the time to value for the client’s process improvement initiatives. More information.

    3.2.7 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 will be of value to teams that face more 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 will be made available for innovation and analog creativity, with the goal to drive quality and differentiation. More information.

    3.2.8 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 have been developed to support incremental adoption, thereby accelerating the adoption of common process support, practices and tools so as to reduce the time to value for the client’s process improvement initiatives. More information.

    3.2.9 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 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. More information.

    • Solution Web site (.war)
    • MEC Process Template – N/A.  See instructions in the Solution Web site for work item templates.
    • MEC library content – Not available.

    Change log:

    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 purchaseable.

    08/26/2018 Updated library to remove obsolete content (no-longer-sold tools), fixed errors, and included SAFe configuration.

    07/26/2018 Updated assets to RTC 7.0.1 and RMC 7.5.3

    03/14/2017 Added the IBM Rational Solution for SAFe(r)

    07/17/2015 Added the IBM Rational Solution for Strategic Reuse

    06/09/2015 Added the IBM Rational Solution for Automotive Engineering – HIS ASPICE (Beta)

    01/30/2014 Made the following updates:
    IBM Rational Solution for Rail Engineering – CENELEC EN 50128 (beta) – New
    IBM Rational Solution for Systems and Software Engineering
    – Released version of the library (contains the Rational Method Composer plug-ins for the systems engineering solutions).
    – Updated war file for “Agile Embedded”

    11/01/2013 Made the following updates:
    IBM Rational Solution for Systems and Software Engineering
    – New content for Agile for Systems
    – New guidelines for DOORS NG
    IBM Rational Solution for Medical Devices
    – New content for Agile.
    IBM Rational Solution for Electronic Design
    – New content for Enhanced Defect Tracking
    IBM Rational Solution for Aerospace and Defense – DO-178B/C
    – prerelease WAR file upgraded to “released”
    IBM Rational Solution for Automotive Engineering – ISO-26262
    – prerelease WAR file upgraded to “released”

    8/12/2013 Added the library for the IBM Rational Solution for Agile ALM with Scrum

    6/21/2013 Added new war files for the IBM Rational Solution for Aerospace and Defense – DO-178B/C and the IBM Rational Solution for Automotive Engineering – ISO-26262

    5/31/2013 Added the IBM Rational Solution for Agile ALM with Scrum.

    1/31/2013 Updated the Systems Solution Library to include the “IBM Rational Solution for Electronic Design” and the “IBM Rational Solution for Aerospace and Defense – DODAF”. These were previously only available in published form.


    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 the Solution Web site, you require Engineering Method Composer version 7.6 or later. You also require a Engineering Method Composer reader license for each user who browses the customized Solution Web site.

    Installation Instructions

    Browsing the solution

    The .war file for each solution is intended for deployment to a web server. However, if you just want to browse the web site 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 unzipped website, open the index.htm file in the top folder with your browser.  Some browsers may have issues with file-based browsing.

    Deploying the WAR File to a Jazz Server

    1.Instructions for deploying to a Liberty Jazz Team Server.
    Note that if using dropins, the dropinsEnabled option needs to be set to true in the file JazzInstallDir/server/liberty/servers/clm/server.xml. Also note that for search to work, the war file must be unzipped.

    2. Browse the Solution Web site, which is deployed at https://<server_name>:<port>/<application_name>.

    For example, if you have installed the Jazz server on your local computer and deployed the clm.war file, then you can browse this site: localhost:9443/clm

    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 which link to the Solution Web site for process guidance.  The links work only if the Solution Web site and EWM have been deployed on the same Jazz server.  If the Solution Web site 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 using Engineering Method Composer (MEC)

    To customize the solution website:

    1. Download the library .zip file.
    2. Unzip the file.
    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.

    Technical Support

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    Support Portal: Click the Support Portal tab above to begin configuring your support portal experience to review FAQs, lists of known problems, fixes, and a wealth of important support information. developerWorks: Click the developerWorks tab above to access the IBM RFE Community. Jazz Community: Click the Jazz Community tab above to interact directly with the Jazz development teams and other community members, download product trials and betas and track developement progress.     Helpful Hints For Obtaining Technical Assistance:   Before you contact IBM Software Support, gather the background information that you need to describe the problem. When you describe a problem to an IBM software support specialist, be as specific as possible and include all relevant background information so that the specialist can help you solve the problem efficiently. To save time, know the answers to these questions:
    What software versions were you running when the problem occurred? Do you have logs, traces, or messages that are related to the problem? Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps do you take to reproduce it? Is there a workaround for the problem? If so, be prepared to describe the workaround.  

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    Connecting IBM Engineering Solutions with Simulink for an ISO 26262 Compliant Test Process

    Date: November 12, 2020
    Presenters: Nabile Khoury and Thabo Krick of BTC Embedded Systems AG

    Standards like ISO 26262 for the development of safety critical systems in the automotive domain require to manage traceability between different types of artifacts in the development process. This traceability is in particular important when it comes to requirements and test cases, so that the following questions can be answered with confidence and accuracy at any project stage:

    a. Did we create test cases for every requirement?
    b. Which requirement(s) is/are covered by a particular test case?
    c. Are there requirements which are not correctly implemented by the software?

    One option to connect the different tools could be the use of exchange formats like Excel or ReqIf. But especially as todays embedded software development projects become more agile, these exchange formats are inefficient and error prone, as they introduce many manual import/export which can’t guarentee the consistency of the data.

    To solve this problem, IBM has introduced the OSLC standard as part of the IBM Engineering solutions, which allows different development and verification tools to communicate directly with “IBM Engineering Test Management” and “IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next”.

    We will show you how to efficiently perform an ISO 26262 compliant software test within a Model-based development process ensuring full traceability between requirements, test cases and test results.

    Listen to November 12 recording here.

    Shift left! Verify your requirements sooner using Model Execution and Model-Based Testing

    Date: October 15, 2020. 2:30PM EDT
    Presenter: Todd Dunnavant of IBM

    Early verification of requirements “shifting left” is recognized as a key to delivering projects on time, on budget, with full functionality.  In this session, you’ll learn how you can shift left, proceed with greater confidence, and save time and money by leveraging IBM’s capabilities for animating system models and our unique capabilities for model-based testing.

    Listen to October 15th recording here.

    Build better requirements! Inject AI into your requirements engineering workflows

    Date: October 15, 2020. 2:00PM EDT
    Presenter: Rob Truban of IBM

    A poorly written requirement is the earliest form of a defect and can be the most expensive to deal with if not caught quickly. Remove the risk of low-quality requirements by leveraging AI and RQA. With RQA, you can automate the requirements review process, saving considerable time while significantly improving your requirements’ quality. In this session we will present requirements management with AI utilizing IBM’s Requirements Quality Assistant.

    Listen to October 15th recording here.

    How the International Space Station insures reliablity and safety by unitilizing IBM DOORS Next Generation

    Date: October 15, 2020. 1:30PM EDT
    Presenter: Joveline Ollero and Sierra Matlock (NASA Contractors)

    Methods for requirements management have evolved since the International Space Station (ISS) program began over 20 years ago. Requirements databases can provide improved traceability, visibility, and consistency of requirements data, however existing processes are structured around paper documents. The conversion to managing requirements through databases in existing document based projects can be difficult. Learn about how DOORS Next Generation is being leveraged within the long established ISS program as well as the developing Gateway program, and the unique challenges associated with both.

    Listen to October 15th recording here.

    Insightful Engineering at Enterprise Scale

    Date: October 15, 2020. 1:00PM EDT
    Presenter: Phil Bardasian of IBM

    Teams facing the challenge of designing, developing and engineering sophisticated products that cost less, in shorter periods of time and with fewer resources, must not only engineer new technologies but also integrate new solutions that drive faster time to market at lower cost from trusted vendors. IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) is a comprehensive, end-to-end solution that integrates technologies such as the Watson AI-powered Requirements Quality Assistant (RQA) to improve the quality of increasingly complex requirements.

    Listen to October 15th recording here.

    Testing external code including Simulink code with IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody and TestConductor Add On

    Date: October 1, 2020
    Presenter: Dr. Hartmut Wittke – Software Engineer for the BTC Embedded Systems AG

    In this presentation we show how the behavior of a system under development can be tested even if legacy code is part of the model behavior. The legacy code can be manually developed or coming froma Simulink workflow including auto-code generation with EmbeddedCoder. External code can be “unit tested” in Rhapsody with TestConductor, very similar to the testing of UML or SysML units.But also end-to-end tests can be executed where external codeplays a role as part of a bigger system or software model.

    Our Presenter Dr. Hartmut Wittke studied Computer Science at the University of Oldenburg, Germany. He finished 1997 his Diploma. From 1997 to 2005, he worked for OFFIS in Oldenburg and finished with his PhD Thesis on compositional specification verification of complex embedded systems. Since 2005 he develops UML based testing tools as software engineer for the BTC Embedded Systems AG

    Listen to October 1st recording here

    Streamlining Aviation compliance with IBM ELM

    Date: September 24, 2020
    Presenter: Eran Gery – WW A&D Industry lead for IBM ELM

    Airworthiness certification is becoming more demanded by customers today, way beyond just civil airliners. Today there is growing demand for Airwothiness certification for civil and military UAVs, eVTOL and also military aircraft. It is also well known in the industry that airworthiness certification might incur very significant additional engineering cost – up to doubling the cost of the project.

    In this webinar we will briefly discuss the airworthiness compliance stack starting with the SAE ARP 4754a, with a special focus on the most common one DO-178C. We will describe and demonstrate how an effective engineering practice and toolchain can dramatically reduce the cost overhead of the compliance work. We will show how the various certification objectives are streamlined with the IBM ELM solution resulting in significant cost reduction, as well as improved quality and time to delivery.

    Listen to September 24th recording here.

    Test Driven Development with IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody and TestConductor Add On

    Date: September 10, 2020
    Presenter: Dr. Hartmut Wittke – Software Engineer for the BTC Embedded Systems AG

    In this presentation we show how the behavior of individual components can be developed with a test driven development approach in a model based development context. Given are architecture and sequence diagram specifications referring to the interfaces defined by the architecture. The sequence diagrams are reused as test cases for the component under development. By successively taking the specifications into account, behavior adhering to the specifications is developed and tested in an incremental work flow.

    Listen to September10th recording here.

    Higher quality and less cost with IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody ‐ TestConductor Add On

    Date: August 28, 2020
    Presenter: Christian Wachtendorf – Project Leader at BTC Embedded Systems AG

    How to achieve and maintain quality by model based testing? In this presentation we show how Rhapsody TestConductor helps verifying the system or software under development meets its requirements with a high degree of automation. Model based development and testing enable traceability between requirements, design and test, allowing impact analysis, coverage measurement, efficient reviews, and reuse of specification data for testing.

    Listen to August 28th recording here.

    Requirements Based Testing for Rail Projects

    Date: August 4, 2020
    Presenter: Jim Herron – CTO of Island Training

    In this session, you will not only see a demonstration of the IBM capabilities, but more importantly hear from a large rail industry power user speak about how they have benefited from this testing methodology with numerous major rail projects around the world.

    Whether you are currently using DOORS/DOORS NG or other tools to manage your requirements, you will learn the benefits of requirements-based testing and how using a test management solution can significantly streamline your testing process

    Listen to August 4th recording here.

    How Model Based Systems Engineering Can Assist With a Move To a New Product

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    Date: July 30, 2020
    Presenter: Marty Stolz and Pierre Bentkowski of IBM – Technical Sales

    How we reused assets for one design and transformed it to a new product. We identified similar requirements, blocks and Use Cases and used these as the starting point with discussions with our customer. Once we discovered the new requirements, we built the mockup control panel and ran simulations on our Analysis and design to verify our model to validate with the customer. Model-based systems engineering is a systems engineering methodology that focuses on creating and exploiting domain models as the primary means of information exchange between engineers, rather than on document-based information exchange.

    Listen to July 30th recording here.

    Formal Code Reviews in Engineering Workflow Management

    Jul 23, 2020

    Date: July 23, 2020
    Presenter: Jim Herron of Island Training – IBM Certified Technical Specialist

    Use one tool to collaborate across teams, manage code, run standup meetings, plan sprints and track work. Available on premises and on the cloud. IBM Engineering Workflow Management acts as the critical link between required and delivered work by enabling teams to manage plans, tasks and project status. It provides the flexibility to adapt to any process, so companies can adopt faster release cycles and manage dependencies across both small and complex development projects. This webinar you will see a full code review cycle in action.

    •Submit code for review
    •Open the review to view changes
    •Create associated issues
    •Make required code modifications and resubmit for review
    •Approve modifications and deliver corrected code

    Listen to July 23rd recording here.

    Leveraging Human Intelligence to Access the Power of Intelligent Systems

    Jul 9, 2020

    Date: July 9, 2020
    Presenter: Dr. Larry Kennedy – President of the Quality Management Institute

    Technology applications are trending rapidly toward encouraging dependence upon AI and ML to supplant human responsibility and leadership. “Smart” machines are providing analytical advantages that can forecast trouble, rapidly matrix a response and execute a solution with precision. But is human intelligence keeping pace with the demands AI and ML place upon us for terminal decision-making? What have we learnedfrom the Spassky/Deep Blue challenge? We’ll discuss how to leverage human capacity with the Machine and the human requirements associated with intelligent systems.
    Listen to July 9th recording here.

    Validating Requirements in Engineering Test Management

    Jun 18, 2020

    Date: June 18, 2020
    Presenter: Jim Herron of Island Training – IBM Certified Technical Specialist

    Increase efficiency and quality of systems and software delivery with test planning, workflow control, tracking and metrics reporting. IBM EngineeringTest Management (ETM) is a collaborative, quality management solution that offers end-to-end test planning and test asset management, seamlessly integrated with requirements, requirement coverage, workflow, and test defects.Teams can seamlessly share information and use automation to speed complex project schedules and report on metrics in real time for informed release decisions. In this webinar you will see examples of the four test case execution scenarios available in ETM.

    Listen to June 18th recording here.

    Requirements Management with DOORS Next and DOORS Classic

    Jun 11, 2020

    Date: June 11, 2020
    Presenter: Richard Watson of IBM – Product Manager for Requirements Management

    IBM® Engineering Requirements Management DOORS® (DOORS) is a leading requirements management tool that makes it easy to capture, trace, analyze, and manage changes to information. Control of requirements is key to reducing costs, increasing efficiency, and improving the quality of your products. In this webinar we will present what is new with DOORS Next and DOORS 9.0. Highlights will be on ELM v7.0 of new product names, new banners, and new launchpad.
    Listen to June 11th recording here.

    Transportation and Construction – Optimizing Requirements Collaboration

    Jun 4, 2020

    Date: June 4, 2020
    Presenter: Eran Gery – Distinguished Engineer of IBM and Jim Herron – CTO of Island Training

    No industry sector requires more efficient adherence to Requirements Management than does the Transportation and Construction sector. Today more than ever, major projects must be executed through complex teaming arrangements between business partners, contractors, sub-contractors and providers of systems and subsystems. Requirements flow from customers, be they public or private sector entities, and must be further decomposed, tracked, managed and validated throughout the lifecycle of the project. Failure to comply with critical requirements is a guarantee of project cost overrun.

    This webinar will show you several best practices and new capabilities to enhance collaboration, improve project performance and mitigate overall risk.

    Listen to June 4th recording here.

    Digital Engineering in Practice: Transforming the Engineering Process for Aerospace & Defense

    May 26, 2020

    Date: May 26, 2020, 12:00 pm
    Presenter: Eran Gery of IBM – Distinguish Engineer, A.I. Applications

    Today’s products and systems in the Aerospace and Defense industry around the world are becoming more complex with new technologies rapidly disrupting the traditional norms. Disruptive innovations are creating an environment of “art of the possible”, which unfortunately also creates new threats to maintain compliant and safe systems. On this front of A&D there is a call for “digital engineering initiative”, looking at these suppliers to adopt digital techniques that enable a leap in speed and efficiency of bringing new systems from concept to operational state. Similar concepts are being sought in other industries like automotive and medical devices. The IBM engineering lifecycle platform (ELM) offers a set of capabilities that enable such a transformation of the engineering process along the line of the digital engineering initiative. In this talk we will present the core capabilities of the ELM platform and demonstrate how it supports digital engineering practices along the product engineering cycle. We will look at an “end to end” practice from early stakeholder needs to verification and validation, involving advanced approaches such as model based engineering, agile systems engineering and AI to realize the digital engineering vision.
    Listen to May 26th recording here.

    IBM Engineering Reporting v7.0 (JRS, PUB, ENI)

    May 14, 2020

    Date: May 14, 2020, 2:00 pm
    Presenter: Fariz Saracevic of IBM – Sr. Offering Manager

    This session provides an overview of what’s new in IBM Engineering Reporting v7.0 (Jazz Reporting Service (JRS), IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Optimization – Publishing (PUB) and IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Optimization – Engineering Insights (ENI). JRS is an IBM Engineering reporting solution when users want to create traceability and statistical reports. It allows you to quickly and easily consolidate data from a variety of sources across your applications and project areas. PUB automates the generation of document-style reports across your deployed IBM Engineering and third-party tools, whether these reports are needed for formal reviews, contractual obligations, regulatory oversight, or ad hoc use. It allows the creation of high-quality documents in formats like PDF, HTML, Word, Excel, or XSL. ENI helps users visualize, analyze, and gain insight from your engineering lifecycle data. Engineering teams can improve their understanding of the relationships in complex lifecycle data and demonstrate compliance with regulatory and industry standards.
    Listen to May 14th recording here.

    What’s New in IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management 7.0 Enterprise Deployments

    May 7, 2020

    Date: May 7, 2020, 2:00 pm
    Presenter: Tim Feeney and Paul Ellis of IBM

    In addition to all the significant functional enhancements IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) v7.0, the release also includes many important changes and improvements related to enterprise deployment. In this session we will highlight these changes and other best practice and guidance updates. With the DOORS Next replatform being one of the more significant architectural changes in this release, we will review the new scale limits and highlight best practices to ensure a successful migration.
    Listen to May 7th recording here.

    Let IBM Watson Assess Your Requirements with IBM RQA

    Apr 30, 2020

    Date: April 30, 2020
    Presenter: Jim Herron – Technical Professional of Island Training

    Your engineering requirements drive development – if they contain errors, so will your products. Add IBM Engineering Requirements Quality Assistant to DOORS Next or DOORS 9 to increase requirement quality during creation. Using Watson Natural Language Service and pre-trained AI, Requirements Quality Assistant has built in quality indicators designed to be consistent with guidelines from the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) for writing complete, clear and testable requirements to accelerate your review process, increase requirement quality and reduce training for junior requirements engineers. This webinar will show you how IBM RQA will you allow you assess your requirements with Watson AI.
    Listen to April 30th recording here.

    IBM ELM – What’s New in 7.0 – performance enhancements- features, UI, Reporting

    Apr 23, 2020

    Date: April 23, 2020
    Presenter: Amy Silberbauer – IT Specialist and Solution Architect at IBM

    This webinar will introduce the IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management solution version 7.0 and its performance enhancement features including user enhancement features and reporting.
    Listen to April 23rd recording here.

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