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SAFe® 6.0 & IBM ELM/ ALM

Scaled Agile has released ® 6.0, which offers the latest Lean-Agile practices to help enterprises deal with rapidly changing challenges and opportunities. This update is a comprehensive improvement from version 5.1, with many new advanced practices, and updates to the Big Picture and terminology. Engineering Lifecycle Management () 7.0.2 now supports two new predefined process templates for SAFe 6.0: Full SAFe 6.0 and Essential SAFe 6.0. These templates can be used to configure the tooling environment for SAFe Portfolio, Large Solution, Portfolio, or Essential SAFe 6.0 configuration in ELM.

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Some of the noteworthy new items in the SAFe 6.0 templates are:

  1. OKRs support for defining clear goals and measurable outcomes.
  2. Updates to strategic themes for improved business context and portfolio strategy.
  3. New flow metrics reports for accelerating value flow.
  4. Terminology updates for simplicity and clarity.
  5. Updated roles and permissions to empower teams and clarify responsibilities.
  6. Updated guidance for working with SAFe 6.0 templates.

SAFe 6.0 templates also support the SAFe 6.0 data model, which includes lean budgeting for organizations to adopt a financial governance approach that funds value streams instead of projects, accelerating value delivery and reducing overhead and other costs. SAFe 6.0 Flow Metrics JRS reports help measure the flow of business value through all the activities involved in producing business value through a value stream. The guidance on roles, key collaborations, and responsibility wheel has been updated to help teams improve their performance and better support the organization's goals. SAFe 6.0 templates have been updated to reflect the recommended terminology changes by SAFe 6.0.

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IBM Webinar Free – AI Applications

Engineering Enlightenment Webinar Series
A.I. Applications – Helping developers of systems and software become more productive while increasing quality.

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Successfully Measuring Progress Using Module of Metrics in California High-Speed Rail

Date: Thursday, February 25th
Time: 12:00PM Eastern Time (9:00AM Pacific)

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This webinar provides insights into the use of modules of metrics (MoM) in the California High-Speed Rail System (CHSRS), a multi-billion-dollar program procured in several individual procurement contracts including civil works, track and systems, trainsets, and the train operator. There are currently three active civil works contracts, spanning 119 miles including the design and construction of over 225 different guide way sections, aerial structures, trenches, roadway overheads, and other structures.

are managed in DOORS, with hundreds of modules and thousands of requirements in each contract. With the progression of design and construction metrics were developed, measuring how the requirements were addressed in several thousand contractor design and construction submittals, eventually evolving into the MoM approach. As the first structures are being readied for acceptance, certification and hand-over to the next track and systems contractor, it is of even more importance to demonstrate that all applicable requirements have been satisfied by each contract.

The CHSRS MoM approach has been successfully implemented as a pilot for one the three civil works contracts and is planned to be rolled out to the remaining civil works and any or the future contracts. This webinar will discuss the MoM objectives, challenges, implementation, and the use of the MoM for both technical and managerial use.

Presenter: Oliver Hoehne of Parsons Brinckerhoff

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What is IBM ELM/ALM?

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® Engineering Lifecycle Management () integrates ELM products to provide a complete set of applications for software or systems development. ELM includes IBM Engineering Management DOORS® Next (DOORS Next), IBM Engineering Requirements Management DOORS (DOORS), IBM Engineering  (EWM), and IBM Engineering  (ETM), IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody® – Model Manager (RMM), and IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization – Engineering Insights (ENI) with Jazz™ Team Server. This solution is designed for requirements analysts, developers, systems engineers, and testers. 

The following diagram shows the development lifecycle that the solutions support. To see overviews of the applications that are represented in the image, click the boxes. For example, clickValidate and verify to see an overview of ETM.

This image shows the functions in the development lifecycle supported by the solutions.

To support the development lifecycle, ELM products let you link artifacts across applications, as shown in the following figure and examples: Figure 1. ELM connects analysts, developers, and testers

This graphic shows the relationships between ELM disciplines, as described by the following examples.

Requirements:

  • Requirements are implemented by iteration plans and validated by test plans.
  • Requirements are elicited, documented, elaborated, and validated by analysts. Their implementation progress is tracked in work items, and their correctness is validated by test cases.

Implementation:

  • Project managers and development managers use iteration plans to implement requirements in the context of a development schedule.
  • Team leads plan the iterations using iteration plans, where the work is divided further into tasks.
  • Developers work on defects that are submitted by testers as a result of test execution.

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  • The test team links requirements to test plans and test cases. 
  • Testers link test cases to work items to ensure coverage of the implementation.
  • Testers run test cases and submit defects for test failures.

ELM integrates the work of analysts, developers, and testers by providing the following cross-application features:

  • Link between artifacts across applications: For example, you can link test cases to work items and requirements.
  • Hover over a link to see details about the link target: For example, testers can monitor the status of a defect that they reported to the development team.
  • Track status across projects by adding widgets from different applications to a dashboard: For example, you can add a widget that shows the defects that are blocking testers.

Jazz Team Server

The Jazz Team Server provides the foundational services, such as user management and license management, that enable the ELM applications to work together as a single logical server. In this way, the Jazz Team Server serves as an integration hub for the applications. After you install the ELMproducts, you install product license keys into the Jazz Team Server to permit access to the capabilities provided by the applications. For details about the topologies supported for new or upgraded installations, see Planning the deployment and installation.

Products and applications

For a detailed overview of the products and applications in ELM, see the following topics:

Part of the Jazz community 

ELM products are developed transparently on the open and extensible Jazz platform. On Jazz.net, you can download the products and their milestones, track development schedules, join discussion forums, open enhancement requests, and interact with the product developers. To learn more about the products, see the developer-written articles in the Jazz.net library or the topics about complex deployment scenarios on the Deployment wiki.

More information

To learn more about ELM, see these resources: 

  • ELM on Jazz.net: Learn about the new features, read the release notes, and download the binaries to install the solution.
  • ELM videos: These videos highlight the configuration management capabilities of the solution. 
  • ELM sandbox: You can try a series of exercises in an online sandbox to learn more about a broad range of capabilities across the application development lifecycle.
  • ELM on Jazz.net: Learn about the new features, read the release notes, and download the binaries to install the solution.
  • ELM demo series: This set of recorded demonstrations offers a full lifecycle walk-through, and videos that highlight specific industry needs, in-depth tools, and practice topics.
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Demo: ALM for Medical Devices IEC 62304 ISO 13485 ISO 14971

ApplicationLifecycle Management or Engineering Lifecycle Management for IEC 62304 ISO 13485 ISO 14971

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What is Digital Twin?