IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization - Engineering Insights
IBM® Rational® Engineering Lifecycle Manager helps you visualize, analyze and gain insight from engineering lifecycle data. Engineering teams can improve their understanding of relationships in lifecycle data and make more effective and timely decisions. Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager unlocks your engineering data from various lifecycle tools and helps your organization maintain and demonstrate compliance with regulatory and industry standards.
You can see links between different artefacts even when they don't linked directly - you can see 1, 2 or more level of links (f.e. like in V-model).Filters help focus only on that types of artefacts and links you need for concrete task and remove others from your view. This is very useful in big team where people works in parallel and set dependencies independently.
Access to artefacts configured through common Jazz repository rights, so you will see only your project's artefacts.
What do you dislike?
I don't like GUI - it's hard to work with links in RELM views with number of artefacts. And in real projects you will work with many objects and filters could help little. I can't use keyboard arrows for navigation, f.e.
It looks like it will not work for small short agile projects and I can't find IBM recommendations for such case.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Check access rights on project's level - you should have it to see artefacts from projects.
This tool rather for big enterprise level projects and teams.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We use RELM for impact analysis and control changes in artefact linkage and traceability. It would make sense in enterprise level for big teams when it's hard to track changes from other team members.
This tools will work only in mature organizations where all team members set dependencies between their artefacts and always update actual state in repository. Before you can see link in your view somebody should set it and store in repository.
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