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Collaborative Lifecycle Management 6.0 in a nutshell

CLM 6.0 is here!

Since our announcement on June 9th, we’ve spent the last couple of weeks here on sharing with all of you more information about the new features and their value. We’re planning on spending some more time in the next couple of weeks continuing that sharing. But today is an exciting day for all of us on the Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) team—Version 6.0 is generally available!

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This is a culmination of a lengthy development cycle for us. If you were following along here on, we developed new capabilities over the course of 11 sprints. Much of that, which you’ll see as you look through the content in v6.0, was required for the effort—from the Jazz Foundation on up—to provide configuration management across the integrated solution. But what you don’t see, or what maybe isn’t immediately apparent, is all the work occurring behind the scenes.

So, to highlight just a few of the changes:

  • During v6.0, we shifted to building twice per day—10 times per week. This allowed us to slow the amount of feature change occurring in just daily builds to ensure a more stable experience.
  • We expanded our development pipeline to 14 different tests, and those tests run against every build. If you look back as far as five years ago, we had no automated development pipeline. So from zero automated pipeline testing to running 140 pipeline tests (14 tests for 10 builds every week) in five years.
  • We built a federated environment in which to test configuration management. This distributed environment was built to mimic some of our more complex customer shops and allow us a much greater depth of testing for v6.0 than we’ve had in the past.
Process improvements in CLM 6.0

Process improvements in CLM v6.0

Feature development included Configuration Management as well as a number of DevOps enhancements.

You’ll see a lot of Configuration Management content on related to CLM v6.0. Rather than try to give it a full summary here, I’ll point you to some key information:

But CM wasn’t the only set of feature work in CLM v6.0. SAFe 3.0 brings a new template to Rational Team Concert (RTC) and extends a project to the business teams involved in development. You can get out of the box and up and running with the SAFe template, improving agility and predictability with role-based dashboards. Continued scalability improvements to Enterprise Edition, integration with UrbanCode Deploy, Single Sign-On (SSO) for Kerberos and OIDC for all RTC clients are numbered among other enhancements. Finally, our Reporting team improved setup and configuration, simplified the customer experience, integrated reports into QuickPlanner, and have given you “near live” operational reporting.

I urge you to stop by our Deployment wiki, one of our most popular destinations.

All in all, it’s been a very active release for both Development and Operations, and one we’re very proud of.