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What’s new in Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager 6.0.6

I am happy to announce the release of IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager (RELM) 6.0.6 with some exciting new functionality, as well as continued focus on improving usability. Here’s what you’ll find in the latest RELM version:

1) IBM Continuous Engineering Connector for IoT  is part of RELM
The Internet of Things continues gaining momentum, and engineering teams are looking at how to adopt it with their engineering practices and methods. That’s why we’ve made it an integral component of IBM Continuous Engineering (CE) solution. Engineering teams can continue using CE solution practices and methods with the IBM IoT Connection Service to design and implement complex, reliable, and secure IoT solutions. The CE Connector for IoT is available in RELM, and it supports the scalable development of IBM Watson IoT Platform and IoT Connection Service solutions.

IoT solutions have many components that are typically hosted on multiple runtime environments and developed by multiple teams. Coordinating across these teams while designing, building, and evolving an enterprise solution is especially challenging.

In RELM 6.0.6, the CE connector for IoT allows teams to extend their engineering practices by including those who build IoT solution components with IBM Watson IoT Platform or IoT Connection Service. With the connector, you can work with views of your IoT solution, including IoT Platform and IoT Connection Service devices. You can link these IoT Platform or IoT Connection Service artifacts to any other artifact in the Continuous Engineering solution such as requirements, work items, or test cases. You can also use RELM for traceability and impact analysis of potential changes to your IoT solutions.

The connector provides an OSLC server that exposes Watson IoT Platform or IoT Connection Service artifacts using standard OSLC capabilities. The IoT Platform or IoT Connection Service artifacts participate in change management, impact analysis, requirements-driven development, requirements-driven testing, and other common development practices.

These are some of the main features:

  • A suite of end-to-end capabilities such as requirements, change and configuration management, quality management, traceability and impact analysis, Watson IoT Platform, and IoT Connection Service
  • Simplified navigation across the environments
  • Traceability across the development lifecycle
  • Enablement of teams using different tools and development practices to collaborate in building reliable IoT solutions
  • Tailored solution offerings that match the problem space and end-user skill levels


2) Usability Improvements

Create links between containers

We have provided you more flexibility when creating links between containers. In the “Show links to” wizard, you can choose existing or new containers to link to.


View supporting link paths in “Show links to” wizard

To see the possible multiple link paths between containers, you can now use the “Show links to” wizard. Whether you are creating links between existing or new containers, you can see all the possible link paths. You can also specify how many levels of hidden containers to show.

You can find out about other RELM 6.0.6 improvements in the New & Noteworthy RELM 6.0.6.

Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager works with the IBM Continuous Engineering solution. To download and install the product, go to

Let us know what you think about our latest release and share this blog post with your peers.

Fariz Saracevic
IBM CE Reporting (JRS+RPE+RELM) Offering Manager

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