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Don’t become the MacGyver of software and product development

Just another hack? MacGyver was a TV character placed in daunting situations with only his wits and a few simple items to save the day. According to a recent survey* the number one issue in product delivery today is unrealistic expectations – what is more unrealistic than MacGyver creating a defibrillator out of candlesticks, microphone […]

Getting requirements right: avoiding the top 10 traps

Don’t get caught A trap is a position or situation from which it is difficult or impossible to escape. Getting caught in product or software development requirement traps can be problematic. The traps of bad requirements definition and management result in cost overruns, missed deadlines, poorly designed products, and a failure to deliver what the […]

Using captions for figures and tables – Getting the most out of IBM ELO Publishing

Using captions for images and tables will make the documents clear, professionally presentable and easy to follow. It is imperative that you create the captions for your tables and figures correctly, so that Table of Tables and Table of Figures are updated correctly. In this article, we will see how to use Figure Caption / […]

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management v7.0 is here!

We are extremely excited to announce the availability of the IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) 7.0 solution on! What you’ll be seeing is the result of months worth of person-hours, spanning some 1,800 plan items, stories, and tasks across the entire ELM product portfolio. With the general availability release of ELM 7.0, we’ve also […]

What’s new in Rhapsody Model Manager 7.0 and Rhapsody 9.0

The rising complexity of the products and systems being developed globally is driving engineering teams to seek effective model-based engineering practices, including model-based systems engineering (MBSE). Rising compliance demands such as ISO-26262/ASPICE in automotive and DO-178 C and ARP 4754 for aerospace and defense are driving the need for rigorous change management and lifecycle traceability. […]

What’s new in IBM Engineering Requirements Management – DOORS Next 7.0

In case you missed last year’s announcement, IBM Engineering Requirements Management – DOORS Next (DOORS Next) is the new name for IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation (RDNG or DNG). For more details, please see: Renaming the IBM Continuous Engineering Portfolio. V7.0 implements this renaming as well as the modernization of the user interface look and […]

What’s new in IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management V7.0

After more than 1,800 plan items, stories and tasks across all of our product and application teams, V7.0 is nearly here. So what’s new? First, the name is new. As we mentioned last year (Renaming the IBM Continuous Engineering Portfolio and Insights and scale: Redefining Enterprise Lifecycle Management solutions) we have renamed our Jazz-based solutions to be […]

Building Views with IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization – Engineering Insights (ENI) Part Two – Building a Traceability View

In this article, we’ll build our first view. Later we’ll make it look visually appealing and introduce some dynamic visualization but we’ll start by simply reporting the data we are interested in and see just how quickly and easily views can be designed.

Building Views with IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization – Engineering Insights (ENI) Part One – Introduction

In this series of articles, we’ll be exploring how to build views in IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization – Engineering Insights (ENI) that allow you to visualize and analyze your engineering data in a powerful, dynamic way. We’ll see just how quickly and easily these views can be built, starting with some very basic concepts before […]

Reporting on Linked Lifecycle Data with IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization – Publishing | Part Seven – Reporting on JRS

Reporting on a reporting tool. Initially, it sounds like an odd concept right? It’s actually a very useful capability. Jazz Reporting Services Report Builder (JRS) provides a web-based UI for designing reports. These reports are primarily focused on presenting live data, typically on dashboards, in the form of tables or graphs. While these can be […]

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