Integrating Design Management capabilities with Rational Quality Manager

You can integrate the Design Management capabilities of Rational® Software Architect with the quality management application, Rational Quality Manager, by configuring the applications to associate quality-related artifacts with design elements and resources.

About this task

You can use this integration to link design resources to test plans, test cases, and other artifacts for quality managemen. Design resources are linked to quality management artifacts by using the Validated By link type in Design Management. Links to Rational Quality Manager are unidirectional: they are not visible on the server that hosts the quality management application.


  1. Configure the integration by completing Step 1 in Integrating Design Management with the CLM applications.
  2. Associate design projects with Rational Quality Manager projects.
  3. Deploy predefined link types that team members can use for the integration.