Integrating Design Management capabilities with Rational Team Concert

You can integrate the Design Management capabilities of Rational® Software Architect with the change and configuration management application, Rational Team Concert®, by configuring the applications to associate development artifacts with design elements and resources.

About this task

You can use this integration to link design resources to change and configuration management artifacts such as work items and plans.

You can configure Rational Software Architect Extension for Design Management version 4.0 to work with versions 3.0 and 4.0 of Rational Team Concert. However, the link types that you can use in the integrations are different.
  • When you configure Rational Software Architect Extension for Design Management version 4.0 to work with Rational Team Concert version 4.0, design resources are linked to change and configuration management artifacts by using the predefined Elaborates link type in Design Management. When you create links between design artifacts and change and configuration management artifacts, the links are visible in Rational Team Concert as Elaborated by Architecture Element links.
  • When you configure Rational Software Architect Extension for Design Management version 4.0 to work with Rational Team Concert version 3.0, you cannot use the predefined link types. You must manually create a new Elaborates link type that you can then use for this particular integration.

Procedure

  1. Configure the integration by completing Step 1 in Integrating Design Management with the CLM applications.
  2. Associate design projects with change and configuration projects.
  3. To specify the types of links that team members can use, complete one of the following steps:
    • If you are using Design Management with Rational Team Concert version 4.0, deploy predefined link types.
    • If you are using Design Management with Rational Team Concert version 3.0, create the following custom link types:
      • Create a new link type. The Link Type Name is Elaborates, and the Link Type ID (URI) is http://jazz.net/xmlns/dm/elaborates.
      • Create a reverse link type. The Custom Reverse Link URI is http://open-services.net/ns/cm#relatedArchitectureElement.

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