Collaborative Lifecycle Management

The Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) is a set of seamlessly integrated application lifecycle management (ALM) tools that work together as one. CLM includes requirements management, quality management, change and configuration management, and project planning and tracking capabilities, all on a single platform. Teams can start with one product to address immediate needs, then add more as their needs evolve.

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Collaborative Lifecycle Management provides the following capabilities:

Plan, track work, and manage source with
IBM® Rational Team

Develop, execute, and report on your test plan with
IBM Rational® Quality

Define, manage, and analyze requirements with
IBM Rational DOORS®
Next Generation

Success story

Bosch Automotive uses the Collaborative Lifecycle Management solution to increase collaboration, manage complexity, and improve the quality of its software for smart and connected vehicles.

Out-of-the-box support for the Scaled Agile Framework®

CLM has complete end-to-end support for the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®). This combines ALM tooling with an industry-leading set of best practices and guidance to address the key aspects of a lean and agile transformation.

Learn more about SAFe

Using CLM for DevOps

Innovation demands integrating DevOps into your organization. Collaborative Lifecycle Management provides the set of tools and processes that your enterprise needs to apply DevOps across the software delivery lifecycle.

Learn more about implementing DevOps with CLM

An ecosystem of business partners

The products that make up the Collaborative Lifecycle Management solution have a collection of business partners who have helped expand the capabilities of the tool set. They provide integrations with other commonly-used tools, as well as industry-specific extensions to help handle your specific needs.

Rational Team Concert integrations
Rational Quality Manager integrations
Rational DOORS Next Generation integrations

Why should you choose CLM?

In-context collaboration
Lifecycle traceability
Continuous improvement
Reliable integrations
Real-time planning
Development intelligence
Lifecycle administration
Sample project and application


Reporting options

Collaborative Lifecycle Management offers two complementary choices, Jazz Reporting Service and Rational Publishing Engine, for consolidating data and generating reports across the solution set.

Learn more about Reporting for Jazz solutions

Product line engineering (PLE)

Collaborative Lifecycle Management supports strategic reuse of components to improve the efficiency of product line engineering. Learn how its configuration management capabilities can reduce the cost and complexity of your product development.

Strategic reuse and product line engineering
Welcome to configuration management in CLM version 6 releases

Training and enablement resources

IBM has a host of training and enablement resources to make sure you get the most out of the CLM solution.

IBM Rational User Education YouTube channel

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