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. Use CLM to manage requirements, plan projects, track changes, and manage quality, all on a single platform.


Collaborative Lifecycle Management provides the following capabilities:

Define and manage requirements with
IBM Rational DOORS®
Next Generation

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

Develop and execute your test plan with
IBM Rational® Quality

Success story

See how 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.

Why should you choose CLM?

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


Out-of-the-box support for SAFe®

CLM has complete end-to-end support for the Scaled Agile Framework®, combining ALM tooling with an industry-leading set of best practices and guidance for a lean and agile transformation.

Learn more about SAFe

Perfect for DevOps

Innovation demands DevOps. Collaborative Lifecycle Management provides what your enterprise needs to apply DevOps across the software delivery lifecycle.

Learn more about CLM and DevOps

A community at your service, the website for Collaborative Lifecycle Management, gives you the unique opportunity to interact with a vibrant user community, as well as with developers of CLM itself. With the wide array of resources found on, support is always at your fingertips.

How we work
What's happening with Collaborative Lifecycle Management development

Consolidated reports

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

See how CLM's configuration management capabilities can reduce the cost and complexity of your product development through strategic reuse of components.

Configuration management with CLM

An ecosystem of business partners

The Collaborative Lifecycle Management solution has a collection of business partners who help expand the capabilities of the tool set and provide integrations with commonly-used tools.

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

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