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Collaborative Lifecycle Management

Design, test, analyze, develop, deliver ... integrated by design

Compatible Product Versions

Having the latest versions ensures you have all of the best we have to offer.

Incremental Adoption

The Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management gives you the freedom to tailor a collaborative environment to fit your needs. Whether it's just two teams collaborating or many, you can combine the products as needed. As your teams grow, simply add capability. No "big bang". No "migration nightmare". You're free to grow at your own pace.

Which versions do I choose?

The integrations exist in each of the products. You can use any two or all three products together. When you deploy a combination of products together and configure a collaborative environment, teams have access to the Collaborative Lifecycle Management features. In the table below we list combinations of recommended product versions:

Note for 2011 release for CLM: We are providing a single integrated download and install package. You decide which or all of the three products to install.

CLM Release RTC version RQM version RRC version
2011 RTC 3.0.1 RQM 3.0.1 RRC 3.0.1
4Q10: RTC 3.0 RQM 2.0.1.1 RRC 2.0.0.3
4Q09: RTC 2.0.0.2 RQM 2.0.1 RRC 2.0.0.2
3Q09: RTC 2.0.0.1 RQM 2.0.0.1 RRC 2.0
2Q09: RTC 2.0 RQM 2.0  

Rational Team Concert for System z can be used anywhere Rational Team Concert is cited.

It's important to note the products are upward compatible. For example, RQM 2.0.1 also works with RTC 3.0 and RTC 3.0.1.


Collaborative Lifecycle Management "New and Noteworthy" in 2011 describes common features across the 3.0.1 products.

See the Features page for a full description of the features listed on this page.

RTC 3.0

RTC 3.0 adds the following additional features for traceability:

Team Concert 3.0 adds the following integrations with Requirements Composer:

  • Add columns to plans to produce a transparent traceability view across plan items. With a Requirements Composer integration, add "Implements Requirement
  • Track changes to requirements using the "Tracks / Tracked by" relationship type.
  • A lifecycle query is provided to find "Open Requirements Change Requests"
  • Link a collection of requirements to a Team Concert plan. Rich hovers are provided on the plans.
  • In RTC 2.0.0.2 a plan wizard was introduced to create plan items from a collection of requirements. In 3.0 this wizard is enhanced to identify new requirements in a collection.

Team Concert 3.0 adds the following integrations with Requirements Requirements Manager:

  • Add columns to plans to produce a transparent traceability view across plan items. With a Quality Manager integration, add "Affects Defect," or "Tested by Test case"
  • From an RTC plan-item, create or link to a test case in Rational Quality Manager

Get Team Concert 3.0.0.0

RTC 2.0.0.2

RTC 2.0.0.2 adds additional integrations with Requirements Composer and Quality Manager. This release builds on the features introduced prior.

Team Concert 2.0.0.2 adds the following integrations with Requirements Composer:

  • Link work items to requirements (Web UI and rich client)
  • Create work items from requirements
  • Lifecycle query results and lifecycle query viewlets show linked resources
  • Link RTC servers with RTC servers

Team Concert 2.0.0.2 adds the following integrations with Quality Manager:

  • Link RQM test cases to RTC work items out of RTC (Web UI and rich client)

Team Concert 2.0.0.2 adds the following integrations with Team Concert:

  • Link RTC servers with RTC servers
  • Link work items to work-items in another server

Get Team Concert 2.0.0.2

Learn more about the Collaborative ALM Features

RRC 2.0, RTC 2.0.0.1 and RQM 2.0.0.1

Theme: Align requirements, development and test plans. Deepen transparency and trace-ability.

When using Requirements Composer 2.0, Team Concert 2.0.0.1, and Quality Manager 2.0.0.1 together, the following integrations are available:

From the Foundation and available in the products:

  • Improved UI to configure server friends and project linking
  • Cross repository dashboards (Mash-ups)
  • Rich hover for RTC work items, RQM test cases, and RRC requirements and requirement sets

Requirements Composer 2.0 adds the following integrations :

Using the Requirements Composer rich client:

  • Link requirements to Team Concert work items
  • Create and Link Team Concert items to RRC requirements
  • Link requirements collections to Quality Manager test plans
  • Link requirements to Quality Manager test cases
  • Filter requirements using lifecycle filters for development and test artifacts

Get Requirements Composer 2.0

Quality Manager 2.0.0.1 adds the following integrations:

Using the Quality Manager web client:

  • Link test plans to Requirements Composer requirement collections
  • Auto-create a test case linked to each requirement in a linked requirement collection
  • Link test cases to Requirements Composer requirements

Get Quality Manager 2.0.0.1

Team Concert 2.0.0.1 adds the following integrations:

Using the Team Concert eclipse and web clients:

  • Additional lifecycle queries for linked Quality Manager test artifacts: 'Defects ready for testing', 'Plan items ready for testing', 'Plan items with no test case', 'Defects affecting tests'
  • New lifecycle queries for linked Requirements Composer artifacts: 'Plan items implementing requirements'

Get Team Concert 2.0.0.1

Learn more about the Collaborative ALM Features

In the beginning... RTC 2.0 and RQM 2.0

Align test cases with developer work-items and link defects.

From the Foundation and available in the products:

  • Configure server friends and project linking
  • Common banners
  • Dashboard

Quality Manager 2.0 introduced the following integrations:

Using the Quality Manager web client:

  • Link test cases to Team Concert plan items
  • Link test execution records and test execution results to defects
  • Rich hover for Team Concert work items
  • Listen to Team Concert builds, create build records, run automated Build Verification tests

Team Concert 2.0 adds the following integrations:

Using the Team Concert eclipse and web clients:

  • Lifecyle queries: 'Defects blocking tests', 'Plan items with failing tests', 'Plan item with no test execution', 'Plan items tested successfully'
  • Dashboard viewlets for C/ALM queries

Learn more about the Collaborative ALM Features