IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management Extended (CE)

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management Extended (formerly CE) is a set of tools that helps systems engineers and application developers work together to create smart and connected products. With built-in, customizable process support, this solution helps teams respond effectively to continuous feedback, become more agile, and streamline compliance with industry standards.


IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management Extended provides the following capabilities:

Plan, track work, and manage source with
IBM Engineering Workflow
Management (RTC)

Develop and execute your test plan with
IBM Engineering Test
Management (RQM)

Visually model and simulate designs with
IBM Engineering Systems
Design Rhapsody

Share designs and manage change with
IBM Engineering Systems Design Rhapsody
Model Manager

Visualize, analyze, and gain insight with
IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization
Engineering Insights

Build connected products

See how this solution helps engineers respond quickly to connected product feedback while managing cost, quality, and risk.

Demo videos

Watch the solution in action:
Collaboration, planning, and change management
Requirements management
Quality management
Architecture and design
Engineering data management
Configuration management
Process management


Agile and SAFe®

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management Extended enables continuous planning and delivery grounded lean and agile principles. It supports the Scaled Agile Framework® so you can achieve faster time to value and deliver the right things right.

Learn more about SAFe

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

How we work
What's happening with IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management Extended development

Consolidated reports

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management Extended 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

An ecosystem of business partners

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management Extended is an open, extensible solution with a rich ecosystem of Business Partners offering integrations to meet your specific needs.

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

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