IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) is a set of integrated tools that work together to offer full traceability across the engineering process. Use Engineering Lifecycle Management to manage requirements, plan projects, track changes, manage quality in one platform to become your engineering system of record.


IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management capabilities span:

Define and manage requirements with
IBM Engineering Requirements
Management DOORS Next

Plan, track work, and manage source code with
IBM Engineering
Workflow Management

Develop and execute your test plans with
IBM Engineering
Test Management

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

Why should you choose IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management?

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


Out-of-the-box support for SAFe®

Engineering Lifecycle Management has complete end-to-end support for the Scaled Agile Framework®. The ELM tools equip engineering teams with an industry-leading set of best practices and guidance for a lean and agile transformation.

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Consolidated reports

Engineering Lifecycle Management offers two choices for reporting: Jazz Reporting Service and Engineering Lifecycle Optimization - Publishing. These tools can be used for consolidating data and generating reports across the solution set.

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A community at your service, the website for Engineering Lifecycle Management, 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.

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What's happening with Engineering Lifecycle Management development

Product line engineering

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

Configuration management with ELM

An ecosystem of business partners

Engineering Lifecycle Management has a collection of business partners who expand the capabilities of your engineering tool set and provide integrations with commonly-used tools.

Engineering Workflow Management integrations
Engineering Test Management integrations
Engineering Requirements Management DOORS Next integrations
Engineering Rhapsody Model Manager integrations

Engineering Academy

IBM Engineering Academy

Learn how leveraging a holistic, end-to-end IBM management solution for your systems and software development can help your company be more competitive and more cost effective while also delivering higher quality products.

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