IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM), formally known as Collaborative Lifecycle Management (Rational) solution has been a staple in the application lifecycle management (ALM) landscape, alongside Broadcom (acquired Rally’s Agile Central) and Micro Focus (acquired HP’s ALM and Quality Center). ELM is a collection of individual requirements, development, testing, and work management products to enable and orchestrate the analysis and management of software changes and feature requests from intake to deployment in a collaborative manner. End users can acquire and implement each IBM product individually to supplement gaps within their existing ALM landscape if they are not interested in adopting the entire solution.
IBM is not backing down on its ALM investment as it recently released v7.0 of its ELM solution. Many new and enhanced features were added across the ELM products to improve team productivity, system and product analysis, and overall performance of the solution, such as:
Source: Application Lifecycle Management at SoftwareReviews, Accessed April 13, 2020
IBM’s Engineering Lifecycle Management solution gives organizations the capability to manage their product delivery pipeline though a single, centralized platform. The tight integration among ELM and other IBM products makes it an attractive option for those looking to invest in other IBM solutions. Much like the other big ALM players, ELM integration with third-party tools is restricted to IBM’s partners, which can be a detractor for users who are looking for out-of-the-box plug-ins. Know what is required to deliver and support your products first and then see how IBM ELM can enable, streamline, and automate it.
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