Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) - Introductions

Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) is a set of specifications that simplifies the tool integration across the software delivery lifecycle. OSLC enables the creation of large-scale and easily maintainable integrations in a diverse tools environment. Tools that use OSLC specifications can more easily maintain tool integrations from different vendors.

Specifications

Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) allows the interoperability of shared resources defined as RDF among different domains using Linked Data.

The initiative is creating a group of web services specifications for products, services, and other tools that support all phases of the software and product lifecycle. The cause is to enable integration between products that support Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Each part of the lifecycle or domain has its own specification, e.g. change management, requirement management, quality management, architecture management, automation, estimation, and measurement. Each of the domain specifications is built upon the core specification.

The OSLC specifications are defined by the OSLC community which is part of the OASIS Open Standards Network. OASIS is an international nonprofit consortium.

 

The Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool vendors want to have an open specification to exchange:

  • Processes
  • Requirements artifacts
  • Development artifacts
  • Testing artifacts

The standard is composed of a CORE specification and several domains:

  • Design Management
  • Change Management
  • Quality Management
  • Requirements Management

 

OSLC AKKA 2

 

Service Providers

An OSLC Service Provider is “a product or online service offering that provides an implementation of one or more OSLC Services, which may themselves implement different OSLC Domain specifications” (from OSLC Core Specification V2)

IBM Rational Tools implement different OSLC domains, including:

This allows interoperability with external tools such as PROVEtech: TA

Architecture

 OSLC 2

 

OSLC Specifications

 OSLC AKKA

 

OSLC Library for Requirements Management

  •  Link PROVEtech: TA Test Manager objects to IBM RQM Test Cases

OSLC 5

  • Synchronize the automated test results in IBM RQM

OSLC 6

 

OSLC Library for Requirements Management

  • Link PROVEtech: TA Test Manager objects to IBM Rational DOORS/DNG Requirements

OSLC 7

 

  • Synchronize the automated test results in IBM RQM

OSLC 8

 

About AKKA

AKKA is the leading European provider of engineering consulting and R&D services for the mobility industry. As an innovation accelerator, AKKA supports leading industrial companies from the automotive, aerospace, railway, and life sciences industries, among others, over the entire life cycle of their products using the latest digital technologies (AI, ADAS, Internet of Things, Big Data, Robotics, Embedded Computing, Machine Learning, etc.).

 

ABOUT PROVEtech

AKKA offers various soft- and hardware products collectively referred to as PROVEtech Tool Suite. The product portfolio is specially designed for measurement technology and validation purposes. It is mainly used in the automotive sector, consumer electronics, as well as other industrial applications. PROVEtech Toolsuite includes a variety of ready-to-use standard tools for vehicle testing and applications:

Control unit validation

  • PROVEtech: TA – Test Automation
  • PROVEtech: RE – Runtime Environment
  • PROVEtech:μHiL – Hardware-In-The-Loop “compact”

Control unit data logging

  • PROVEtech: VA – Vehicle Application

Further information can be found at https://www.provetech.de/

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