Solution for System and Software Development in Rail Industry

The solution contains predefined Modules:

  • Generic Test plan/Test specification and Template for the Test report according to EN50128
  • Generic Validation plan and Template for Validation Report according to EN50129
  • Generic Safety plan and Template for Proof of Safety according to EN50129
  • Agree and manage the requirements
  • Agree and manage the interfaces
  • Prepare the test and support systems
  • Track progress against a plan
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Solutions

Compliance with EN 50128

The software safety standard EN 50128 originates from the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization or CENELEC. Its full title is ‘Railway applications. Communications, signaling, and processing systems. Software for railway control and protection systems. 

The internationally published version of the CENELEC EN 50128 standard is IEC 62279. The content of both publications is identical.

The standard requires that all systems with safety implications and which contain software should be assigned a Software Integrity Level (SIL), ranging from a value of 0 to 4. 

The standard then details in a number of ‘normative’ and ‘informative’ ways, the software development activities appropriate to each SIL that should be carried out, and evidence for the completion of which should be generated.        

Rhapsody Kit for EN 50128

Documentation for the Rational Rhapsody Kit for ISO 26262, IEC 61508, IEC 62304, and EN 50128Rational Rhapsody Kit for ISO 26262, IEC 61508, IEC 62304, and EN 50128

IBM Rational Solution for Rail Engineering - CENELEC EN 50128 (beta)

The IBM Rational Solution for Rail Engineering - CENELEC EN 50128 is a set of best practices to help organizations develop products for certification under the EN 50128 safety-critical standards. The scope of these practices covers the objectives, plans, tasks, and work products described and specified by the EN 50128 standard They have been developed to support incremental adoption, thereby accelerating the adoption of common process support, practices and tools so as to reduce the time to value for the client’s process improvement initiatives. More information.

You can download the process asset here.

Solution Highlights

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Automate Risk Management and Compliance

  • Workflow control of individual work items enables streamlined, interdependent processes
  • Linking of work items delivers full traceability throughout the lifecycle and across projects
  • Comprehensive, automated history of all artifacts facilitates proof of compliance - Integrate risk management processes leveraging the ISO 14971 Template

Quick-Start with Automated Industry Processes

  • Proven rail processes including the above customizable templates help get you started
  • Automated workflow control includes routing, approval, and escalation
  • Support for unlimited, fully linked variants speeds up development
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Quick-Start with Automated Industry Processes

  • Proven medical processes including the above customizable templates help get you started
  • Automated workflow control includes routing, approval, and escalation
  • Support for unlimited, fully linked variants speeds up development
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Synchronize Collaboration In Real Time

  • Centralized 100% browser-based tool drives real-time collaboration
  • Online “easy-as-Word” authoring speeds up adoption
  • DOORS NG Round-trip for Microsoft Excel smooths external exchange
  • Native RIF/ReqIF exchange with IBM DOORS Next Generation etc. connects specialists 

Automate Your Validation and Verification (V&V)

  • V&V is supported via comprehensive traceability, automated forensic-level accountability, and real-time reporting throughout the lifecycle as well as across projects.

    Furthermore, it is supported via review and approval of any work item with an electronic signature, combined with uninterrupted traceability starting at the design phase
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Automate Your Validation and Verification (V&V)

  • V&V is supported via comprehensive traceability, automated forensic-level accountability, and real-time reporting throughout the lifecycle as well as across projects.

    Furthermore, it is supported via review and approval of any work item with an electronic signature, combined with uninterrupted traceability starting at the design phase

Immediate Benefits and Value

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Unlock synergies across all collaborators with 100% browser-based access to a single data source

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Increase productivity with an intuitive and role-based user interface

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Achieve better quality and regulatory compliance through end-to-end traceability and automated audit trails

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Adopt modern agile techniques at once or incrementally with out of the box project templates that can be adjusted to your needs

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Optimize planning, prioritization, and release predictability via flexible planning and real-time reporting

Benefits for Development Manager

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Unlock Complexity and Streamline Processes

  • Get started quickly using Engineering Workflow Management work items and workflows and intuitively customize them to reflect unique company processes
  • Enforce workflows in the product development process using the sophisticated rules engine

  • Seamlessly integrate ISO standards and SOP requirements into product requirements
  • Manage QMS documents in Engineering Test Management for full traceability and easy proof of compliance
  • Leverage generic Rail Device traceability tables  

 

Automate Proof of Compliance

  • Leverage ETM’s

    compliant electronic signature functionality 

  • Fully integrate company product design controls
  • Easily set up automated traceability across design, manufacturing, and testing
  • Plan user management and improve release predictability
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Automate Proof of Compliance

  • Leverage RQM’s

    compliant electronic signature functionality for FDA 21 CFR Part 11

  • Fully integrate company product design controls
  • Easily set up automated traceability across design, manufacturing, and testing
  • Plan user management and improve release predictability
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Extend and Reuse Your Work

  • Integrate Requirements with Verification and Validation (Design V&V) processes
  • Drive requirements into Manufacturing
  • Integrate the design Master Validation Plan
  • Execute flawless design transfer
  • Accelerate external exchanges with DOORS NG Round-trip and native RIF/ReqIF 

 

ALM Benefits

  • IBM CLM gives organizations one unified solution that delivers project transparency through real-time aggregated management information. Everyone is aligned around what is being built and why to drive advancement while protecting integrity and compliance. This helps teams respond faster and with better quality to new business opportunities and customer demand.
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ALM Benefits

  • IBM CLM gives organizations one unified solution that delivers project transparency through real-time aggregated management information. Everyone is aligned around what is being built and why to drive advancement while protecting integrity and compliance. This helps teams respond faster and with better quality to new business opportunities and customer demand.

Benefits for Quality Managers

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Automate Proof of Rail Device Compliance

  • Leverage ETM’s compliant electronic signature functionality
  • Full integration of company product design controls
  • Very specific requirements traceability including integration with design, manufacturing, and testing traceability
  • Predictable user management and integrated workflows

 

Create and Manage your company SOPs in IBM CLM

  • Quickly construct

    a QMS traceability table

  • Easily integrate SOP requirements with product requirements
  • Benefit from managing all QMS documents in IBM CLM for multi-directional traceability
  • Effectively plan for and manage internal audits
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Create and Manage your company SOPs in IBM CLM

  • Quickly construct

    a QMS traceability table

  • Easily integrate SOP requirements with product requirements
  • Benefit from managing all QMS documents in IBM CLM for multi-directional traceability
  • Effectively plan for and manage internal audits
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Help your development group manage complexity

  • Integrate ISO standards with product requirements

  • Establish a Rail Device comprehensive traceability table
  • Easily enforce workflows in the product development process 

Enabling the generation of MISRA C/C++ compliant code

  •  You can generate MISRA C compliant code if you add the MISRA C settings and the MISRA C types to your IBM Rhapsody Model.
  • You can generate MISRA C compliant code using MicroC-MXF with the IBM Rhapsody-C model.
  • You can generate MISRA C++ compliant code if you add the MISRA C++ settings and the MISRA C++ types to your Rhapsody Model.

 

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IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management Jazz Platform

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  • Achieve traceability across the lifecycle
  • Enable collaboration
  • Improve quality and speed to market
  • Reuse assets and artifacts by using unique techniques
  • Understand the relationships and impact of change
  • get compliant with external and internal regulations

Capabilities of IBM Jazz Platform

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Collaboration

Enable real-time communication between Analysts, Engineers, QA Members, Project Managers, DevOps Teams and more via threaded discussions, automated link validity check, notifications, alerts, powerful reports & more

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Traceability

Traceability achieved via Browser-Based Solution. You can extend the solution with Eclipse or Visual Studio and even make UML SysML Model Locally and review them in browser

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Reuse

Reuse of requirements, components, configuration management and global configuration management (GCM) through whole platform

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Compliance

Baselines & Snapshots – Browse, search and report any historical state of your project and compare it with the current state. The IBM Jazz platform provides a full audit trail, electronic signatures and helps you to ensure who can see which data

Manage requirements, work items and tests via customizable workflows that ensure that the work items are edited by the right people at the right time. 

Scalability - Rely on the platform which can be deployed for less than 5 people but also several thousand collaborators. You only use what you need

Leverage Out-Of-The-Box Integrations to Extend Functionality via Open APIs like REST, OSLC and other technologies

Leverage Softacus team knowledge & deep IBM technology and industry skills to deploy the platform quickly and with the right process. You can also use our free add-ons and industry templates.

IBM Jazz Platform Components

Main application component installed on the server to provide full traceability

Requirements Management

Requirements Engineering
and Traceability

Engineering DOORS
Next Generation

Requirements & Specifications

Model Based Engineering

MBSE for Systems
and Software

Engineering
Rhapsody

Central Design Storage

Planing & Software Development

Work Items & DevelopmentWork Items & Development

Engineering Workflow Management

Bugs, Tasks

Test & Quality Management

Verification, Validation,
Quality

Engineering
Test Management

Test Goals & Plans ISTQB

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