OLSC Integration for Successful Collaboration
Many organizations use a number of lifecycle tools that need to share data, resources and assets. And while the
existing integration methods are usually based on proprietary point-to-point APIs. With Open Services for Lifecycle
Collaboration (OSLC) there is eaiser and more effective integrations between the many tools that software and
product developers use. OSLC offers a set of rules as to how software development tools present and share their
information with other tools. A well defined set of regulations allows vendors and customers to focus on the ability
of the tools, and not so much on the how the tools will communicate and integrate with each other.
Tools implementing OSLC can interoperate easily using a linked data approach which enables loosely united
integrations with enhanced quality, navigation and traceability of shared data. OSLC removes complexity of multiple
tool integrations, and frees data to be used by ALL tools without having to replicate data. OSLC is a different
approach to tool integration that seeks to integrate the resources managed by those tools into the web of data.
Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration enable tools from different domains to provide common integration
scenario. A good service provider can now connect to variety of ALM tools including HP Quality Center, Microsoft
TFS, SharePoint and Atlassian Jira through OSLC linking. They must have specifications that allow conforming tools
to integrate their data through simple and live linking of artifacts contained in these tools. It must also provide an
Enterprise Service Bus-based ALM integration platform to connect different ALM tools from major vendors and open
With a successful OLSC integration you can create new artifacts in RequisitePro, Quality Center , TFS integration ,
SharePoint and Jira Integration from RTC, RRC and RQM. Users in OSLC Consumer tools will be able to follow the
latest status, updates, activities and comments, as these artifacts are getting worked on by different stakeholders.
With a successful integration, you will be able to update artifacts and collaborate with other stakeholders.
Organizations using JAZZ-based Rational tools can team with a good service provider to quickly integrate with a wide
range of popular ALM tools. A successful OSLC solution will enable the sharing of data through live linking between
application lifecycle artifacts originating from multi-vendor ALM tools from HP, Microsoft, Atlassian to ensure
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