A New Wave of Innovation_SUM
Historically, mechatronic development teams have worked in separate silos, with distinct development time lines, processes, and tool chains. Today, time pressures force teams to work together in parallel, which in turn requires fundamental changes in the approach to product development. Teams must target the building of an integrated tools and process platform from the users’ perspective. Since no one vendor will provide all the tools in the tool chain, openness and the ability to integrate tools from multiple vendors are fundamental characteristics needed in the platform. The Jazz Integration Architecture targets the goal of "enabling diverse tools to be used together providing an integrated experience to their users." To help fulfill the vision of the Jazz platform, the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) initiative defines a standard set of protocols for interoperability between tools, data, and workflow.
Keywords: Mechatronic, Jazz Integration Architecture, Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration, OSLC, team collaboration, workflow, integration, linked data, project management, Rational Team Concert