Why Jama

Jama enables efficient system development across your organization.

It’s Time for the V-Model to Evolve.

Systems development is more complex than ever because of today’s integrated architectures, Internet of Things (IoT) demands and consumer expectations. The traditional V-model no longer reflects the iterative, interconnected product lifecycle in today’s fast-moving world.


Modern products are continuously transforming. Workflow and decision-making are iterative and dynamic.

With complex product variants and compliance requirements, teams need Jama's real-time traceability to identify the gaps and dependencies between people and data, throughout the development lifecycle.


Concepts and Requirements Connect People With the Work.

Jama creates a digital thread of context and accountability. Proposed systems characteristics and actual operational results drive business value into the product.

Requirements connect, guide and inform people, tasks and trade-offs. Live traceability aligns asynchronous development teams for agile systems engineering.

Learn more about Jama’s traceability features.


The Bridge to Implementation is Detailed Design

Design in isolation is doomed. With Jama, upstream technical requirements directly reference higher-level user needs and system capabilities.

Real-time collaboration between managers, users/operators and technical personnel drives early requirements synthesis and design agreement. Where diagrams or models are necessary for clarity, Jama helps through native apps and integrations.

See some of the integrations that Jama supports.


Implementation is Where Cost is Highest

During implementation, hardware and software teams often build at different paces. Teams lose context in transitions. Decisions and conversations are lost in isolated documents or systems.

With Jama, real-time changes and decisions are always visible, so engineers can ask questions and notify stakeholders throughout implementation.

See how Jama connects to development and task tools via Tasktop.


Verification and Validation is Not an End State

Verification and validation should not be a final, wholesale activity. Teams benefit from incremental checks to inform necessary changes and pivot toward better products.

Jama supports manual test tracking, as well as integrations with automation and simulation test tools. Traceability start to finish improves quality and increases team and stakeholder confidence.

See how Jama integrates with validation and testing tools


Ongoing Maintenance Requires a Connected Feedback Loop

Just a few years ago, operations and maintenance meant simple monitoring and occasional updates. But today, the increase of software and connectivity means frequent software releases – increasing pressure and visibility on this step of the V-model.

Jama provides real-time information about how reused requirements change over time and across product variants, streamlining ongoing field maintenance and upgrades.

Learn more about Jama’s reuse capabilities.



Your data shouldn’t be held hostage by a vendor. Jama provides an open REST API for custom integrations. Need a bit more help? We also offer tailored professional service engagements, including an option to migrate legacy data from IBM Rational DOORS.


Software suites are being passed over in favor of small tools that solve niche problems. The more these tools can work together, the better. Jama continually strives to enable seamless exchange of data and this will continue to evolve as standards like ReqIF and OSLC grow in popularity.

See How Jama Helps Solve Challenges Across Different Industries