Software is quickly becoming an essential element of the products and systems that power our everyday lives. From GPS devices in your car to implantable medical devices that deliver information directly to the doctor’s office, the products we use every day are more intelligent, interconnected and instrumented. These smart, new products comprise embedded and real-time software along with electronic and mechanical components, making them highly complex and riddled with interdependencies. Systems and software development teams creating these complex products are being put to the test by conflicting priorities such as faster time to market, demands for higher quality and increasing governance requirements. This white paper explores how IBM Rational software integrated offerings can help gain the traceability you need to ensure overall product quality.