Patent Number: 8,793,149

Title: Meta data model for managing work products and deliverables

Abstract: A method and program product for managing work products by utilizing a data model that provides traceability between business requirements and implemented services. The data model includes functional requirement, process element, business service, service design and service component asset types, and the relationships between the asset types. The asset types and the relationships provide a tracing between the functional requirement and the implemented service. In one embodiment, the tracing includes generating a series of displays in response to hyperlink selections. The series of displays include details of related instances of the functional requirement, process element, business service, service design, and service component asset types.

Inventors: Chen; Jane (Malvern East, AU)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06Q 10/00 (20120101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018