Implementing IBM Rational ClearQuest

An end-to-end deployment guide

IBM® Rational® ClearQuest® gives organizations unprecedented control over software development, helping them fix defects, make enhancements, manage issues, update documentation, and deliver better products, faster. Now there's an easy-to-use ClearQuest deployment guide for every team member--in development, product management, field operations, support, and beyond.

Overview

Implementing IBM Rational ClearQuest brings together all you need to integrate Rational® ClearQuest® into an overarching change-management system that works. Drawing on decades of experience, the authors present a detailed, easyto-use roadmap for each step of ClearQuest deployment, from evaluating business cases through planning, design, and implementation. You will find the industry's clearest, most useful explanations of ClearQuest technology here, along with real-world examples, best practices, diagrams, and actionable steps.

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Links to developerWorks resources (by book chapter)

Chapter 1

There are no developerWorks links in Chapter 1.

Chapter 2

A.2.1 Barry Ewell Simplify your team's evaluation of IBM software tools. IBM developerWorks, March 2004.

A.2.2 Eric Carr, Jian Wei Building a Rational Software Configuration Management Environment for the IBM e-Business Platform. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

A.2.3 Ueli Wahli, Jennie Brown, Matti Teinonen, Leif Trulsson Software Configuration Management: A Clear Case for IBM Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest UCM. IBM Redbooks® 2004.

A.2.4 Geoffrey Bessin The business value of software quality. IBM developerWorks, June 2004.


Chapter 3

S.3.1 Rational staff AnalystStudio integration to view, modify, add,or delete RequisitePro and ClearQuest integrations. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

A.3.2 Tony O'Neill IBM Rational Project Tracker Informational Guide. August 2005.

A.3.3 Joshua Barnes Creating an ROI assessment for implementing IBM Rational solutions. IBM developerWorks, October 2004.


Chapter 4

T.4.1 Rational staff SCM010: Getting Started with IBM Rational ClearQuest. IBM developerWorks, May 2004.

A.4.1 Sandy Wilbourn Using ClearQuest effectively: 10 questions, tips, and tricks for new users. January 2004.

T.4.2 Rational staff SCM010: Getting Started with IBM Rational ClearQuest. IBM developerWorks, May 2004.

S.4.1 Rational staff Sample hooks for users of IBM Rational ClearQuest. IBM developerWorks, 2003. We apologize but this page is no longer available.

S.4.2 Rational staff Restricting attachment size. IBM developerWorks, May 2004.

S.4.3 Rational staff A VB application that generates IBM Rational ClearQuest reports, charts, and more. IBM developerWorks, June 2004.

S.4.4 Rational staff Get reference list and attachment info for reports. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

A.4.2 Rational staff IBM Rational ClearQuest FAQs: working with databases and schemas. IBM developerWorks, May 2004.


Chapter 5

A.5.1 Forrest Xia Customize ClearQuest to isolate records by Owner, Role, or Group. IBM developerWorks, June 2005.

A.5.2 Rational staff Rational ClearQuest FAQs: Working with reports and queries. IBM developerWorks, November 2003.


Chapter 6

T.6.1 Rational staff SCM110: Principles of Defect and Change Tracking with IBM Rational ClearQuest. IBM developerWorks, May 2004.


Chapter 7

A.7.1 Rational staff IBM Rational ClearQuest FAQs: working with databases and schemas. IBM developerWorks, May 2004.

S.7.1 Rational staff Rational ClearQuest Plug-ins. IBM developerWorks, January 2005.

T.7.1 Rational staff SCM420: Mastering IBM Rational ClearQuest Designer 1.0. IBM developerWorks, May 2005.

A.7.2 Catherine Connor Understanding and implementing stakeholder needs: The integration of Rational ClearQuest and Rational RequisitePro. IBM developerWorks, November 2003.

A.7.3 Forrest Xia Customize ClearQuest to isolate records by Owner, Role, or Group. IBM developerWorks, June 2005.

S.7.2 Rational staff Synch Microsoft Windows NT users and IBM Rational ClearQuest user DB. IBM developerWorks, June 2005.

S.7.3 Rational staff Excel macro for converting a company's phone list to an IBM Rational ClearQuest importable user file. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

S.7.4 Rational staff How to implement password security in IBM Rational ClearQuest. IBM developerWorks, June 2004.

S.7.5 Rational staff Synchronize IBM Rational ClearQuest user database with Microsoft Windows. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

S.7.6 Rational staff Users and groups hooks. IBM developerWorks, 2003. We apologize but this page is no longer available.

A.7.4 Rational staff Dark License statistics usage tool. IBM developerWorks, November 2005.

S.7.7 Rational staff External VB application to do something with records not touched in 14 days. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

A.7.5 Forrest Xia Configuring ClearQuest to use DB2 as your back-end RDBMS. IBM developerWorks, June 2004.

A.7.6 Tom Milligan, Jack Wilber Using Perl with the Rational ClearQuest API. IBM developerWorks, September 2002.

A.7.7 Tom Milligan Using Perl with Rational ClearCase Automation Library (CAL). IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

S.7.8 Rational staff How do I get a ClearQuest session using Perl?. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.


Chapter 8

A.8.1 Mike Exum ClearQuest customization best practices. IBM developerWorks, November 2003.

A.8.2 Tom Milligan, Jack Wilber Principles and techniques for analyzing and improving IBM Rational ClearCase performance, Part 2. IBM developerWorks, November 2001.

S.8.1 Rational staff Extended field hooks. IBM developerWorks, 2003. We apologize but this page is no longer available.

S.8.2 Rational staff Field-dependent choicelist hook. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

A.8.3 David Greggs ClearQuest dynamic choice list creation for dependent fields. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

A.8.4 Shmuel Bashan Adaptive workflow in ClearQuest (or: How to create a dynamic state machine). IBM developerWorks, July 2004.

S.8.3 Rational staff SpadeTool: Import/export queries, charts, and reports from an IBM Rational ClearQuest database. IBM developerWorks, July 2005.

S.8.4 Rational staff Hook to perform lookup on external databases not under IBM Rational ClearQuest control. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

S.8.5 Rational staff ClearQuest hook: ChartMgr example with CQPerl. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

S.8.6 Rational staff IBM Rational ClearQuest MultiSite mastership hooks. IBM developerWorks, April 2004. We apologize but this page is no longer available.

S.8.7 Rational staff Create an IBM Rational ClearQuest aging report and chart. IBM developerWorks, June 2004.

S.8.8 Rational staff Synchronize IBM Rational ClearQuest user database with Microsoft Windows. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

S.8.9 Rational staff Accessing a Microsoft Word document from within IBM Rational ClearQuest. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

S.8.10 Rational staff A VB application that generates IBM Rational ClearQuest reports, charts, and more. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

S.8.11 Rational staff IBM Rational ClearQuest hooks index. IBM developerWorks. We apologize but this page is no longer available.

A.8.5 Rational staff Appendix A: A Visual Basic DLL. IBM developerWorks, September 2002.

S.8.12 Rational staff Clear the data in a date field. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.


Chapter 9

A.9.1 Balaji Krish, Nam Le Understanding the IBM Rational ClearQuest Client for Eclipse. IBM developerWorks, December 2004.

A.9.2 Rational staff Rational ClearQuest Client for Eclipse, Version 6.15.0, Release Notes. IBM developerWorks, August 2005.

A.9.3 Stefan Schurman, Karen Wade Integrated SCM for Rational Developer products and Eclipse. IBM developerWorks, January 2005.

S.9.1 Rational staff Schema config tool. IBM developerWorks, June 2004.

S.9.2 Rational staff Alternative IBM Rational ClearQuest e-mail reader. IBM developerWorks, June 2005.

S.9.3 Rational staff Debugging ClearQuest e-mail functionality: e-mail test utility. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

S.9.4 Rational staff Alternative IBM Rational ClearQuest e-mail reader. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

S.9.5 Bob Dorenfeld ClearQuest Hook: Verifying registry settings for SendMail. IBM developerWorks, May 2005.

S.9.6 Rational staff Use IBM Lotus Notes client as a mechanism to send e-mail notifications. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

S.9.7 Rational staff Accessing a Microsoft Word document from within IBM Rational ClearQuest. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

S.9.8 Roger J. Paradis Storing ClearQuest attachments in an FTP area. IBM developerWorks, June 2005.


Chapter 10

A.10.1 Mike Exum A primer on ClearQuest integrations. IBM developerWorks, November 2003.

A.10.2 Rational staff Deployment solutions for Rational ClearQuest. IBM developerWorks, July 2004.

A.10.3 Matthew Magee Good Electonic Records Management (GERM) with IBM Rational ClearCase and IBM Rational ClearQuest. IBM developerWorks, December 2003.

A.10.4 Rational staff IBM Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest FAQ. IBM developerWorks, March 2004.

A.10.5 Catherine Connor Understanding and implementing stakeholder needs: The integration of Rational ClearQuest and Rational RequisitePro. IBM developerWorks, November 2003.

A.10.6 Kevin Lee Realizing continuous integration. IBM developerWorks, September 2005.

S.10.1 Chris Busch Updated: RequisitePro-ClearQuest integrator. IBM developerWorks, June 2004.

A.10.7 Rational staff ClearCase and ClearQuest FAQ. IBM developerWorks, November 2003.

T.10.1 Rational staff SCM215: Essentials of IBM Rational ClearCase UCM for Developers. IBM developerWorks, May 2004.

T.10.2 Kevin Lee Automate software release management and deployment. IBM developerWorks, June 2004.

A.10.8 Stefan Schurman, Karen Wade Integrated SCM for Rational Developer products and Eclipse. IBM developerWorks, January 2005.

A.10.9 Rational staff Unified change management from Rational Software: an activity-based process for managing change. IBM developerWorks, December 2003.

S.10.2 Rational staff Controlling the delivery of ClearQuest-enabled UCM activities. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

A.10.10 Christian Buckley, Darren Pulsipher UCM for Zealots: Moving from Base Install to UCM ClearCase. IBM developerWorks, July 2004.

S.10.3 Rational staff Send a query result via e-mail as a Microsoft Excel attachment. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

A.10.11 Christian Buckley, Darren Pulsipher From soup base to souffle—ClearCase integration strategies. IBM developerWorks, May 2004.


Chapter 11

A.11.1 Rational staff Deployment solutions for Rational ClearQuest. IBM developerWorks, July 2004.

A.11.2 Rational staff IBM Rational ClearQuest FAQs: administering users and projects. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

A.11.3 Rational staff Troubleshooting IBM Rational ClearQuest - problems you may encounter. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

A.11.4 Carlos Ferreira CQWeb: Performance and Tuning. IBM developerWorks, August 2004.

A.11.5 Sam Courtney Adopting and implementing RUP for a maintenance development cycle. IBM developerWorks, November 2004.

A.11.6 Forrest Xia Data Migration in ClearQuest . IBM developerWorks, June 2005.

A.11.7 Rational staff Migrating an IBM Rational ClearCase community to version 2002.05.00. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.


Chapter 12

A.12.1 Leesa Hicks ClearQuest ->CRM synchronization solution. IBM developerWorks, May 2004.

S.12.1 Rational staff ClearQuest MultiSite project management and integration hooks. IBM developerWorks, 2003. We apologize but this page is no longer available.

S.12.2 Rational staff MultiSite: Automated synchronization script. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

A.12.2 Karen Wade Successfully managing geographically distributed development. IBM developerWorks, August 2004.

S.12.3 Rational staff IBM Rational ClearQuest MultiSite mastership hooks. IBM developerWorks, April 2004. We apologize but this page is no longer available.

S.12.4 Andrew Howell ClearQuest Hook: Change of mastership. IBM developerWorks, April 2005.

T.12.1 Daniel Diebolt IBM Rational ClearCase/ClearQuest MultiSite setup. IBM developerWorks, July 2004.

S.12.5 Rational staff How to update user objects via an AdminSession. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

S.12.6 Rational staff IBM Rational ClearQuest MultiSite: automated change of mastership Perl script. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

S.12.7 Rational staff IBM Rational ClearQuest MultiSite mastership hooks. IBM developerWorks, April 2004. We apologize but this page is no longer available.

S.12.8 Rational staff Constraint hooks. IBM developerWorks, 2003. We apologize but this page is no longer available.

S.12.9 Rational staff IBM Rational ClearQuest MultiSite: automated synchronization script. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

S.12.10 Tom Milligan, III CQ import utility (cqload) assistant tool. IBM developerWorks, April 2004.

S.12.11 IBM Rational ClearQuest Multisite multiutil syncreplica automation DOS .bat file with file logging. IBM developerWorks, May 2004.


Epilogue


A.13.1 Christian Buckley, Darren Pulsipher The art of ClearCase deployment. IBM developerWorks, January 2004.