In the third demo of this three-part series that shows how to enact IBM® Rational® Method Composer process descriptions in IBM® Rational Team Concert™, we use a sample scenario: The JKE organization needs to develop an HR system to manage its resources. They decide that adopting a commercial off-the-shelf (or COTS) product is more viable than developing a system from scratch. However, the company has no previous experience with COTS development, so they decide to look into whether there are practices that can guide them through selecting, adapting, and deploying the COTS software.
Rational Method Composer Version 7.5.1 provides new Rational Team Concert interoperability, including work item template export and creation of plans and work items in based on proven process patterns. Practitioners can get the relevant process and practice guidance directly, in the context of their work assignments, and method authors can use Rational Team Concert for configuration and change management of their process assets. In addition, because Rational Method Composer and the Rational Team Concert for Eclipse client can share a common user interface, by using a procedure known as shell sharing, team members can quickly and easily update their team process descriptions within the Rational Team Concert for Eclipse client.
The Rational Team Concert work item service is shared by the other CLM tools in the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM), which is based on Jazz™ technology: IBM® Rational® Quality Manager, Rational® Requirements Composer, and Design Manager. Therefore, many of these capabilities are also available to those who use those tools.
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- For more information, see the Integrating with Rational Team Concert topic in the Rational Method Composer and Practices wiki.
- For where to find detailed information and specifications, see the Rational Method Composer page on developerWorks.
- Explore the Rational software area on developerWorks for technical resources, best practices, and information about Rational collaborative and integrated solutions for software and systems delivery.
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Ricardo is an IBM senior software engineer and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with 18 years of experience in the complete software development lifecycle, both processes and tools. As a consultant, he is experienced in helping companies adopt tools and best practices for better and more predictable software development and delivery. As a program manager, he is experienced with delivering product releases that involve working with a cross-functional team throughout technical and business decision checkpoints. And as a software designer and developer, he has experience in industrial process automation and banking systems. His specialties include the software development lifecycle (SDLC), requirements management, object-oriented analysis and design, agile and traditional development methods, project management, training, and mentoring.