Before you start
In this tutorial, you will learn some of the basic tasks for using IBM® Rational® ClearCase® and IBM® Rational® ClearQuest® for team software development, and the organizational roles associated with those actions. You will learn how these tools are used by project managers to assess and assign changes, by developers to implement new changes and deliver them to the team, and by build and quality managers to test, promote and release new builds.
This series is for users interested in trying some of the change and configuration management capabilities of Rational ClearCase and Rational ClearQuest without installing or configuring the tools. This evaluation provides both tools in a ready to use state from inside a single Eclipse-based shell. By the end of the evaluation, you should have a feel for how Rational ClearCase and Rational ClearQuest work together to provide a complete change and configuration management solution.
This tutorial provides a basic introduction to Unified Change Management using Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest to manage the software development lifecycle. Part 2, presents an overview of Rational ClearQuest and how it is used alone to manage defects, enhancements and other changes. Part 3 describes how to perform the basic tasks within Rational ClearCase.
In this tutorial you will be fulfilling the role of several stakeholders in the software development process including: project lead, developer, integrator and release engineer. By acting in these roles, you will work a defect through the development lifecycle; from submission to completion. Along the way you will observe how Rational ClearCase and Rational ClearQuest work together to control and manage the process of change in software development.
Basic knowledge of Rational ClearQuest and/or Rational ClearCase or configuration management concepts is helpful, but not required. Once you start the trial, you have three hours to explore the application. We recommend that if you are new to Rational ClearCase and/or Rational ClearQuest, you use our evaluation guide to explore some core features.
The online trial program uses the Citrix® Access Gateway™ platform to provide you a connection from your workstation to a remote server running the IBM product you are evaluating. You will need to download Citrix client software before using the online trial program. You can download the Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server client at no charge from the Citrix site; many versions, including versions for Microsoft® Windows and Linux® platforms, are available. After you install the client, you will be asked to restart your browser. If you do not have the Citrix client installed when you attempt to acce