Both experienced and new developers can use either IBM® Rational® Asset Analyzer or the Rational Asset Analyzer for System z® edition to gain insight into an application's structure and interactions with business data. This analysis helps prevent mistakes when you make changes or functional enhancements and leads to more focused testing. Whether you use the web, Eclipse, or RESTful interfaces, you also get the essentials for business rule mining of existing software assets.
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- Implement ongoing analysis and management of business-critical IT applications
Integrating software application analysis with managing changes to source code is a critical part of multiplatform development. Amy Silberbauer describes how to do this in managing the scope and risk of changes, so your plans will be more accurate and you can make better decisions.
- Change management in mainframe applications: Identify assets
Software maintenance can require up to 70% of your IT budget, so managing change to shorten the maintenance cycle, reduce risk, and ensure quality is critical in today's economy. This three-part series explains how to use IBM Rational Asset Analyzer to achieve those goals.
- Change management in mainframe applications: Manage change request scope and risk
Part 2 describes how to perform an impact analysis to manage the scope and risk of a software change request. The focus is on changes to data definitions and data characteristics, but the concepts can be applied to other application components.
- Change management in mainframe applications: Customize impact analysis results
Part 3 describes how to customize the impact analysis results and aggregate those results, using the Custom Query capability in Rational Asset Analyzer. Then you learn you learn how to create a "bill of materials" based on those results and share it with others as a spreadsheet.
- Create reports and dashboards that show where you could cut application costs, Part 3 of 3
Part 3 of 3 shows how to turn data from IBM Rational Asset Analyzer into metrics reports within IBM Rational Insight. Then see how to display those results in graphs and charts in an array of at-a-glance dashboards that show where to cut costs of maintaining all those applications.