Earlier articles in this series used the Eclipse-based rich client interface to work with Rational Team Concert, but this tutorial focuses on the web interface, instead. The web interface is particularly useful for all stakeholders of a project that do not want to install a rich client for the tool or for those whose job responsibilities might take them away from their primary workstation to places where they have only browsers and network connections.
With Rational Team Concert Version 2.0, the web interface has been enhanced, so that it now offers almost the full functionality of Rational Team Concert for agile planning. Formerly, many functions were available only by using the rich client interface. With Version 2.0, only work item categories and most of the project configuration must be defined by using the rich client interface.
Throughout this article, we distinguish between the web interface (accessed by using a browser) and the rich client interface (Eclipse or Microsoft Visual Studio).
This tutorial shows how to set up the tool and how to create an initial project by using the Rational Team Concert 126.96.36.199 web interface.
This tutorial is based on the case study that Mike Cohn discussed in his book titled Agile Estimating and Planning (see Resources). It describes a small team that is set up to develop a new computer game called "Havannah." This tutorial shows how to set up Rational Team Concert to reflect this team and project and how the team creates plans and adds work items to these plans.