How to let the team know what you want in CICS - use RFE !
JoeWinchester 110000DQA0 Comments (4) Visits (15012)
CICS is now available in RFE - "Request for Enhancements". This lets you give us feedback in CICS-land for ideas of where we could make changes and improvements, as well as collaborate with other RFE users by browsing all requests - voting on them - and making comments. It's sort of like CICS meets social media!
Here is an example of a search for all CICS Transaction Server RFEs:
Here are the RFE actions you'll see when viewing an RFE- including vote:
We - IBMers - can see stuff that gets added. If you create something in the WebSphere - CICS - Explorer bit of RFE I'll get an email about it in my in-box. I can then add comments that will get emailed back to you so we can chat about the issue or, if I feel someone else is more knowledgeable I'll get him or her to engage with you.
(Update on 4 Jan 2012)
Oh, and when you write comments, other users can see the overall idea and add their own comments and vote on the idea. What this means is that if there is anything you don't want others to see then don't use RFE, you should contact IBM through your client rep or technical sales folks or IBM advocate, or another more private route. The advantage of RFE though is precisely because it is public - if others like things and add ideas and vote for it - then this can help to refine the solution and also add weight to it - which means we can get really good content designed and specified in the open.
(Update on 27 May 2014)
(Update on 30 July 2019)