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CM-Consult announced that it now provides a free, fully-functional and unrestricted edition of its flagship product GanttChart for ClearQuest . People who download this free edition are entitled to 15 days of free technical support as well.
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GanttChart for ClearQuest 1.4 is fully compatible with IBM Rational ClearQuest v. 8.0. Free download
Experts from CM-Consult fully adapted GanttChart for IBM Rational ClearQuest v.8.0 . Currently GanttChartforClearQuest supports the following versions of IBM Rational ClearQuest: 6.x, 7.x, and 8.x. Besides, in release 1.4 of GanttChart performance of the application when displaying a large number of tasks was improved.
GanttChart for ClearQuest is a unique plug-in for IBM Rational ClearQuest developed by CM-Consult. It allows project managers, executives, and all team members to view tasks from the project plan. Project managers like GanttChart because it is easy to use. With two clicks GanttChart allows re-planning tasks, and automatically updates the corresponding task fields. That is GanttChart for ClearQuest allows you to plan tasks directly from ClearQuest in real time mode.
Also, project managers will definitely like the ability to visualize the transition tree of each request. This function not only displays the graphic representation of a state chart, but also allows viewing the number of transitions between states (number of loops). If a task was sent for rework several times, this information will be available in the state chart.
The most important feature is that after the installation GanttChart works as a single application with ClearQuest, and allows project managers to save time for planning and re-planning the tasks.
GanttChart is compatible with any ClearQuest schema including standard ALM schema and any customized user schema. Sometimes it is required to perform minor corrections to the custom schema to be able to use all features of the application.
The most important features include:
GanttChart is a powerful complex tool necessary for every manager who uses ClearQuest. Powerful planning and visualization capabilities, and interactive configuration makes GanttChart even more attractive for those who want to save time and get more functionality from ClearQuest.
Currently GanttChart for ClearQuest is available for ClearQuest v.6, v.7, and v.8. English and German interfaces are available. Our company can localize GanttChart for ClearQuest interface for your language within 10-15 days.
You can download 30-day fully functional trial version from our website after filling a short form.
After you fill the form, our representative will contact you, and send you the distribution kit and the license key. The key allows using all functions of the application for 30 days.
Our licensing scheme allows choosing the best service plan for each customer.
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Our product GanttChart for ClearQuest, are now part of the IBM Global Solutions Directory, an online directory containing applications, tools and services from IBM and IBM business partners.
GanttChart for ClearQuest allows to the project managers and administrators:
GanttChart for ClearQuest allows to the project members:
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The GanttChart for ClearQuest tool has proved to be a very successful add-on for the ClearQuest system. It significantly simplifies the planning process in ClearQuest. Standard integration of IBM Rational ClearQuest and MS Project allows solving a number of same tasks that GanttChart solves, but with GanttChart it is much more convenient to work with a large number of heterogeneous relations between change requests, including hierarchical and sequential relations. Besides, there is no need to use two tools at the same time – a project manager can well do with ClearQuest with GanttChart add-on installed.
Our experts have gained much use from this tool. GanttChart flexible settings allow configuring the necessary representation of a Gantt chart to be displayed. Every user has got an opportunity to build “their own” Gantt chart, where they can see the set of tasks assigned to them, and every task can be highlighted by a necessary color depending on its status, that allows the user to organize their working time in the better way. Additionally GanttChart has particularly flexible creating a Gantt chart with any queries.
Christian Häussler, IT Software Development Manager, HUK Coburg AG, Germany.
Das Plug-in „GanttChart for ClearQuest“ hat sich als eine sehr gelungene Erweiterung für ClearQuest herausgestellt, die den Planungsvorgang im ClearQuest deutlich erleichtert. Die Standardintegration von IBM Rational ClearQuest und Microsoft Project ermöglicht zwar einige ähnliche Planungsvorgänge, doch die Arbeit mit einer größeren Anzahl verschiedenartiger Verbindungen zwischen verschiedenen Änderungsanfragen, einschließlich der Hierarchie und Verbindungen einer Abfolge von Anfragen, sind in GanttChart wesentlich besser realisiert. Außerdem braucht man nicht zwei verschiedene Programme gleichzeitig zu benutzen, denn mit GanttChart kann sich ein Projektmanager alleine auf ClearQuest festlegen, ohne regelmäßig umschalten zu müssen.
Unsere Mitarbeiter haben auch viel Nutzen aus GanttChart für sich gezogen. Flexible Einstellungen der Erweiterung GanttChart ermöglichen es, die abgebildete Darstellung des Gantt-Diagramms an die gewünschten Art und Weise anzupassen. Sowohl Projektleiter, als auch Mitarbeiter haben die Möglichkeit erhalten, ein „eigenes“ Gantt-Diagramm zu erstellen, auf dem genau die Zusammenstellung von Aufgaben und Aufträgen dargestellt wird, die ihnen zugewiesen wurden. Jede Aufgabe kann mit einer beliebigen Farbe entsprechend ihrem Status markiert werden. Das ermöglicht es dem Projektleiter einen schnellen Überblick über den Stand seines Projektes zu geben oder dem einzelnen Mitarbeiter, seine Arbeitszeit besser zu organisieren. Über die Möglichkeit, ein Gantt-Diagramm über eine beliebige Queries zu erzeugen ist das Plug-in GanttChart for ClearQuest besonders flexibel.
Christian Häussler, IT Software Development Manager, HUK Coburg AG, Deutschland.
GanttChart in ClearQuest menu
Tasks hierarchy visualization
Tasks hierarchy visualization and plan decomposition at high-level tasks:
GanttChart v 1.0 for ClearQuest. Planing & task visualisation with Gantt Chart
Scenario of the video:
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The major advantage of the GanttChart tool is the ability to graphically represent states of activities. When you have a large number of activities it is difficult to visually represent and estimate them using the grid view only. In such case, a chart is very useful. Another advantage is the possibility to modify dates of activities in graphic view (i.e. in a chart itself) that simplifies data updating in ClearQuest.
This is a usefull and successful solution allowing to simplify a life to ClearQuest users who got used to work with Gantt charts. Visualisation of hierarchy and relationships of change requests of different types allows to accelerate the analysis of a current tasks' status and to make a decision faster.
With GanttChart module my team achieved possibility to plan tasks for change requests resolving right after acceptance, in the same tool, without any intermediate steps. I recommend this tool as a rapid-planning extension to all teams, which use ClearQuest.
CM-Consult’s GanttChart is a product that was wanted by many project managers using IBM Rational ClearQuest. It allows executing almost every PM’s task within IBM Rational ClearQuest in a new and agile way.
Vasily Razuvaykin, former Rational sales specialist, IBM (2005-2007)
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To facilitate installation and use of our GanttChart for ClearQuest solution, we provide special configuration files within the installation package that allow automatically configure the program to use the ALM schema. You can also download the configuration files from our web site. Configuration files allow facilitating the GanttChart for ClearQuest configuration if the ALM schema is used (see 5. Configuring GanttChart for ClearQuest with supplied configuration). If you use another schema, it is recommended that you read the User Guide to be able to configure GanttChart for ClearQuest manually according to your ClearQuest schema. Our solutions are compatible with any ClearQuest schema. If you have difficulties with configuration, contact our support service. In complex cases we can release the package for your ClearQuest schema that will allow you to use our solutions to the maximum...
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CM-Consult Company announces the release of the new solution that performs background tracking of time an owner spends on task fulfillment. This solution is designed to ease estimation of task duration. Mechanisms underlying TimeTraker functioning allow saving ClearQuest licenses used. You can download a demo version from our web site after filling in the simple form.
Rational ClearQuest TimeTracker allows you to improve the
process of estimating time actually spent on tasks and increase
effectiveness of working time planning, both personal and of the whole
project. It also allows saving ClearQuest licenses
ClearQuest TimeTracker allows you to launch tracking of time spent on tasks by the single mouse click.
Since ClearQuest Time Tracker automatically gets the list of tasks and updates task statuses, the time an employee spends working with ClearQuest significantly reduces, that allows saving up to 40% of ClearQuest licenses. Such saving is achieved due to decrease of user session duration in ClearQuest.Solution type: Application.
Prerequisites: Requires IBM Rational ClearQuest installed in the system.
Delivery type: Windows distributive.
Compatibility: Compatible with ClearQuest 7.0 and upper.
Multilanguage support: Yes.
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GanttChart for ClearQuest 1.3 is a plug-in for IBM Rational ClearQuest 7.1 or later version. This plug-in is of interest for everybody who uses IBM Rational ClearQuest and who lacks for project management functionality. The module does not substitute the existing project management tools. It just adds operational slices into IBM Rational. For most users, the functions provided by the plug-in are enough for planning and operation management (see more info).
New features in version 1.3:
1. Ability to display the owners workload diagram on basis of the selected diagram or in general by projects
The module is made in the form of Plug-in for IBM Rational ClearQuest 7.0 and upper. This module is intended for every person who uses IBM Rational ClearQuest and is short of project management capabilities. The module does not substitute for existing project management tools but adds the operational sections into IBM Rational. For the most experienced users the functions of this module will be absolutely enough for ad-hock planning and operational management of their projects.
Scenario of the video:
GanttChart v 1.0 for ClearQuest. The module of the visualization of the ClearQuest tasks hierarchy...
'GanttChart 1.0 for ClearQuest' Модуль отображения иерархии и планирования задач ClearQuest в виде диаграммы Ганта
Визуализация иерархии между запросами на изменение в IBM Rational ClearQuest с использованием ‘GanttChart’