This week, we call on Murali Dhandapani, an IBM Certified IT Specialist in Systems Management who currently leads the infrastructure deployment for Rational Team Concert, Quality Manager, and Insight at IBM Software Lab, India. Before taking on his current role, he spent 10 years in various facets of IT and has gained experience in Linux, Unix, virtualization, high-availability solutions and Rational Source control management tools. Wondering how he does it all?
1. What is the one action you have taken that has accounted for most of your success?
I have applied a clear focus on what I do.
2. What inspired you to write an article on this specific topic?
The migration from CMVC to Rational Team Concert involves some configuration on the server side and huge customization work in the project area for importing the Defects and Features from CMVC to Rational Team Concert. When I was working for the closure of this activity, I decided that others who work on [this] migration for their projects should not struggle much to achieve it. This resulted in an article.
3. Have you seen this particular scenario in your own organization?
Yes. We did a proof-of-concept for a customer in our organization.
4. What communities, forums or user groups do you turn to for help or technical insight?
developersWorks, jazz.net and I also turn to developers and product support engineers on times.
5. How do you keep up with changes in the industry?
One has to read a lot, practice a lot, discuss a lot and share a lot. I am trying to do this.
Murali is currently working on a Redbook on PowerHA. He also participates as an SME reviewer for the IT specialist certification board activities. In his spare time, he enjoys going to movies and traveling with his wife and kid, their soonest vacation coming up in May.
Given his experience and the possibilities for how Jazz-based tools can be used to manage change and configuration, we're thankful that he's sharing his expertise in this week's two-part series migrating CMVC to Rational Team Concert.
Check out many of Murali's other articles on developerWorks. Like all of our authors, he appreciates any feedback that you have or suggestions for topics.