I'm sitting in my office in Massachusetts but my thoughts are with the town of Newtown, CT. We at dW Rational are horrified at the great loss they have suffered and, as parents, hold our own children just a little tighter each night, wishing they could do the same. It was with a heavy heart that we finished this week's publish but as we returned our children to normal schedules on Monday, we pushed ourselves to do the same.
We have some great articles for you this, our last publication week of 2012. We look forward to another successful year in 2013. In fact, the first article of 2013 is sitting in my inbox waiting for me to code it before I start vacation. Take care of each other.
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By: Cherifa Mansoura, PhD, Solution Architect, IBM
Cherifa Mansoura explains how disciplined agile delivery and agile requirements practices can scale in a DevOps environment for future maintenance and operations on existing products, and a business analyst can help ensure fruitful collaboration between Development and Operations teams.
Product: Rational Requirements Composer
By: Amy M. Silberbauer, Executive IT Specialist, IBM
A meet-in-the-middle approach to complex service definitions in WSDL, for a complete, multiplatform service.
Product: Rational Application Developer, Rational Developer for System z
By: Swathi Jain, User Assistance Team Lead, IBM and Veena K. Omprakash, Information Developer, IBM
Use Investment Analysis in Rational Focal Point to analyze likely outcomes for software and car manufacturing projects. Part 1 explains how to use the Investment Analysis feature in Rational Focal Point to build a simple financial model for a software project. Part 2 describes a more advanced model for similar car manufacturing projects. It reuses variables for another project and compares financial results.
Product: Rational Focal Point
By: Li Luo, IBM Certified IT Specialist, IBM, José De Jesús, Senior Certified Architect, IBM, and Derrick Wong, Senior Consultant, IBM
Streamline steps, checkpoints, and exceptions by using a Java-based script that processes an external control file.
Product: Rational Build Forge
This week we are also highlighting the following items on our pages that you may find of interest.
IBM Rational Requirements Composer provides the essential business support for teams of all sizes and complexity to define and capture business needs and manage all types of requirements across the project lifecycle. It fosters better business and development collaboration in a web-based requirements community involving a wide set of stakeholders including customers, analysts, developers, testers, etc. Rational Requirements Composer is an important part of IBM's Collaborative Lifecycle Management solution seamlessly integrated with Rational Team Concert and Rational Quality Manager. Through role-based access, project teams can shorten planning cycles and reduce rework cost by aligning development and test effort with requirements and business objectives.