IBM Rational delivers greater value from investments in software and systems. Rational solutions enable organizations to achieve precision in desired business outcomes and execute with reduced risk and cost.
More web content is being consumed via mobile devices and web developers have to be concerned with not only having their applications and content consumed through standard (desktop) computer browsers, but also through smart phones and tablets. There are a number of approaches to developing mobile applications, such as native applications and mobile-friendly portals, and each has its own benefits. Join me in this webcast as we look at some of the ways you can use mobile toolkit APIs, device simulators for testing and other tools that involve the... [More]
It does not matter what you do or work with - if you are a professional soccer player, area manager of an manufacturing business or are the CEO of a Fortune 500 - focus on value will always be of major importance and in order to focus on value the right prioritization needs to be made.
A soccer player will have the option to pass the ball to a team mate or advance through the field with the ball him or herself, the area manager needs to evaluate which projects to run, which segments to focus on and what products to take to market and a CEO... [More]
Walker Royce on Software Econometrics An expert describes a new approach to software project management Imagine you’re lucky enough to take a eight-week tour of Europe. How do you begin making plans? It might be fairly easy to determine your starting point, and where you’ll eventually end the journey. The more you think about it, you’ll certainly imagine a sequence of smaller trips to famous cities, mountains, seaside resorts. But as you scope out the general profile of your tour, would you plan every meal, every evening stroll, every purchase... [More]
Building complex systems using SysML From designing chips to building new airplanes, designers and developers across diverse industries like avionics, signal and image processing, and communications are challenged by rising product complexity. Combined with intense market pressures and compliance to industry standards this increased complexity presents a major challenge to designers of electronic devices. To stay competitive, tight coordination between hardware and software engineers is critical to optimize product quality. This is especially... [More]
Doing things on time and on budget – it does NOT matter if the
things you are doing are the wrong things. Before doing things the correct way,
it’s of vital importance for an organization to secure that the portfolio,
projects and activities are aligned with company strategy and that it’s
prioritized correctly to secure most possible value from a company’s limited
One of the biggest challenges is to make the best compromises
between contradictory projects and activities. For an organization to be
effective and... [More]
A Practical Approach to Quality!
If your software and
systems development team is under 10 people, including coding, testing, and
project management, then your projects may not experience huge difficulties associated
with traceability -- i.e., the discipline that links requirements to test case
and test results. But for larger teams of 30 or more, where even a medium-size
project involves 5,000 requirements and 10,000 test
cases, the complexity can feel overwhelming.
this: If it takes 20 minutes to link the... [More]
Worldwide mobile device sales have skyrocketed. Key drivers of this explosion may include the desire for smart phones with instant access to numerous cool applications at your finger tips and the growth of the Android™ mobile operating system from Google. The popularity of the smart phone can be attributed in large part to software—the invisible thread that enables today’s innovations. It is software, together with systems engineering, that enables what we call a “system of systems”—the ability of software-intensive subsystems such as radio and... [More]
Announcing JazzHub: Rational Team Concert in the Cloud for Academics
Hi, Dan Griffin here. You may remember me from my earlier posting about Ted the Developer . I wanted to share with you some really exciting news that we just announced at Innovate 2011 regarding Jazz.net and our Rational Team Concert product.
As you may remember, professors and academic researchers can register at the IBM Academic Initiative to gain free access to an impressive library of full-version software and course modules including Rational Team... [More]
The economics of mobile application testing
The year 2011 seems to be when a lot of companies are motivated to extend their business applications to support mobile devices. I get asked about how IBM Rational supports mobile application development at least once a day (usually more often than that!). As new smart phones and tablets are projected to become the "client of choice" for internet access ( ZDNet: As Microsoft's monopoly crumbles, its mobile future is crucial ), business application support for them will only intensify in... [More]
If you’re a software developer, project manager, or business leader responsible for software design and delivery, you’re probably too busy to follow the trends in every industry where software is at the center of competitive differentiation. Naturally, because that would be just about every industry. Whether you work in the IT space, or in one of many industries where embedded software is taking systems design to new heights of innovation, the world of development and delivery is a global beehive of partners, stakeholders, and consumers. The... [More]
Innovate 2011: Daily top 5 – Wednesday, June 8
It’s hard to think that Innovate is almost coming to a close and I want to make sure you get to make the most out of the 1.5 days we have left.
Top 5 things you should check out today
Morning general session: You’ve been hearing about innovation and the importance of software all week. This morning we’re showing you one of the ways software has contributed to the amazing advances in technology. At 8:00 a.m. today, come down to the Pacific Ballroom to watch as our 4 contest... [More]
Innovate 2011: Daily top 5 – Tuesday, June 7
Software is the competitive differentiator! Yesterday, Gina Poole, VP Marketing for IBM Rational, joined comedian/actress Felicia Day (“The Guild”) in hosting a session focused on enabling organizations to gain the winning advantage through Software and Systems Innovation.
Kristof Kloeckner, IBM Rational General Manager, opened with the IBM Rational vision: using integration, collaboration and agility to combat complexity and risk, releasing an organization’s ability to innovate. He... [More]
Business Partners make a splash at Innovate 2011
W're currently celebrating our 14th year of IBM's Innovate and many IBM Rational Business partners are issuing some great news this year. Many are announcing that they have achieved 'Ready for IBM Rational' technical validation as well as other exciting news.
Ready for IBM Rational software validation enables organizations to demonstrate and validate the integration between tools and the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform. As a validated provider an organization can gain valuable... [More]
Improving collaboration, tackling complexity
Innovate 2011 showcases ways to handle the intricacies of systems and software delivery
If you’re old enough to have observed the growth of the Internet over the past 15 years, you’ve seen an amazing rise in complexity of information, patterns of interdependency that -- while not technically infinite -- seem to rival the complexity we find in nature. In the same era when we’ve unlocked the human genome with advanced computing power, we’ve also created our own highly complex, interwoven system... [More]
Innovate 2011: Daily top 5 - Monday, June 6
Welcome to Innovate 2011! In these daily updates you’ll find some quick highlights of the things in the day to come along with some of the things you may have missed the day before. Most importantly (for attendees anyway) are the session updates which will be found at the bottom of each post – including room changes and cancellations.
Also, if you can't attend don’t forget to follow along with Innovate conversations .
Top 5 things you should check out today
Day 1 general... [More]