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Getting started roadmap for Rational Team Concert- Article author: Dejan Custic, Persistent Systems Ltd. Rational Team Concert (RTC) is a collaborative tool that helps software development teams organize work and monitor progress in an agile, continuous delivery environment. Continuous delivery is about delivering software frequently. It focuses on speeding up the deployment pipeline – from source code to customer-executable code. Increasing delivery speed often necessitates increasing agility – the need to make changes to code (and to designs) frequently either to correct design faults or to adjust to changing customer demands. With the following features, RTC assists teams to be agile and to deliver continuously. Note: The resources listed on this page were created for a specific release, but also apply to later releases. [Read more...]
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Rational Team Concert - Quick Planner Demo: This video demonstrates the Quick Planner feature in Rational Team Concert.
Rational Team Concert Quick Planner Next Preview: This video previews the Quick Planner Next generation features in Rational Team Concert available as a technical preview in the 6.0.4 release.
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When you have a custom mandatory field on our defect record type (Found In Environment) and When you create a new defect record in My Stuff, this field ( Found In Environment) is not visible (able to select).
How do I add it to the toolbar in My Stuff together with the standard attributes; Type, Description, Filed Against, Severity and so on?
Use the Explorer to navigate to RTC MyStuff >> When you type ctrl+space the supported custom attributes will be listed.
Supported custom attributes:
Unsupported custom attributes:
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I would like an example of running an ETL Job Item as simply Running the process fails.
Users see the Activated record and assume they can click Run Process and will get results. There is actual need to enter a set of restraining data to get results.
Every ETL Job Item is different. You need to fill in information to the record in order to get the results necessary for the transformation or processing.
A complete list of field requirements and processing possibilities can be found in the manual link below.
This blog entry is for a sample run of a Survey Fact ETL Job Item.
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In this day in age, security is a very hot topic and as soon as one vulnerability pops up, it is addressed and mitigated, another one is found. It is a vicious circle of identifying and addressing that does not seem to let up. In our fixpack release notes, information regarding mitigation of vulnerabilities that were addressed without an APAR is listed. And sometimes, a vulnerability could be addressed as an APAR.
The reason I am mentioning security vulnerabilities is that sometimes, when they are resolved, there is an effect that impacts existing functionality and it may not always be clear. Sometimes, the result of fixing these vulnerabilities can “change” functionality.
As an example, in the 3.5.2 release, there is mention of an APAR related to external URL navigation items will now open in a new window to avoid cross origin scripting vulnerabilities. Prior to the 3.5.2 release, if you used an external URL in the navigation, it just opened in the same window. We have seen some issues where clients wanted the original design, but that is no longer possible since the change was made as a result of fixing a security vulnerability. The current behavior is correct and cannot revert to the old design. So in this case, there was an APAR referenced. But in others, there may not be. You can look at the 22.214.171.124 release notes (found here http
As the product develops and security vulnerabilities are found and addressed, it could mean a change in how something works. Reading the release notes can be a source of information but it may not always be clear why something changed. We all know change is hard, especially when we are so used to it working a certain way. I don’t know about you, but if the change was made to address a security vulnerability, I can live with that and accept the change.
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Let's step away from serious business for a moment and take some time for a bit of fun.... We recently found this excellent deck on Slideshare and couldn't resist sharing with you all here as well!
#CloudHaiku: The Poetry of the Cloud - Poetry can be found nearly everywhere you look in the tech world. It can certainly be found in the cloud and today’s thriving open technology communities. Never have there been such an abundance and sophistication among open source projects. These communities are producing some of today’s most important and sophisticated technology that will serve as the backbone for an exciting future in cloud, cognitive and data/analytics. It is in this spirit that we decided to pose the #CloudHaiku challenge to some of today’s most brilliant minds in cloud and open tech. Enjoy the result below!
At ﬁrst glance, the cloud doesn’t lend itself to poetry. If Shakespeare were alive today, the object of his sonnets probably wouldn’t be virtual machines, bare metal, publ
It’s in this spirit that we decided to pose the #CloudHaiku challenge to some of today’s most brilliant minds in cloud and open tech. Industry leaders like Lorinda Brandon (CapitalOne), Kris Borchers (JS Foundation), Al Gillen (IDC), Leslie Carr (Clover Health), Rich Miller (Telematica) and so many more were kind enough to lend their voice to this experiment. We’ve compiled just a sample of our favorites in this eBook. But #CloudHaiku doesn’t stop here. Post yours to Twitter using the #CloudHaiku hashtag and challenge a friend, colleague or fellow open source community member to do the same. Learn more about the work IBM is doing to support an open cloud ecosystem at bit.
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Introducing Maximo QBR Dynamic Query Configuration - Overview of new Dynamic Query configuration features for Ad Hoc reporting introduced with Maximo 126.96.36.199!
Demo of Maximo QBR Dynamic Query Configuration - Demonstration of Maximo QBR Dynamic Configuration introduced in Maximo 188.8.131.52! This video is a followup to the overview features introduced above and at http
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We've included some highlights below.
Jazz Foundation 6.0.4
DOORS Next Generation 6.0.4
Rational Quality Manager 6.0.4
Rational Rhapsody Design Manager 6.0.4
Rational Team Concert 6.0.4
Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager 6.0.4
Rational Rhapsody 8.2.1
Rational Publishing Engine 2.1.2
For additional information about the new releases refer to
Improve requirements management with IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation - Using office tools for requirements management is like using scissors to cut your lawn. Use the right tool with Rational DOORS Next Generation. Check out the Doors Next Generation free trial today and see how it has requirements management rede
IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation: Terminology and Basic Concepts - This introductory presentation focuses on basic concepts and terminology that one should know when working with IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation.
IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation Tour: Import, Edit, Trace, and Analyze Requirements - In this video, you will learn how to use Rational DOORS Next Generation to import and review requirements, add traceability links between those requirements, analyze the data, and then export it.
Check out the Doors Next Generation free trial today and see how it has requirements management rede
Sometimes a user that supposedly has licenses for a form or portal is not being able to see it, so how do I determine if some license is missing or if the licenses I have are enough? This question often comes up when users start reporting they can not access portions of the application and call in complaining about it.
The best way to see it is to log as an Admin user, for instance "system" and follow these instructions:
In the below example you see that a user accessing via Cloud needs license "IBM Facilities and Real Estate Management on Cloud Enterprise" to access the Contact Center (form triContactCenter).
If you have questions on specific licenses, contact your sales representative from IBM or Business Partner. They are able to see what you are entitled of.
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Rational Quality Manager: Best Practices Part 1 - In this video you will learn how to use Rational Quality Manager effectively to manage the testing process. The first part of the video covers: - Test Planning and Construction - Test Plan - Test Case - Test Suite - Test Script [Watch the video here!]
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Maximo - Finding and downloading latest feature pack and IFIX: How to find and download the latest Maximo Asset Management feature pack or IFIX. By David Leftwich
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Many developers are familiar with IBM's Configuration Management Version Control (CMVC) system. Some might question whether it's worthwhile to migrate to a newer lifecycle management platform. While it is possible to use CMVC to coordinate tasks and workflow throughout the development cycle, CMVC's relatively simple two-tier architecture lacks many of the features of Rational Team Concert. In addition to the basic version control and management features in CMVC, Rational Team Concert offers continuous builds, iteration planning, and process templates, which make it easy to configure and manage various work item types and workflows.
Migrate your CMVC workflow to Rational Team Concert, Part 1: Set up and configure your migration path with CMVC-RTC Connector Plugin 2.3 - This tutorial is for developers and managers currently using CMVC who are ready to migrate to Rational Team Concert. We'll walk through the complete migration path, including tips for working around synchronization issues between the two platforms for an optimal migration. [Read more...]
Migrate your CMVC workflow to Rational Team Concert, Part 2: Configure the Defect/Feature Importer to migrate CMVC work items to Rational Team Concert - The CMVC-RTC Connector Plugin includes several tools useful for synchronizing CMVC and Rational Team Concert™, including the Defect/Feature Importer and CMVC-Rational Team Concert SCM Importer. In Part 1, you installed and set up the CMVC-RTC Connector 2.3 plugin on your RTC Eclipse client, then prepared your RTC server and client environments for migration. Here in Part 2, you'll begin migrating work items and source code from CMVC to Rational Team Concert. [Read more...]
Migrate your CMVC workflow to Rational Team Concert, Part 3: Extract and import your source code to Rational Team Concert - Moving source code from your current and previous CMVC projects is the final stage in migrating your software development lifecycle to Rational Team Concert™. Learn how to configure the CMVC-Rational Team Concert SCM Importer to safely and efficiently extract your project source code, then import it to your Rational Team Concert client repository. See Part 1 for instructions to install and setup the CMVC-RTC Connector Plugin 2.3. See Part 2 if you need help configuring the Defect/Feature Importer to migrate CMVC work items to Rational Team Concert. [Read more...]
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Rational Team Concert 6.0.3 - Shell enhancements: In this video, Deepak Shetty demonstrates the shell enhancements made available in Rational Team Concert 6.0.3.
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If you're a user of Rational Team Concert then you know it's a robust, well integrated source code management system. But, it is challenging for line of business users and project executives of cross-project programs to get an overview of a project from a single place. To overcome the challenge of tracking progress on multiple team projects, you can use a customized IBM Rational Team Concert dashboard. The dashboard is created at the program level and customized in a way that scrum masters and executives can access the information relevant to them. Check out the articles below to help you along the way with customizing dashboards, integrating with Git, and getting a developer's perspective on joining a team and delivering work.
Build a customized dashboard in Rational Team Concert using Report Builder - There's a good chance you've led a project that contains several teams and spans multiple projects and or releases. All the teams work simultaneously on different components, all leading toward the development of a single product. On projects like this, a high-level overview of the status of these releases and teams that compares specific aspects of the parallel releases from one centralized location is beneficial. Learn how to apply an agile perspective and use software like IBM Rational Team Concert and Jazz Reporting Service to give you visibility into projects with this tutorial. [Read more...]
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Four ways to avoid IoT data fatigue - by Jayant Hardikar - IoT technologies are already well under way to revolutionize every industry ranging from transportation and buildings to manufacturing and environment. With the explosion of sensors, sensor data, innovative ideas of how to harness all the data and vendors who are implementing solutions, there is a real danger of causing data fatigue for the organizations using these solutions, not to mention the end-user or consumer. [Read more...]
Increase office space efficiency with IoT - by Sarah Dudley - Did you know that it costs between $4,000 – $14,000 per year for a workspace for one employee? For a small company of only 100 workers, you’re looking at over a million dollars. For companies with employees in the thousands or hundreds of thousands, that number quickly turns into hundreds of millions, if not billions. This cost covers items such as rent, utilities, desks, tax, insurance, phone services, coffee and snacks, cleaning services, etc. However, despite all of this space – 12 billion feet just in the U.S. – and the costs associated with it, nearly 50% of it sits unoccupied or under-utilized for the majority of the day. [Read more...]
How to self-assess your asset management progress - by Scott Stukel - I work with many organizations with great maintenance programs who feel they are ready to expand into the “World Class” Asset Management realm, but struggle with defining where exactly they are, where they want to go, and how to get there. Some have developed solid high level strategies and possess necessary leadership commitment to move forward; yet, they struggle with making the rubber meet the road. Other groups may have stellar reliability and condition based maintenance capabilities, but fail to connect maintenance, reliability, and the business goals. [Read more...]
IBM’s Harriet Green named as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2017 - by Hannah Merry - This year sees Fast Company name IBM’s Harriet Green as one of its 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2017. From senators to creative directors, this award gives recognition to leaders who are shaping the future of business in the most creative ways. Today’s quick shifting business landscape requires experts of business, art, technology, and social good to act on their visions in fearless ways. As part of this exclusive community of influencers around the globe, Harriet will join the ranks of Fast Company’s Most Creative People community. [Read more...]
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Maximo - How to configure Service Layers in Spatial 7.6: A walk through of configuring service layers in Maximo 7.6 by Leandro Pastore
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Here's a developerWorks recipe designed to connect a Texas Instruments AM335x BeagleBone and BLE Bluetooth® Smart BLE SensorTag to the IBM Watson IoT Platform using the IBM Watson IoT Platform Quickstart Service
Overview- PrepareGet Debian Linux for your BeagleBone (if you have BeagleBone Black rev C, you already have Debian and can skip this step). You can install Debian Linux on a Micro SD card and boot the BeagleBone from there. For downloading Debian Linux and booting from a Micro SD card, see http
Continue reading the recipe here
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There are many reasons and installation scenarios that can cause Report, specially BIRT ones to fail to export due time out.
Excel exports are often the ones you can observe because all the file formatting happening during export.
Let's focus on Liberty installations, but this recommendation can be used to other web server with some tweaks.
Most of the times this is related to time-out settings, specially for HTTPS (SSL/TLS) connections. A good troubleshooting is performing the same in a HTTP connection, does the report exports? If so, take note of the time you need to export it and plan to extend time-out in HTTPS connections to at least the double of the time.
This is documented in the HTTP Endpoint entry in Liberty Knowledge Center link below:
Look for the sslOptions and also double check the ones for http, all time-outs be equally increased.
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Value Add Offerings - IBM Support offers pre-defined block hours of remote support for tasks such as installation, configuration, migration, and performance tuning. Learn more in this IBM Electronic Support video:
See our IBM Watson Internet of Things Value Add Offerings and more in the IBM Marketplace here!
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If you are an administrator for TRIRIGA, chances are you have access to Security Manager, which is responsible for granting access to the TRIRIGA applications through the security groups. Prior to 3.5.2, the only way to view security access was to go to the Access tab and then select the Access Configuration sub-tab. That is where you would grant (or remove) access. However, it is not very user friendly in terms of finding something and looking what the overall picture of the access of the selected security group. So in 3.5.2, a new sub-tab was access to the Access tab called Access Summary.
The Access Summary tab will show you in a column format, the permissions of the module/business object, form, tab and section. You are able to filter by each of those fields. But only the module/business object and form filters will have a drop down list. The rest of the filters are free form text so be careful when entering data into them.
It is worth noting that when you go to the Access Summary, it will take a little bit for the data to come up. This is because of the query used to extract all that data. Once you have the data up, you can start using the filters to look at the access. what modules/business objects it has. Or if there is a specific form you want to look at. The permissions field will show the specific permission, if it's Read, No Access or the name of the action, like Asse
This tab should now make it much easier to identify what a security group has access to. If you find yourself limited with what you want to do within the tab, there is an Export button, that will export the data into a tab delimited .txt file. When you click on the Export button, you will get a message letting you know that it will run in the background and you will receive a notification when it is complete. You will want to monitor your Notification notices. It should also be noted that the file is exported to the application server, not your local server. The path of where the file can be found will be in your notification. If you don't have access to the servers, you will need to reach out to your system administrators to get the file for you. Here is what the file will look like when it is imported into Excel.
So there you have it - an easier way to view the access of a security group.
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In TRIRIGA's Data Modeler, there are 2 methods to add a field to your business object: Add and Find. How do I know when to use them and what really is the difference?
Add is when you are creating a new field that has never existed before. It should only be used for creating brand new fields that do not exist. This not only adds the field to TRIRIGA but it will add t to the database. For example, you want to add the field cstNewField1TX to the business object triContract and it does not exist on any other business object. So you would use Add to add the field.
Find is used when you want to add a field whose name already exists. For example you want to add cstNewField1TX to the business object cstMyObject. We know from above that cstNewField1TX was already added (and we will assume published). You would use Find to search for the field and it would add it to your business object, with all the same information. Then, it can be modified for this particular business object, except for the field name and data type.
If you are looking for a specific type of data - say a Start Date, you would use the Find action to look to see if a Start Date exists and re-use on your business object.
Why does this matter? Because, if you added cstNewField1TX to your business object, you could get errors because that field name already exists on a different object. It could cause confusion seeing the same name more than once in the database. Even if you remove the field, you are removing the field from TRIRIGA, not necessarily from the platform.
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IBM TRIRIGA Support does all that we can to assist our clients, however; there are processes in place to help ALL of our clients get a consistent level of help.
To help you understand our PMR and APAR process, please see the following:
A Service Request (SR) or Problem Management Report (PMR) is created to request assistance from IBM TRIRIGA Support to help with investigating a problem or to request an answer to a question regarding TRIRIGA.
Due to the complexities of the environments supported and the potential scope of work involved in problem investigation with enterprise software, it may take some time to complete an investigation and can result in a number of outcomes; such as the following SR/PMR resolutions:
With each of these outcomes, IBM TRIRIGA Support has completed their investigation and the SR/PMR has been resolved. What happens next?
When a SR/PMR is resolved as question answered, the PMR is closed and no further action is necessary.
When a SR/PMR is resolved as working as designed, the client is provided with the information needed to take advantage of IBM's Request for Enhancement (RFE) Community. Opening an RFE (Request for Enhancement) allows you to communicate directly with product management and community peers. This request will be reviewed and voted for by all of our clients and support will prioritize based on client response. A client can lobby for an enhancement by engaging other clients to vote and might even post a blog or forum post to gain visibility. Accepted RFEs will be scheduled for inclusion in future releases of TRIRIGA.
When a SR/PMR is resolved as being outside of the scope of support, it means that the assistance requested is not supported by the support agreement and will require a services engagement or support from another vendor. Examples of requests outside the scope of support may include requests for assistance in customizing reports or business logic. Unsupported requests also include support for 3rd party hardware and software products like web servers, load balancers, firewalls, network devices, and/or anything that is not developed and shipped by the IBM TRIRIGA Product team.
When a SR/PMR is resolved as a defect, a new record is created in the system of record to track the resolution of defects. This new record used for tracking the resolution of a defect is called an APAR (Authorized Program Analysis Report). Once an APAR is created, the investigation phase of the reported problem SR/PMR is complete and the SR/PMR record is closed.
At this point, it is now up to the IBM team to verify root cause and provide a fix for the reported issue. This support process is now being tracked and worked as an APAR since there is no more investigation to be done.
When TRIRIGA Support is working on an APAR, we guide our clients who are interested in the progress of the defect to subscribe to the APAR online. This allows them to receive notifications related to the APAR such as when the fix is available for download. We provide instructions on how to subscribe to the APAR online as part of the PMR closure process. No one is required to do this, but if you want notifications on the status of the fix for the defect, you must subscribe.
Why did you close my SR/PMR? I don’t have a fix for my defect yet!
There are times where, from a client’s perspective, they do not feel that they have been provided with a solution for their problem, even though an APAR has been created for the defect. This sometimes results in a client requesting that the SR/PMR remain open until a fix is received and verified. However, this is not how the IBM support process works, and here is why:
The SR/PMR investigation is complete once an APAR is created. At this point the SR/PMR is closed because we have completed the investigation requested and we have determined that the issue warrants either a code or documentation fix. At this point, the APAR process of working on resolving the defect begins.
When a fix is ready, IBM will deliver the fix in the form of a fixpack on IBM’s Fix Central download site. A notice will be sent to everyone who has subscribed to the APAR notifying them that the fix is available. If assistance with installing or working with the provided fix is needed, a new SR/PMR to request that assistance can be created. Sometimes our clients get caught up in the process, viewing it as being complex. However, following this process for SRs/PMRs and APARs remains the most effective process for us to do a better job for you and all of our clients.
The bottom line is, clients may have a difference in understanding about what a resolution looks like based on our support process. We can all agree that resolution is getting an answer to the question or problem. When we mark an SR/PMR as resolved, it’s not lost forever. We can still update it for up to 28 days and we can reference it for years. If an SR/PMR becomes an APAR, we are still working it, just through a different set of procedures.
The important thing to remember is, regardless of the type of record we use to track the work, IBM is committed to solving your issues and ensuring your implementation of TRIRIGA is successful. We look forward to supporting you!
For further edification on the IBM Tririga Support process you can also review our support procedures in the IBM Support Handbook at the following URL:
New interim fixes (iFix) are available for Rational DOORS.
Note that all of these fixes include updates to address issues reported in the following security bulletin:
Refer to Fix list for Rational DOORS and DOORS Web Access for additional details about the fixes that are included in each of these releases.
This is a often question from many TRIRIGA administrators. We do have parameters to limit the file extension for a while now, but for file size that was a missing capability, so far...
In 3.5.2 we introduced a new property in trir
This Request for Enhancement, or RFE, was created by one of our customers, and implemented by our development team as one of the most voted ones, so as always, we encourage you to open RFEs at will and send the URL to your peers for voting for it!
This is the URL for the RFE that granted such functionality: http
I hope you make good use of this feature once you upgrade to 3.5.2 and higher versions of the platform. I am sure your storage specialist will owe you one!