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Introduction to Configuration Management with IBM CLM: What is Product Line Engineering? - IBM Rational offers solutions to support each phase of the product line engineering (PLE) lifecycle. PLE is a methodology that lets you deliver and evolve entire product lines more efficiently.
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There are quite a few ways to engage in extended learning in IBM and obtain both professional certifications as well as open badges recognizing your achievements and knowledge.
For professional certifications surrounding the Watson Internet of Things unit, check out IBM's Professional Certification Program here: http
You may also want to investigate the IBM Open Badge Certification Program here: http
The Certified badge is awarded to IT professionals who have successfully completed the requirements associated with selected solutions, selected advanced/expert certifications and to individuals who have made significant contribution to the development of IBM certification exams. This badge is typically associated with the learner who has achieved and demonstrated an exceptionally high level of understanding of the topic represented by the certification. All IBM certification credentials can be shared on Linkedin (Watch Now). When a certification is eligible for a badge, that badge can also be shared on social media.
Of course, you can also take a look at the IBM Skills Gateway and their use of the Open Badge system. What is an Open Badge? An open badge is a digital representation of an outcome or achievement. Open badges refer specifically to badges that adhere to an open standard being led by the Mozilla Foundation for recognizing and validating learning. They are secure, web-enabled credentials that contain granular, verified information employers can use to evaluate an individual’s potential.
IBM credentials are recognized, respected and valued globally in the IT industry, but communicating your credentials in today’s ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging. IBM has established this opportunity so you may easily and quickly share verified proof of your achievement wherever and whenever you choose. Where applicable, your IBM credentials will be represented by a digital image that contains verified metadata describing your qualifications and the rigorous process necessary to earn them.
You can use the Find a Badge link to search and locate the badges you're interested in (here's a hint, use the Filter drop list to select "Watson" for all the Watson and IoT related badges available): http
Lastly, there is a great Coursera program that will guide you through using the Watson IoT Platform on Bluemix, and once completed, you can receive a certificate: http
There is even a Cloud Application Developer course which covers IBM Bluemix as well: http
With so many options, we're certain you can find something that is just right for your own journey in the IoT world!
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Maximo Anywhere 7.6.1 - Configuring with MobileFirst Studio: Configuring Mobile First Studio for Maximo Anywhere 7.6.1 by Shane Howard
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Are you looking for reference material to help with performance tuning and configuration for your DOORS Next Generation environment?
Here are some articles to reference for information and guidance on performance sizing and tuning:
In addition, a recently updated article on jazz.net provides additional guidance on specific performance tuning and configuration settings with Rational DOORS Next Generation.
Check out the article at: Tips for Configuring and tuning DOORS Next Generation
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Continuous Improvement – Collaborative Lifecycle Management: Continuous improvement is an ongoing effort by a team to optimize their performance. The key to successful continuous improvement is a solution that can not only provide incremental improvement as the team works, but also one that can facilitate break through improvement through automation and reuse of best practices. [Read more....]
Lifecycle Traceability – Collaborative Lifecycle Management: Improve quality by understanding the relationships between artifacts across all disciplines. Find and close traceability gaps to ensure full coverage across requirements, design, development and test. Lifecycle traceability delivers a level of transparency that enables everyone to make informed decisions based on business priorities. [Read more... ]
Sample Project and Application- Collaborative Lifecycle Management: Money that Matters is a sample lifecycle project with project areas and associations in Rational DOORS Next Generation, Rational Software Architect – Design Management, Rational Team Concert, and Rational Quality Manager. [Read more....]
Development Intelligence – Collaborative Lifecycle Management: The ability to make fact based decisions is fundamental to steering a project to a successful conclusion. Dashboards and reports that surface team activity and trends from actual data provide powerful insight and transparency for making decisions. With the CLM solution all team members have access to the same data. Team members can use reports, dashboards, dashboard mashups, personal dashboards, or a mini dashboard along with a catalog of widgets for displaying a wide variety of information using out of box and custom reports and queries. [Read more....]
IBM Rational ClearQuest – Collaborative Lifecycle Management: IBM Rational ClearQuest provides Collaborative ALM integrations through its support of the OSLC change mana
In-context Collaboration – Collaborative Lifecycle Management: Collaborate with your team members online, at any time, regardless of geographic location. By conducting online reviews & approvals, or capturing threaded discussions directly on an artifact, teams create a collective understanding of what is most important to their stakeholders. With link previews and feeds team members have information at their fingertips and the power to stay on top of current events. [Read more....]
Linking – Collaborative Lifecycle Management: Teams collaborate by sharing information. What one team member creates another consumes. The trick is making it easy for team members to find and link related artifacts in another repository without losing or changing their context. Thanks to the Jazz integration architecture and the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration specifications, linking artifacts across repositories has never been easier! [Read more...]
Builds – Collaborative Lifecycle Management: The bridge between development and test is the build. Now testers can track Rational Team Concert builds, see what work-items have been delivered, track the build with a Build tracking record, link builds to test execution results, automatically unblock test executions, and even automate build verification testing. [Read more...]
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Software Product Compatibility Reports for Maximo - An overview of the Software Compatibility Reports tool, used for checking compatibility of Maximo with other Software and Hardware. By Eric LeGuennec
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Rational Quality Manager 6.0.3 New & Noteworthy - Rational Quality Manager is an integral part of the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). For a list of changes to the installation and upgrade process, see CLM and IoT CE 6.0.3 Installation and Upgrade Notes. For a complete list of new and noteworthy items in this release, see the New & Noteworthy Details. For a summary of items in this release, Read more >
Rational Quality Manager Features that support agile testing for your team:
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Maximo AnyWhere Administration - Getting started with Maximo Anywhere administration. By Shane Howard
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Are you new to using TRIRIGA and wonder how do you ever get started with your Preventive Maintenance schedules? I know that when I came over to TRIRIGA, I had some trouble so I am going to go through creating a work plan that includes a service plan and what that means for your task creation. Most preventive maintenance schedules have some kind of job plan - a list of tasks that need to get done and will occur on a schedule, be it weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly, etc.
The first step is to create your job plan, which is called Plan Work inside of TRIRIGA. This is found under Maintenance -> Preventive Maintenance -> Plan Work. Your job plan is then based on assets, locations or systems. What is a system? A system is a collection of assets or locations. After you have identified if your job plan is for assets or locations, you can go create your Preventive Maintenance (PM) schedule. That's where it really gets "fun"!
So create a new Work Plan that will have the Resource type set to All Resources in Selected Systems. And add 2 Assets to it. Then go to the PM Schedules tab and let's add a schedule for those Assets.
You are going to need to define a Request Class. This request class defines the type of work, like if it's for HVAC , Electrical, Plumbing, etc. Associated with this Request class is what is called a service plan. This service plan identifies information about task creation, SLA's, priority, etc. Knowing the service plan you are using is really important to know but I will get into more on that later.
Now you need to create the pattern or frequency of the schedule. How often will this be needed - daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly, etc. You can also choose to do shadowing PM's but for this we will not be including that. Once you have identified all that, your tasks are now created. This could take a little bit of time depending on the length of your schedule and how many assets/locations are on it.
Now about those service plans. Here are some examples of how they work.
You have a work plan with 2 assets on it. Create the Preventive Maintenance schedule so that it occurs daily for 5 days. And the service plan is set to create tasks for single tasks. The end result is that it will create 10 tasks in total. 5 tasks for each asset. If you go back and add another asset to the work plan, then another 5 tasks will be added. So each asset will get their own set of tasks. If you are using a system, the functionality will work the same way. The key is the service plan is set to create tasks for single tasks.
Now in another scenario that will also have 2 assets on it but the service plan is going to be set to create single task for all assets. So you have a work plan with 2 assets on it. Create the Preventive Maintenance schedule so that it occurs daily for 5 days. Set the service plan to create a single task for all assets. The end result will be that it will only show 5 tasks because the same task will be applied to all the assets on the work plan. You would have to go look at the association of the task to see all the assets lists. See the screen shot below for an example.
And if you add a new asset to this scenario, it will not add a new task. It will just add another association to the new asset from the task.
So now that you know this, go on and create your work plan for your maintenance schedules!
For additional information on this, you might want to go check out the documentation found here
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When a new project is started the majority of the time business needs (or requirements) are captured and defined through text. Rational DOORS Next Generation provides a complete Web based environment for documenting rich text project information providing your team all the typical controls that you would expect in a word processor but with the added benefit of a shared team experience. Rational DOORS Next Generation gives your team members a great way to capture their information using standard templates and a project wide glossary to help unify development teams around a common vocabulary.
Features – Rational DOORS Next Generation: Features to drive your project forward
Capture and Organize Requirements – Overview – Rational Doors Next Generation: Business needs come in many different forms, formats and language. Bringing them all together in a single place, removing redundancy, and connecting interrelated content is the first step to requirements definition and management. Rational DOORS Next Generation is IBM’s next generation Web based team environment to capture your business needs, diagrams, use cases, design, storyboards, and other critical project information that will help drive your business.
Collaboration and Review – Rational DOORS Next Generation: Each stakeholder in a project may be interested in different information (e.g. defect backlog, current tasks, or release schedule). Rational DOORS Next Generation allows you to create custom a dashboard with multiple pages, each displaying a customizable view, of a given project, to quickly investigate the desired information at any time. Each page contains custom viewlets, each with a specific purpose.
Visually Define – Rational DOORS Next Generation: Do you or your employees spend too much time wondering if all necessary business requirements were considered in order to complete a task? Are you sure you didn’t miss anything? It can be difficult to keep every team member on the same page with the complex and ever-evolving business processes that are necessary for fast-moving companies to stay ahead of the competition.
Baseline and Audit History – Rational DOORS Next Generation: As a new project is started and progresses forward many of requirements you define and capture will change, be added to, or sometimes removed through the course of development. Rational DOORS Next Generation provides the functionality to help track requirements information change so that you can understand what has taken place throughout that process.
Reports – Rational DOORS Next Generation: The requirement metrics provide an analytics view of the data. They represent processed data and are based on the operational data available from the repository, which is loaded into the data warehouse and then aggregated into measures based on some interpretation. Measures can be counts or sums of numeric data, such as the sum of all weight points of test case execution records. They allow the user to evaluate, report on and to improve the project performance.
Capture Administration – Rational DOORS Next Generation: IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation shares administration services with all applications that are on the same Jazz Team Server. Those applications provide capabilities for the activities that span a project’s lifecycle, such as quality management and change and configuration management. Because administration services are shared with the applications on one Jazz Team Server, teams save time and effort. The shared administration services include services for projects areas, users, and licensing.
Traceability – Rational DOORS Next Generation: Capturing your stakeholder and user requirements in Rational DOORS Next Generation is only the first step in realizing your project. As your project progresses and evolves, these initial requirements give rise to other requirements which elaborate, satisfy, and verify them. The result is a web of interdependent artifacts and relationships which represent the nature of the dependencies between these artifacts. Navigating and understanding this web of information is critical to the success of your project.
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Maximo - Report Administration Part 1 - Remove a BIRT report from available list: How to remove a BIRT report from the list of available reports in an application. By Juliet Mosiadz
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As we approach the end of the first quarter we thought we'd send a reminder about some of our Watson IoT product versions and supported platforms that are coming up for End of support.
The following product versions are currently scheduled for end of support in April 2017:
Refer to this previous blog post for general information about Watson IoT Support Lifecycle Resources:
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IBM TRIRIGA Support is committed to every client's success. To that end, we collaborate with our clients to determine when critical deployments will occur.
The end result is you, the client, are aware of known issues and the IBM team is prepared for calls on the event. In this way, IBM's support moves from a more heavily weighted reactive approach to one that is more proactive.
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Rational Team Concert 6.0.3 - Integrated web editor: This video demonstrates the integrated web editor for Rational Team Concert client (6.0.3) for Microsoft Visual Studio.