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The following list was reported as the content most referenced by our Technical Support Engineers as they worked your Rational Clear Case and Clear Quest PMRs (problem management records) over the month of September. We hope you find this list as valuable a resource to help you address these issues as our TSEs have:
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Today we find Jakub Jurkiewicz in Poland. Jakub has a passion for software requirements, which helps drive him in supporting Rational Team Concert as well as his PhD studies and teaching roles! Check out his recommended websites and twitter id to learn even more! As always, check out our previous spotlights using the 'interview' tag!
Tell us a little about yourself: who are you, what is your role in Rational Client Support?
My name is Jakub Jurkiewicz, I'm 27. Our team is located at Poznań University of Technology in Poland. We mainly deliver Eclipse support, but some of us (including me) are also part of world wide Rational Team Concert support team. I work half time in the office, the rest of my time is filled with my responsibilities at the university as I'm a PhD student and an academic teacher.
How long have you been working for IBM and Rational?
I started working in January 2007 when our office was founded.
Have you had any other roles in Rational?
What are you currently working on?
I'm part of Eclipse and RTC support teams, so I'm mostly involved in solving PMRs. Currently I'm also preparing a workshop we're going to deliver at Java conference "GeeCon" which is going to be held in Poznań, Poland.
Are you a gadget person? What type of gadgets do you use?
I must say I am. I love Apple stuff! Especially for it's design and usability.
What gadget, which you currently own, can you not live without?
iPhone which is my phone, my eBook reader, my scheduler, my cook book, my game pad, my handy camera, my music player, my alarm clock (it even knows what is the best moment to wake me up!) and all the other things you can thing of.
What is your favorite part of working for Rational Client Support?
The surprise! You can never be sure what your new day will bring to you. Are there new PMRs going to be interesting and challenging? or maybe you are going to receive an email asking to answer some interview questions like these?
What inspires you in your work?
The feeling that I can help someone today.
What are you passionate about?
Software requirements which are the main area of my PhD research. Working in the support allows me to see the requirements from the opposite side. I can see what customers really want, how they articulate their needs, what are their real problems.
What tip or trick would you like to share with the class?
Start your day with the most important tasks. If they are done, you can do all the other stuff being sure that the most crucial things are done.
How do you define success?
Waking up in the morning with a smile and with the ability to make other people smile.
In your spare time, if you have any, what hobbies or activities interest you?
I love being active; it involves gym, yoga, running, tennis and all the other things that make me moving.
When did you first become interested in activities like the gym, yoga, running, and tennis?
I always wanted to move more, but my excuse was that I could not find a place and time to exercise. Fortunately about 1.5 years ago a new gym was opened 5 minutes from my flat, so my excuses were not valid any more and I had to start moving.
What tools / skills have you acquired that you feel are vital to your success in this field?
Just schedule few slots of time in your calendar for body exercises and stick to it.
Aside from being active, do you have any other passions?
Yes, cooking. I love the feeling when I know that my friends will come to my place. I can start looking for a nice recipe, I can go to a shop and choose all the ingredients, I can prepare everything and at the end enjoy spending time with my friends.
If you were stuck on a technology deprived island, what single technology could you not live without?
The Internet is the first thing that comes to my mind.
What is on your nightstand with regard to reading?
I like all similar to the work of John Irving, Jonathan Carroll, John Grisham and Harlan Coben. Recently I have also started to listen to audiobooks, which are great to listen to while commuting.
What is your favorite technology that fizzled or failed to live up to the hype?
Google Wave. Does anyone use it? I remember everyone talking about it, but after all no-one knows what it could be used for.
Any new technologies that you think are about to break into the big time?
Semantic web. We need to start being able to understand all the data we store on the web, otherwise we will be stuck where we are now.
What future technology would make your life easier?
Really good automatic/machine translation. Unfortunately I cannot find time to learn all the languages I would love to, so if I could have a tool which allows me to translate everything on the fly then it would be a life saver in a lot of situations.
How do you grow your technical skills?
I try to read a lot, especially technical blogs and practice as much as possible.
How do you prefer to find answers to your questions?
Google, if it's not there then ask friends. If I still cannot find the answer then I try to post my questions on different forums around the Internet.
How are you using social networking today?
I use it a lot. I love seeing what other people are up to. I like to share my thoughts and see how people react, what their opinions are.
How could you see yourself using it in 5 years?
Great question! But I'm afraid I don't know the answer. It's extremely dynamic environment and I guess even people who came up with all the social networking ideas don't know which way it will develop.
Are you a blogger in the blogosphere? ... Are you a YouTuber? ...Are you an Author? .... Do you Tweet? ...
Yes! I've got two blogs in Polish: http
What are some of your favorite webs
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Architecting Smarter Banking Solutions with IBM CICS and Rational Tools
Webcast date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011; 11:00 AM ET
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Collaborative Design Management with Rational Software Architect and Rational Rhapsody
Webcast date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011; 11:00 AM ET
Software and system architecture and designs help resolve the inherent complexity of intelligent, interconnected and instrumented solutions, but there are numerous challenges that go beyond solution complexity. The extended team of subject matter experts is needed to provide insights and feedback on these designs to make sure the solutions meet the right market demands, satisfy customer needs and deliver the expected quality. Everyone from business analysts, stakeholders and other team members need to be involved from the early stages of development. There's also a need to introduce traceability of designs to requirements and work items and ensure the communication and understanding of plans across stakeholders, architects, operations and beyond.
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