Recycle, reuse, and most importantly... Share!
Following are the top ten technotes our TSEs shared with you over April to help resolve your Focal Point, Change, and Quality Manager PMRs. Are you running into any of the same issues as well? If so, check out these technotes and let us know if they helped solve your issues too!
Rational Change Top 10
Rational Focal Point Top 10
Rational Quality Manager Top 10
kellypuffs 06000168YK Visits (3276)
Working out loud .... and thinking out loud. I've seen this phrase several times on the internets, and I think it's my new favorite tagline for the way I like to work, and the way a collaborative enterprise works best.
It's also a great mindfulness practice, if you are inclined that way, and goes a long way toward transforming your workflow to a more collaborative open and transparent model. But what does it mean?
Simply, it means making your work visible, even when it's in that ugly semi-formed concept phase (then we call it "thinking out loud"). How else are you going to iteratively and agilely collaborate with your stakeholders to ensure your "thoughts" align with their needs?
Connections Activities are my new favorite way to "work out loud". Each and every project I undertake has an Activity where I record and store actions taken, milestones, hiccups, and the in-progress artifacts of my ongoing projects for collaborative and awareness purposes .... creating a documented pattern/workflow for reuse. Activities can be shared with Connections Communities, and with individuals. There is notification functionality that allows you to, say, post the latest version of your documents and let folks know it's available for review.
Compare that to working days on a file on your personal desktop, emailing to 20 individuals for review, and then learning you built the perfect wrong thing,
Or processing 20 separate revisions of the document in your inbox over the next several days (weeks?).
Or having to produce status reports for each of your projects every week.
Be transparent. Live out loud. I think you'll like it.
It's that time of year again. On November 7, we'll be turning our clocks back an hour as Daylight Savings Time ends in the US.
Our local fire department says it's also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
I agree, and will try to remember this year.
More info: Daylight Savings Time Around the World - 2010
photo credit: (cc) flickr user --Mike--
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..... one of our 3 newest offerings in the Quality Management space (drum roll, please):
Rational Test Workbench
End-to-end functional, regression, load, and integration testing to address the quality challenges of highly complex applications.
IBM Rational Test Workbench V8.0 reduces the cost and complexity of testing complex integrated applications
Today's applications and manufactured products are increasingly complex. They comprise an unprecedented level of connectivity and dependency between systems, processes and infrastructure. Whether deployed in traditional software development or cloud environments, businesses are able to create products, systems and services that are increasingly instrumented, interconnected, and intelligent.
Also, be sure to check out:
A complete view of performance and scalability across all components of your composite application.
Model and simulate real system behavior to eliminate application test dependencies and reduce the infrastructure costs.
Click through the links to learn more about these offerings, including features and benefits. And in the video below, IBM Rational's 3 QM Amigos, Serge Lucio, Peter Klenk and Peter Cole, explain some of the challenges in testing today's composite applications, how Green Hat technology can help address these challenges, and the results realized by one customer who embraced the Green Hat technology reducing the cost of improving quality.