Yup, we're still "working outside the inbox" here.
Along with Luis Suarez Kelly Smith and I continue driving and evangelizing the idea in hopes it will take hold and help create a new business culture of open, transparent, and collaborative work. To that end, I recently built a presentation now hosted on Slideshare to help illustrate our efforts as we documented them here in our Notes from Rational Support "WOTI" blog series. We've tried to distill the core concepts, ideals, and recommendations down to their essence and provide an easy to consume presentation. I hope you not only enjoy the presentation deck, but also find it helpful in your own quest to reduce email and increase your effectiveness.
You may have noticed, we’ve been building our systems community by offering over 15 IBM Systems and Software Engineering Symposiums this year at no cost to you! These are face-to-face customer events where you can learn how IBM Rational is helping to lead the innovation agenda in product and systems development. Industry experts are on-site to discuss applying system engineering best practices with measurable benefits leveraging customer examples and proof points.
These events focus on the IBM Rational solution for systems and software engineering – with sessions around the core processes of requirements management, architecture and design, collaboration, change and configuration management, reporting and test and quality management. You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn how IBM Rational solutions and best practices will improve the way you analyze, develop, maintain and manage your current and future products and programs.
These events are great opportunities for our clients to network and learn more about our products. Upcoming events: Atlanta on September 12th, Montreal on September 19th, and Washington D.C. on September 24th. For full agendas and more information check out the registration site.
Below is just an example of the many topics that will be covered:
- Best Practices for Model Based Systems Engineering
- The Rational solution for systems and software engineering
- Advanced Systems Engineering
- Model Based Hardware and Software with SysML
- Tackling the increasing complexity of systems lifecycle data
- Maximizing the cost benefit using Portfolio and Performance management
- DOORS for Requirements Management - Today and in the Future
- Agility in Complex Systems Development
- Getting Requirements Right with Model Based Functional Analysis
- Collaborative Design Management with Rational Rhapsody
- Automating Document Generation: Rational Publishing Engine
- IBM Watson and Jeopardy: Was it only a game?
To view the specific agenda, please click on the registration site link.
There are new videos available on IBM Education Assistant for Rational. There is now a series of videos covering RRDI, a reporting component for the CLM V4.0 applications Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational Requirements Composer. These videos present an overview and demonstration of how to install, configure, and run initial reports with RRDI.
Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence
You can locate these videos HERE. The topics covered:
RRDI reporting and installation overview
Creating content store database and installing RRDI
Setup and configuration for RRDI
Extract, load, and run reports for RRDI
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Check out this new video and learn how IBM Rational Developer for System z enables development of DB2 and SQL databases, plus so much more!
Database development with DB2 and SQL- The IBM Rational Developer for System z workbench contains breakthrough software technology for developing applications in PL/I, Cobol, Assembler, and C/C++. This demo explores the tools and features for DB2 and SQL database development.
Join us, along with Dr. Michio Kaku, at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore, October 9-11 to explore, learn, collaborate, and meet the thought leaders!
Explore the 10 Hot Topics that address key business imperatives: unleashing innovation, managing the velocity of change, reinventing relationships and uncovering new markets.
Learn best practices directly from successful IBM clients, business partners, and executives.
Collaborate with business decision-making peers, and see how they are working with technology leaders to fulfill the vision of their senior leadership.
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InterConnect 2012 is a unique opportunity to collaborate with IBM clients, the IBM partner network and industry experts who are implementing linked business and IT solutions. Collaborate with business decision-making peers, and see how they’re working with technology leaders to fulfill the vision of their senior leadership. Meet face-to-face with technical decision-makers and industry experts and define new ways to achieve your organization’s strategic goals.
Participate in Hot Topic sessions hosted by senior IBM thought leaders and learn directly from IBM clients from a variety of industries, across the globe, as they showcase their successful business strategies that leverage the breadth of IBM capabilities.
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Check out these new white papers from Rational Support that cover integrations involving Rational Quality Manager, Rational Publishing Engine, and Rhapsody:
White paper: Use Rational Publishing Engine with Rational Rhapsody
Abstract: The whitepaper introduces the basics of using IBM Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) to extract data from IBM Rational Rhapsody. RPE helps in creating reports to represent data in a user friendly format. This white paper is useful for project support team, system and software engineers, and also for the program and project managers.
Released: August 10, 2012
Author: Rajesh Singh
White paper: Managing Software Testing Automation Framework with Rational Quality Manager
Abstract: This white paper highlights the integration of IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM) with the STAF and STAX Automation Framework. Using this integration, you can centrally manage the client machines and trigger the automation from within Rational Quality Manager. This white paper is useful for those who want to use RQM as the tool for running and maintaining the test execution.
Released: August 21, 2012
Author: Rajat Pratap Singh
The numbers are in for the top content covering Rational Change, Focal Point, and Quality Manager! This list is based on data showing the top content reused by our Support Engineers to help solve PMRs over the month of July. As an admin or user of Change, Focal Point, or Quality Manager, we're sure you'll find some great information to either help solve issues you're currently struggling with, or even avoid them altogether!
|7021564||Fix list for Rational Change 5.2|
|1497434||About the large temporary files in the Rational Change installation directory|
|1404120||Assigning user privileges results in "The authentication Server is not available" error|
|1325152||Diagnosing IBM Rational Change Errors|
|1605454||Files needed to move a Rational Change Life Cycle to another Rational Change installation|
|1410166||How to change the Webserver port number for Rational Directory Server 5.0|
|1324305||How to increase the limit of the number of Child CR's that can be attached/associated to a Parent CR?|
|1383359||How to migrate user ids and preferences from Change 4.7 to Change 5.1|
|1323821||I tried to install my process package but keep getting the error "A CRProcess Package is already installed"|
|4024464||IBM Rational Change Fix Pack 184.108.40.206|
|1514546||IBM Rational Change: Listbox dependencies and/or attributes are not updated after modifying a package|
|1449247||Index updates results in "Failed to optimize search index" error in Rational Change|
|1408867||Not seeing 'Update Index' or 'Regenerate Index' from Search tab in the IBM Rational Change Admin interface|
|7015941||Rational Change 5.2 Known Problems|
|4032711||Rational Change for HP Quality Center Interface Fix Pack 2 (220.127.116.11) for 3.7|
|4030649||Rational Change Fix Pack 5 (18.104.22.168) for 5.2|
|4031500||Rational Change Fix Pack 6 (22.214.171.124) for 5.2|
|1496742||Rational Directory Administrator not starting due to port already in use|
|1606015||SSL Perl API error: "Protocol scheme 'https' is not supported (Crypt::SSLeay not installed)" in IBM Rational Change|
|1413301||TDSADMIN Operating System password changed and now RDS Tivoli 5.x will not start on UNIX|
|1432010||The query limit of 100 was exceeded for this report format|
|1324633||What happens when I carry out a package install?|
Rational Focal Point
|7022063||Fix list for Rational Focal Point 6.5|
|1584721||Custom business rules must be updated before upgrading Rational Focal Point|
|7023409||Rational Focal Point 6.5.1 System Requirements|
|4032701||Rational Focal Point 6.5.2|
|1324306||Accessing Focal Point URL results in HTTP Status 404 error|
|1457770||Error "Unable to find ibmratl_lic/rcl_telelogic, file not found in java.library.path" during login to IBM Rational Focal Point|
|1500974||Focal Point does not work with the WebSphere Application Server J2 security|
|1585567||How to determine if expressions are running in the background|
|1323850||How to increase text area width while editing a Text attribute in Rational Focal Point|
|1448595||Incoming links do not display history logs and trigger business rules as expected|
|1427518||Inconsistencies in displaying information in IBM Rational Focal Point|
Rational Quality Manager
|1442185||ClearQuest Connector License Error when configuring ClearQuest Connector with Rational Quality Manager|
|1515099||CRJZS0033E The consumer key is not valid and the consumer may not be registered|
|1577860||Exposing API Content for a Single Resource using Poster|
|1606337||Clicking on test case "Run" or "Close and show results" button on the Execution tab of RQM results in "TypeError: this._parentInfo is null" error|
|1438403||Collecting Data: Solving Rational Quality Manager issues|
|1593575||Connection reset error when registering application and application setup for upgrade from V2 to V3|
|1507700||Creating Data Warehouse for JTS using Oracle database results in “java.sql.SQLException: ORA-01031: insufficient privileges” error|
|1441943||CRJAZ1093I Service class: ExternalUserRegistryService failed to activate|
|7015932||Detailed System Requirements for Rational Quality Manager 2.0.x|
|1589309||Linking new test cases to existing test plans using the MSO2RQM Importer|
|1574747||Possibility of restoring archived test artifacts in Rational Quality Manager|
|1461666||Rational Quality Manager with Rational ClearQuest Bridge Integration throws invalid_expired_token Error during setup|
|1579099||Status 400 error when using REST API to access Rational Quality Manager|
|1424120||The defect list and defect reports in Rational Quality Manager do not include ClearQuest defects|
|1389094||Unable to login to Rational Quality Manager|
Summertime is the perfect time to relax and sip some iced tea by the pool side, but that doesn't mean we in IBM Rational stop creating great articles to help you get the job done! No way! We're still working hard for you, even IF your loyal blog editor here hasn't highlighted them in a while. For that I beg your forgiveness and present to you the following items that have recently gone live over the past three weeks on developerWorks Rational:
During the week of August 13th, 2012:
How agile practices aid development of complex systems
By Martin R. Bakal, Worldwide Offering Manager, Electronics Industry, IBM, Jennifer Althouse, Systems Sales Leader, IBM and Paridhi Verma, Go-to-Market Manager, Electronics Industry & Mobile, IBM
This article explores how agile development, continuous integration (CI), and test-driven development (TDD) techniques can be employed in embedded software development. When applied as part of an architecture-based approach, these combined practices provide both high quality and project flexibility.
Product: IBM Rational Quality Manager
Replicate and sync IBM ClearCase MultiSite repositories
By Tata Consultancy Services' Rational Center of Excellence, Team of experts, Tata Consultancy Services
Tips for developers from the Rational Center of Excellence team at Tata Consultancy.
Product: IBM Rational ClearCase
Featured download: Rational Method Composer
IBM Rational Method Composer, a flexible process management platform with the industry’s most comprehensive tooling and richest process library to help companies implement effective processes for successful software and IT projects.
During the week of August 6th, 2012
Document and automate processes with Rational Method Composer and Jazz: Part 4. Create new process assets
By Ricardo Balduino, Senior Software Engineer, IBM, USA
This series about the importance of documenting methods focuses on integrating Rational Method Composer with Rational Team Concert. In Part 4, Ricardo Balduino describes how a team adapts existing Rational Method Composer practices and creates a new process template in Rational Team Concert to run the project.
Products: IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational Method Composer
How Rational tools streamlined testing in the IBM Tivoli Rome Lab
By Alessandro De Micco and Ilaria Gorga, Software Engineers, IBM, Italy
Engineers from the IBM Tivoli software lab in Rome describe the significant differences in their daily work since they moved from using a Lotus Notes database and text documents to IBM Rational Team Concert and Rational Quality Manager. Architects, project managers, developers, and testers all benefited, and they explain how.
Products: IBM Rational Team Concert and IBM Rational Quality Manager
Configure DOORS and Rational Team Concert for globally distributed workers
By Aggie Tang, Sharon Chen, and Yu Qin Dong, Globalization Shared Services Center, IBM, China
This article explains how to set up servers and computers when your team includes individuals in different locations around the world. Readers can follow these steps and examples to configure their own working environments. (Requires intermediate-level knowledge of both Rational Team Concert and Rational DOORS.)
Products: IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational DOORS
Featured author, Tinny Ng
Tinny Ng is a senior software developer at the IBM Canada Lab. Her primary focus is to improve the cross-brand integration capability and usability of IBM Software Group products. She designs solutions to address the identified integration issues and leads the team to delivery of the solution. Tinny has more than 10 years of experience in software development, from architectural design to implementation, including application building, packaging, testing, and support. She also has previous publishing experience as author of IBM developerWorks articles and as co-author of Understanding IBM SOA Foundation Suite: Learning Visually with Examples (IBM Press, 2009).
Week of July 30th, 2012
Manage builds easier with Jazz Team Build in Rational Team Concert
By Veena H. Balakrishnaiah, Build and Release Engineer, IBM, India
Veena H. Balakrishnaiah gives an overview of how to configure the source control and Jazz Team Build components of Rational Team Concert to define and manage software builds. Jazz Team Builds support automation, monitoring, and awareness of a team's regular builds.
Product: IBM Rational Team Concert
Document and automate processes with Rational Method Composer and Jazz, Part 3
By Ricardo Balduino, Senior Software Engineer, IBM, USA
In the third article in this series, Ricardo Balduino explains how customizing a process works. He describes how a team extends the process description included in Rational Method Composer to accommodate new process needs and how they automate that process in Rational Team Concert.
Products: IBM Rational Method Composer and IBM Rational Team Concert
Change the ClearCase ALBD password easily with this updated utility
By Mike Nellis, Senior Software Engineer, IBM, USA
If you use Rational ClearCase with Microsoft Windows, ClearCase requires a Windows user account to start the Atria Location Broker Daemon (ALBD). You must change the password periodically for security. Mike Nellis explains how to use a utility included with this article to change the ALBD password quickly and easily.
Product: IBM Rational ClearCase
License Borrow: Borrow If you need one, and return back at your convenience.
What do we understand when we talk about borrowing a license? Lets talk about borrowing. In arithmetic, when a digit become smaller than limit and the deficiency is taken from the next digit to the left in order to serve the need. So the word Borrow or borrowing can mean: to receive (something) from somebody temporarily, expecting to return it.
Lets see the similarity between the above mentioned definition in terms of licenses: License Borrowing feature allows individual users to “borrow” a license key temporarily if they will be going off-site, to enable use of the software even when the license server is not accessible - for example, when visiting the client or on a business trip. This technology significantly reduces the risk of a lost or stolen hardware key, or non availability of the network.
When making a borrow request, the user is either connected to the server over the network, or with some systems the license can be borrowed via secure file exchange between the disconnected user's system and the server. After the license has been borrowed, the user can then disconnect the computer from the network and continue to use the software for the
length of the borrow period, which is typically determined by the software vendor. During this time, the borrowed license is removed from the pool of available licenses. After the borrow period expires the license is then checked back into the pool.
One of the most awaited features in Rational Software's Licenses is the “Early return license once borrowed" feature that was not a part of the Rational License Key Server 8.1.2 and prior releases. However, this enhancement has been approved and released in the latest version of Rational License Server 8.1.3 . Subsequently, you can now borrow a license with a single click using the BORROW UTILITY, and return it before it expires so that other users can access it! ( Returning of Borrowed License is only possible from the Rational License Server Version 8.1.3 ).
How to borrow is simple: Please see the step by step instructions on how to Borrow and “Early return the Borrowed Licenses
Go to the computer, on which you want to run a product (for a limited time) without a network connection to the license server.
Start the LMTOOLS license tool from the Start menu > Programs > IBM Rational > License Tools > LMTOOLS.
Click the Borrowing tab.
Now decide how long you need to borrow the license keys.
When the borrow period expires, LMTOOLS automatically returns all borrowed license keys to the license manager.
Specify values in the Return Date and Return Time edit fields, then click the Set Borrow Expiration button.
You do not need to do anything to return the borrowed license. When the borrow period expires, the borrowed license is no longer available. To see the licenses that you have borrowed, run LMTOOLS.
Click Borrowing then click List Currently Borrowed Features.
Now, if you would want to early return the borrowed license using Rational License Borrow Utility, the RCL 8.1.3 Borrow Tool has the “Return Product” button enabled and available on selecting one borrowed product from Borrowed Products table.
On Clicking on “Return Products” button by selecting one or more borrowed products, It will go ahead with the Return Early operation. Note: This is only possible from Rational License Key Server 8.1.3 onwards.
The three sceen shots below will exemplify this early return process:
LINK : http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/rational/v0r0m0/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.rational.license.doc/topics/r_borrow_license.html
LINK : http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21597667
Author: Saurabh Tyagi
Check them out below, or head over to their Youtube Channel here!
Using My inventories for product selection- This video discusses enhancements of the IBM Support Portal to make product selection easier for you based on knowing more about your inventory. Visit the IBM Support Portal at: http://ibm.co/SupportPortalfromYT
And don't miss these other two great videos from IBM Electronic Support as well!
Locale Specific Links to the IBM Support Portal- This quick tip video discusses the worldwide, locale-specific enhancements IBM is making to access the IBM Support Portal. Visit the IBM Support Portal at: http://ibm.co/SupportPortalfromYT
Using IBM's Software Product Compatibility Reports- Learn how to use IBM's Software Product Compatibility Reports to quickly and easily generate custom reports about compatible IBM software combinations. Access the reports from the IBM Support Portal at:http://ibm.co/SupportPortalfromYT
With Kelly moving on to her new role, we (she and I) thought this would make a perfect time to set another milestone on our Working Outside the Inbox (WOTI) series with some lessons learned, some failures, and some successes as well. Make no mistake though, just because we are recapping our blog series does not mean we are abandoning the WOTI ideas and principles. Far from it, in fact. As you'll find below, from our experiences with the initiative we are more dedicated than ever to using the right tools for open and transparent collaboration.
First up, where did we see our failures?
Jason: I tend to forget to not reply to emails and default back to using email when busy and unfocused. Continuing to use email when there are better alternatives for the conversation I am engaged in (or starting) was my single largest failure over the course of these past six months. I did always feel a pang of guilt when I sent "bad" email though...
Kelly: You'd think I'd know better , but I was expecting magic to happen immediately, as everyone MUST see the innate value of what we are doing. In fact, Working Outside the Inbox is a marathon, not a sprint .... rather, it's a mindshift and a new way of working, one that, through constant exposure and once embedded in one's "muscle memory", becomes the new standard way of working. Like Jason says, it's easy to fall back into old habits, or grow discouraged in the early days. Your results will not be immediate.
But let us not despair, for these failures didn't diminish our successes! Surprisingly, even without dedicated focus or and organized official initiative in place, all of us participating here found some level of reduction in frivolous email.
Jason: Anecdotal evidence showed me that after a week's vacation, my inbox was easily handled within a single day upon returning to the office, a feat unheard of prior to this effort. Most email seen is now in the form of automated notifications which I periodically disable as I add the corresponding wiki or discussion forum to my RSS Reader. All this allows for uncluttered, easy use of "good" email: private communications of confidential or sensitive nature.
Kelly: Success snuck up on me as well ... gradually more and more of the email I received was in the form of automated notifications, and only rarely does my email include slide decks or file attachments, which for me, is the biggest win of all. No more "mail jail"!!!! The volume of email I receive that needs to be processed IN MY INBOX is reduced to onsie-twosies. Everything else is handled in the right place .... Rational Team Concert for work items, commentary and documentation, Connections Communities for shared collaboration and knowledge sharing. Rational Asset Manager as our document repository. So guess what? I don't need to sit with my inbox open all day, addressing the deluge. How cool is THAT?
And lastly, what WERE our lessons learned from all this?
Jason: First and foremost, culture change is a long and difficult road fraught with speed-bumps around every turn. It is frustratingly slow and requires both a deep commitment and resilient spirit. Secondly: sometimes the right thing to do isn't the easiest. There is indeed an initial extra effort we need to take when trying to move conversations to the right tool, and this isn't always an easy task, but the benefits are readily seen once all participants in the conversation are on board.
Kelly: My biggest lesson learned ..... don't reply to email ..... rather, use your email to model the kind of collaborative habits and behavior you hope to see. If people send an email asking for information, DON'T JUST ANSWER THE QUESTION. Provide a link to where you've posted the answer/information for all to benefit from. Persevere in your efforts to work openly, transparently, and collaboratively .... it's the right thing to do. It's the smart thing to do.
Shared knowledge is power!
Did you miss any of this blog series? Fret not, faithful readers, here is the complete topic list which you can also find via the woti tag:
Working Outside the Inbox: The Adventure Begins!
Working Outside the Inbox, Step 1: Stop Replying to Email
Working Outside the Inbox, Step 2: Group Conversations and Identify Use Cases
Working Outside the Inbox, Step 3: Move conversations to the right home!
Working Outside the Inbox, Step 4: Record Progress, Set an Example and Act as a Change Agent!
Working Outside the Inbox: Let's Talk About Attachments
Working Outside the Inbox: Speed Bumps ahead!
Working Outside the Inbox: Those pesky status updates
Working Outside the Inbox: Put your Inbox in the upstairs bathroom
Working Outside the Inbox: Returning from vacation
Introduction on renewals concepts:
Why you need to apply maintenance to a license file or need to renew a license (even when a license file says permanent), let's start with a software purchase:
When you purchase a product/software you will have a valid maintenance (date in the license file) for one year (license type will be permanent though), From the next year onwards, the license needs to be renewed in order to download the latest release of the software/product, So the renewal of license will entitle a user for support and the upgrade to the latest release (available) of the software.
For products using date based licensing version, you will see both the original license order plus any renewal order for that product. The License Key Center will list the Renewal Order as a separate line in your account. To apply this to your license key, select the Renewal Order and it will give you the licenses associated to choose from. You may then add the quantity of the renewal per product and regenerate the key. Note, only registered licenses show up in the list of licenses available for upgrades using the renewal order. Important! The Original License Order and the Associated Renewal Order have to be registered on the same IBM Site ID. To be able to apply the renewal order and upgrade the license keys the orders need to reside on the same License Key Center account ID which is the same as your IBM Site ID
How to apply maintenance to the licenses using Rational License Key Center:
To begin with, let us understand why we need to apply maintenance to the permanent license file.
A database license key has the Subscription and Support (S&S) end date or Maintenance End Date in built as the license key version. For example:
INCREMENT Change-Base telelogic 2011.1215 permanent 2 \
VENDOR_STRING=T10-999999:Admin ISSUED=01-Jan-2011 SIGN2="XXXX \
(example 2011.1215 = Dec 15, 2011 is the end date of your current S&S)
The license key can be used with any software version released before the end date of the in built license version (S&S end date). To be able to use any new release, the license key needs to be updated with new S&S orders for each period of renewal.
How to apply maintenance (S&S Renewal) to the existing license file:
Log in to IBM Rational License Key Center:
(User name and password required. If you do not remember the password, It can be regenerated by clicking on “forgot password” as shown in the above screen capture bottom left corner)
Click on "Get Keys" in the left navigation bar as shown below:
Select the Product for which maintenance or S&S renewal needs to be applied, lets say DOORS, then select the product and follow the instructions ahead.
If the licenses are already generated, then click on the respective S&S renewal link based on the renewal purchased or latest renewal available, check the box and click on
In the "Required Information" screen, ensure you check for the correct Hostname and Host ID:
Additional Information on how to get the hostname and the Host ID of a Microsoft Windows machine:
Click on Start -> run -> cmd
In the DOS prompt type VOL and hit return, this will give you the “Volume serial number”. This is the same as the “Disk Serial Number” or the Host ID,
Similarly, if you type HOSTNAME in the DOS prompt and hit return it will get you the machine name.
In the Version column, drop the box and select the latest version of the product and check the Original Maintenance End Date to be the current one. Please see below, Taking an example of Doors, we can choose the latest version while applying the maintenance to the license file:
In the Usage Quantity, key in the number of the licenses that needs to be upgraded to the latest maintenance.
Click on "Generate" and then download the latest license file by clicking the button "Download License Keys".
Author: Saurabh Tyagi
Just a quick note to let you know that I have accepted a new role in IBM, still focused on collaboration, communities, and knowledge-sharing, but outside of Rational Client Support.
It's been a great ride, and I'm looking forward to new opportunities and challenges. Notes from Rational Support is going strong and I leave you in the Most Capable Hands of my Wonder Twin, Jason O'Donnell and the growing cadre of bloggers in Rational Client Support.
They, and everyone else at Rational Client Support, inspire me every single day with their dedication and passion for client success. You've got a great bunch of people to work with.
It has been my pleasure and joy to share knowledge with you here, and I hope we have been able to make a difference for you. So, of course, consider this one last plea for feedback from me. If you have found this blog to be of value to you over the past several years, a quick comment would be greatly appreciated.
As always, you can find me on t'internets as kellypuffs. (And hopefully, Jason will let me come back with the odd guest post now and then
* Jason's Editorial Note:
We wish Kelly all the best in her new endeavors! While we are very sad to see her go, we are also incredibly happy that she has such a wonderful opportunity to bring her skills to other important projects within IBM. This blog began as Kelly's brain-child; a way to bring personality and voice to the Rational Support crew and to provide our amazing clients with great tips and useful content to help in your daily jobs. Luckily, Kelly won't be going too far away! As she will continue her work in the social spaces for IBM, the editorial staff here will make sure she has a spot for guest posts whenever she has content appropriate for a Rational Support focused audience, be it product or thought leadership specific items. We enjoy her voice here and are pleased she will still be hanging around!
As you may have already noted, we are also adding other post authors to our growing list of contributors (it takes a lot of people to replace Kelly!), and will continue with this trend to make sure the blog here remains a solid and valuable resource for our clients and other IBMers as well. It is our commitment to take Kelly's work here and carry on the ideals she set forth when she began this blog: open, transparent, and authentic communication and collaboration for mutual success.
Integrating Rational Focal Point with Rational solution for CLM applications, Part 1- Set up: Learn about Rational Focal Point integration with the requirements management and change and configuration management applications of Rational Solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management. Part 1 of this demo series includes: Setting up a workspace, adding members to a workspace, and assigning roles.
For the remaining 4 parts below, be sure to click through the title link to get to the videos... you won't want to miss these:
Integrating Rational Focal Point with Rational solution for CLM applications, Part 2- Configure: Learn about Rational Focal Point integration with the requirements management and change and configuration management applications of Rational Solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). Part 2 of this demo series shows how to: Register Rational Focal Point as an incoming consumer in the CLM server, establish the connection with the CLM server in Rational Focal Point, configure attributes for storing CLM artifacts in Rational Focal Point, and add view commands for bulk operation.
Integrating Rational Focal Point with Rational solution for CLM applications Part 3- Add as an outbound friend: Learn about Rational Focal Point integration with the requirements management and change and configuration management applications of Rational Solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). Part 3 of this demo series continues to configure the integration between Rational Focal Point and Rational solution for CLM applications. Learn how to: Add Rational Focal Point as an outbound friend in Rational solution for CLM, configure consumer authentication and configure the preview view for published elements.
Integrating Rational Focal Point with Rational solution for CLM applications Part 4- Publish business needs: Learn about Rational Focal Point integration with the requirements management and change and configuration management applications of Rational Solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). In Part 4 of this demo series, learn how you can mange the Rational Focal Point business needs with the CLM applications. Learn how to: Add business needs in Rational Focal Point, create project proposals and approve them for implementation, publish business needs as requirements to the requirement management application, change the status of the requirements in the requirement management application, and track the progress from Rational Focal Point.
Integrating Rational Focal Point with Rational solution for CLM applications, Part 5- Check the progress and generate reports: Learn about Rational Focal Point integration with the requirements management and change and configuration management applications of Rational Solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). Part 5 of this demo series shows how to: Publish the project proposal with the business needs from Rational Focal Point to change and configuration management system as a project with work items, change the state of the work items in the change and configuration management application, track the work item state from Rational Focal Point, and generate the traceability report for the business needs.
Things have slowed a bit now with Summer holidays and vacations. But fear not, we've still been busy working to bring you the latest fixpacks and releases for your products to make sure you're running in the best possible environments you can. So, why not take this quiet summer Monday, grab another cup of coffee, and check out the following Rational downloads which have been released over the past few weeks since July 27th, 2012: