IBM Rational DOORS Next Gen is supported on Jazz platform helping you to collaborate with other Jazz platform tools like Rational Team Concert and Rational Quality Manager in your environment.
IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation provides additional features like:
Enhanced collaborative environment for requirements management in support of engineering practices and project collaboration for complex and embedded systems; interoperability between versions of IBM Rational DOORS.
Advanced web support for rich text formatting, diagrams and graphics for capturing and managing requirements.
Integrated requirements management tools to help drive better design, development and testing during the software engineering lifecycle.
Expanded planning and lifecycle capabilities with compliance to industry standards and regulations.
Rational DOORS Next Gen has assumed the place of Rational Requirements Management (RM) for the Jazz platform that adds a requirements definition and management application on top of that common platform.
Now let’s discuss the DOORS Next Gen licensing concept.
DOORS Next Gen is the name rendered to the DOORS installation based on Jazz platform where you can enrich your client from a DOORS Next Gen Analyst or a Requirements Composer Client Access license. The contemporary version of the DOORS thick client is available too; this is DOORS 9.5.
Notice the fact, as per the screenshot above, that DOORS Next Gen and Rational Requirements Composer are based on Jazz platform activated by authorized or floating CALs (Client Access Licenses).
The Jazz admin can assign the licenses to the users by logging in to the License Management page which defines the level of access for each user.
Points to remember
DOORS 9.5 does not check out the license from the Jazz Team server; instead a license server is required to host the license and an environment variable TELELOGIC_LICENSE_FILE.
An IBM Rational DOORS Next Gen license is available at no extra cost to clients with active subscription and support for Rational DOORS.
Rational DOORS license holders are entitled to Jazz license keys for Rational DOORS Next Generation, with applicable renewals.
DOORS Next Gen and Rational Requirements Composer are products derived out at different requirement management levels, however either one of the licenses will work for the other.
The same web-based Requirements Management capabilities are available to both Rational DOORS Next Gen and Rational Requirements Composer users.
I hope you've got the info you are looking for, but you might still have some questions in mind. If so, I invite you to take a look at the FAQs section below and to check out the Rational Common Licensing Support Community for even more licensing support tips, tricks, how-tos and community delivered assistance.
Are there differences generating the licenses for DOORS 9.5 and DOORS Next Gen?
Both are absolutely the same. Generating the license for DOORS 9.5 via the License key center also generates the license for DOORS Next Gen Analyst (Jazz license).
Is there a role based licensing model for DOORS Next Gen on Jazz platform?
Yes. Refer to the screenshot below.
Can DOORS Web Access (DWA) 9.5 acquire a license of DOORS Next Gen?
DWA is the name for the client installed in the bundle with DOORS 9.5. Hence DWA still retains the way of checking out a license by defining an environment variable TELELOGIC_LICENSE_FILE. However DOORS Next Gen can be accessed as a web
I do not see a license that can be generated for DWA 9.5 on the license key center. How do I go about it?
DWA Edit or Review license generated with the DWA 1.5 with maintenance applied, greater than 14th Dec 2012, you can use DWA 9.5.
DWA 9.5 is launched and I do not have a license for DWA. How can this be explained?
DWA 9.5 can also be launched with a DOORS 9.5 license. If you have a DOORS license, it stands explained.
See you folks. Let’s get together with my next blog post.
Jazz team server has a detailed reporting mechanism for the floating license usage and these reports can be very helpful in managing the available floating licenses effectively. The reports give a picture of license consumption in a given time frame. This not only helps you to manage your licenses but also provides a big picture about your license requirements for a project.
There are two ways to collect data about the license usage on a license server:
* Historic usage snapshots - Data that tracks how many of each CAL were used concurrently over time.
Some graphs built into the admin web UI
Can generate graphs in the Jazz reporting UI
* Full license usage log - Exactly which users used which CALs and for how long.
Involves enabling the full license log
Must parse the log by hand to extract the details you are looking for
Historic usage snapshots
By default, the license server will collect basic license usage data and store the data as historic snapshots. The data collected is only how many of each Client Access License, CAL were used, and by which server. That data is used to generate the graphs provided by the admin web UI.
You can see the admin web UI graphs by going to this URL, https://<yourserver>:9443/jts/admin#action=com.ibm.team.repository.admin.floatingLicenseReports, or by the following steps:
Load the admin web UI of the license server, usually https://<yourserver>:9443/jts/admin.
Three ways of monitoring the license usage on the web UI:
1. Click the server tab and in the licensing pane, Click reports.
2. On the floating license usage page, select a license type from the menu.
3. Optional : Enter values in the start date and end date fields.
4. Click on the "Reports" link in the "Floating License Usage" section of the left navigation area.
The page to obtain the floating license usage looks like this:
In below given scenario:
We are running the reports for the IBM Rational Quality Manager – Quality Professional – Token licenses from September 1st to September 10th.
Further the details about the license denial's if any also would be present in the logs.
In below provided image, It is clear that the consumption of the tokens is high from 09/09/2012 to 09/12/2012.
You can also get access to the raw data through the generic reporting UI by doing the following:
View the report UI in the web by going to https://<yourserver>:9443/jts/web/projects/Jazz%20Foundation#action=jazz.viewPage&id=com.ibm.team.reports
Full license usage log
To use the full license log, you must first enable it through the admin web UI. You can do it through the following steps:
Load the admin web UI of the license server, usually https://<yourserver>:9443/jts/admin.
Click on the "Advanced Properties" link in the "Configuration" section of the left navigation area.
Find the "Floating License Log File" property and change it's value to be the location of a file on your disk. The file's extension should be ".xls" or ".csv" or “log”
Click the 'Save' button at the top of the page
After the license log has been enabled a file will be generated for each license action that happens on the server. Here is an extract of a sample log:
The meaning of each column is:
* Server - The server that made the request to the license server
* Start time - The time the license lease was created
* Expiration Date - The time of the license expiration after the request was processed. For checkouts this is the initial expiration date and for extends, this is the new expiration date.
* Policy Id - The id of the license being requested
* Lease Id - A unique identifier that can be used to track changes to the lease over time. Subsequent 'extend' and 'checkin' requests will use the same lease id.
* User Id - The user id, from the requesting server, of the user requesting the license
* Operation Id - The operation that is prompting the license request. This is the action that caused the server to request the license action.
* Description - The type of operation being performed, possibly a checkin, extend, or release.
IBM Rational Jazz token license configuration on Jazz team server
Token based licensing is an option, along with floating and authorized user licensing, within the Rational portfolio. Technically, the basis of token licensing is on the traditional floating license mechanism and process. However, when it comes to how the license check out (consumption) works, it has a different behavior.
In a token environment, each product consumes a predefined token value, not a predefined quantity as it does in a traditional floating licensing environment. The license key has a pool of tokens from which the license server automatically calculates the tokens being checked in and out across users and products.
Lets discuss how a token based licensing model can be implemented for Jazz-based products.
Jazz-based products use IBM Rational Common Licensing (RCL) token service provider, which is an extension of the Jazz Team Server (JTS) that forwards token requests to an IBM Rational License Key Server (RLKS). Jazz-based products and non Jazz-based products can share tokens from same pool of tokens.
How to generate Jazz tokens?
Log into the Rational license key center and follow the below steps to get the required Jazz tokens
Select Tokens under the Product Line
Input your host information
Select Generate Key
At the top of the screen, select Download License Keys.
This will generate the license.dat file.
Scroll down the page and select Download Jazz Keys.
This generates the Jazz.Token.zip file.
You can also refer to the technote links below which will guide you in accomplishing this task:
To configure these Jazz based licenses, from a licensing perspective pre-requisites are:
Jazz team server version 3.0 or higher.
FlexLm license server 8.1.1 or higher.
The Rational License Key Server does not run on IBM i, Linux for System z, or z/OS.
The following picture shows a high level single server topology deployment of RTC using token licensing.
Once you have successfully configured your flexlm license server with token file, you downloaded from IBM Rational license key center (license.dat), Import the Jazz Keys (Jazz.Token.zip file) on the Jazz team server.
Post successful import of Jazz keys on the Jazz team server you will find an entry very similar to the below diagram
The above screen confirms that the Jazz tokens are successfully imported on the Jazz team server and we can now proceed to configure this Jazz Team Server to communicate with the Rational License Key Server that you installed and configured earlier.
In the Floating License Server section of the License Key Management page of your Jazz team server click the radio button next to IBM Rational Common Licensing Token Service to enable the service.
Hover over the icon in the Actions column until you see the edit hover. Click the icon to view the Server Configuration dialogs shown in following picture.
Configure the following two properties in the above dialog:
IBM Rational License Key Server: Provide the URL of the IBM Rational License Key Server you installed. This is of the form "port@hostname".
Token Lease Timeout: Specify how long a user can be inactive before the token expires. You can only make time interval longer.
If the Jazz Team Server is able to connect to the Rational License Key Server, you'll see a green checkmark on the IBM Rational Common Licensing Token Service line as shown in following picture.
Rational Team Concert has a simple set of defined roles to enable key solutions for your organization. With Rational Team Concert you simply acquire licenses to support the roles and solutions that you are interested in. This provides you with an unprecedented level of flexibility and cost efficiency to choose and use only what you are interested in to support your needs. Rational Team Concert allows you to implement individual components of RTC now and others later simply through licensing - and without your typical deployment and integration headaches and risks.
When you purchase a role-based license for IBM Rational Team Concert you will have read, write, and comment access to some or all of the capabilities of the Change and Configuration Management application. In addition, there are three types of Developer client access licenses.
Client access licenses
Types of client access licenses
Types of Developer client access licenses
Client access licenses: When you install Rational Team Concert, you deploy the Change and Configuration Management application, in addition to the Jazz Team Server. You then use activation kits to install product client access licenses on the Jazz Team Server and assign these licenses to users so that they can access the capabilities provided by the Change and Configuration Management application.
With a role-based licensing scheme, when you purchase a client access license for a particular role you will have read, write, and comment access to some or all of the capabilities of the Change and Configuration Management application.
You install the client access license activation kits in the License Key Management section in the Administration page of the Jazz Team Server. You assign the licenses to users in the Client Access License Management section of Jazz User Administration. See Installing and managing license keys for instructions.
Types of client access licenses:
Role-based client access licenses: The roles in this table correspond to the client access licenses you can purchase for Rational Team Concert in this release. A role-based license will give you access (read; read and write; or read, write, and comment) to some or all of the capabilities in the Change and
Configuration Management application.
Legend: RW = read/write R = read only (and "comment" if user has RW access to Jazz Foundation)
Functional user licenses: When you install Rational Team Concert, you receive, in addition to the client access licenses above, the following functional client access licenses. These licenses are not for actual users. Instead, they are used as account IDs to set up connections to other capabilities. None of these licenses adds to the server user limit.
Developer Client Access Licenses: This matrix shows how support and the level of cross-server SCM capability afforded by a currently installed Developer client access license are affected by subsequently installed CALs.
Note: Only the Developer-10-C Client Access License is free For both the Developer-10-C and Developer for Work groups Client Access Licenses, the following restrictions apply. Only 1 activation kit can be installed per server Only 1 activation kit can be installed across any set of servers sharing the same floating license server
Trial licenses: When installing the server, there are two Installation Manager packages available for installation: Jazz Team Server and CCM Application installs the server components Rational Team Concert Required Base License Keys, including Trials installs the functional user licenses and the trial versions of the role-based licenses, For any deployment topology, you must install the Rational Team Concert Required Base License Keys, including Trials package on any machine with a Jazz Team Server that has one or more registered instances of the Change and Configuration Management application.
Once a Jazz Team Server is installed, you may install additional license keys in the License Key Management section in the Administration page of the Jazz Team Server
FAQs: To help resolve some common Jazz errors in your day to day activities without relying on anyone else, you may follow the technical documentation written by experts from Rational Licensing team below:
This video demonstrates how to successfully configure the new IBM Jazz Common Project Administration application that the IBM Rational Jazz team are developing to simplify creation of projects that span applications and capabilities.
Katur stopped by this afternoon to show off his new Redbook: Collaborative Application Lifecycle Management with IBM Rational Products, written in collaboration with other good peeps, several of which I've had the pleasure of working with. Katur Patel and Brianna Smith currently work in Rational Client Support.
It's 600+ pages of fun and excitement featuring Build Forge, ClearCase, ClearQuest, ReqPro, and introducing Rational Quality Manager, Rational Requirements Composer Rational Software Analyzer and Rational Team Concert.
From the back cover:
In this book, we provide a reference scenario and tool architectures for deploying the new IBM Rational products into an existing enterprise environment. We also provide a set of blueprints that define each of the key disciplines in the development life cycle to help you understand the domain and how the Rational products support the need of that discipline. Our primary focus is to highlight the value of CALM by providing a user view of the solution that is used to support a distributed enterprise development team that incorporates aspects of the "Agility-at-Scale" approach.
Get yours here - download a PDF or order your own hard copy.
This video demonstrates how to configure Jazz Team Server (JTS) with the applications Requirements Management (RM), Change and Configuration Management (CCM), and Quality Management (QM) using the 3.0 Beta 2 version of the code. Notable in this demo is the updated JTS Setup Wizard, which now unifies setup across the JTS and the three applications.
Please join our Bangalore support team on Tuesday, May 25th, 3-4pm IST, for an informative open mic on Managing Rational Performance Tester and Rational Functional Tester test assets in Rational Quality Manager.
Briefing for the Topic We will start the session with a brief discussion on RFT, RPT and RQM tools and the main course covering the integrations of RFT; RPT with RQM and then list out the benefits, value addition this integration provides to customers. We will also have a demo towards the end of the discussion and a summary on the concepts discussed.
About Rational Quaiity Manager IBM® Rational® Quality Manager is collaborative, Web-based, quality management software for comprehensive test planning and test asset management throughout the software life cycle. Built on the Jazz™ platform, it is for test teams of all sizes and supports a variety of user roles, such as test manager, test architect, test lead, tester, and lab manager, as well as roles outside of the test organization.
Rational Quality Manager enables users to manage and run automated test scripts created with other test tools by integrating RQM with the testing tools. You can create test scripts in RQM that refer to existing tests that were created with IBM® Rational® Functional Tester, Rational Performance Tester, Rational Service Tester, Rational Robot, and Rational AppScan Tester Edition.
IBM® Rational® Functional Tester (RFT), IBM® Rational® Performance Tester (RPT), IBM® Rational® Quality Manager (RQM) customers and IBM internal contacts.
Various discussions with customers and questions in the forums
indicate that new Projects starting to use Rational Team
Concert often struggle to understand how Work Items,
Planning, Build and SCM integrate. However, these fundamentals of RTC
are needed to bootstrap and customize a project. This article on Jazz.net provides a
introduction of the underlying fundamental concepts of Rational Team
Rational Team Concert 3.0: In addition to the web and Eclipse clients, we now offer an ISPF client
for those users familiar with TSO/ISPF green screen interfaces. This
client has a subset of the Eclipse client function (just as the web
client does) tailored to SCM interaction.
Check out this new video from Carolyn Pampino and our friends at jazz.net :
How do you know when you're really ready to
release? Answering this question requires ALM visibility spanning
project management, requirements, coding, build and testing artifacts.
In this demo, we show how the Rational solution provides the end-to-end
visibility agile teams need to succeed with ALM. The demo starts with a
development plan that shows the relationship among plan items,
requirements and test cases. We see how adding a new plan item to the
release backlog drives a choreographed set of team activities for
project managers, analysts, developers and quality professionals.
Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational Requirements Composer were demoed using the 3.0 Beta 2 versions.
Visit jazz.net to learn more about our next releases.
Jazz.net is live with a completely reworked and improved website
The new Jazz.net site includes the addition of Rational Requirements
Composer, Quality Manager, and Focal Point for Project Management. We
have done what you asked for and made much more of our
Jazz Development open and transparent. Now clients and community
members will be able to enjoy the benefits of transparent development
but no longer just for Rational Team Concert. Now you can participate with us in shaping plans, prioritizing fixes, and
interacting directly with our expanding Jazz Development Team for three
new Jazz Products. See http://jazz.net/ for the complete details
eGuide now on Jazz.net
IBM Rational support has taken all the best links from our RSDC eGuide mini-CD and posted them online at http://jazz.net/eguide! This one page contains the latest links to the most important & helpful Rational support areas on ibm.com, developerWorks and Jazz.net.
Jazz is an initiative to transform software and systems delivery by making it more collaborative, productive and transparent, through integration of information and tasks across the phases of the lifecycle. The Jazz initiative consists of three elements: Platform, Products and Community.
Jazz Team Server (JTS) provides the foundational services which enable a group of tools to work together as a single logical server, and includes any number of Jazz Team Server Extensions that provide the tool-specific functionality. All of the foundation and tool-specific services are RESTful web services.
Technically, The Jazz Foundation Services (JFS) are a concrete set of RESTful web services – REST APIs – for dealing with user and project administration, security, collaboration, query, and other generic cross-tool capabilities.
The Jazz platform is designed to support any industry participant who wants to improve the software and systems lifecycle and break down walls between tools. The platform is built on architectural principles that represent a key departure from approaches taken in the past. Unlike the way monolithic, closed products of the past are integrated, Jazz has an innovative approach to integration based on open, flexible services and Internet architecture.
Jazz is an open platform designed to support any industry participant who wants to improve the software lifecycle and break down walls between tools.
Organizations need to flexibly assemble their software delivery environment, using their preferred tools and vendors. Since this environment is not static, organizations need to evolve their environment as their needs change at their own pace.
The Jazz platform provides the technical foundation for several types of lifecycle tool integration. This platform consists of an architecture and a set of application frameworks and toolkits as shown on the slide.
There are two principal facets of the Jazz architecture:
1) Linked Lifecycle Data, applying the W3C “Linked Data” standard to the realm of lifecycle data (e.g., requirements, change requests, test plans, code, etc.)
2)Integration services, providing cross-cutting capability for any lifecycle tool (e.g., user admin, project admin, lifecycle query) to enable the "system" of tools to work well together
The Jazz architecture addresses this problem by providing standard interfaces and methods for tools to establish links to data housed and managed by other tools, possibly those built on widely varying technologies. Jazz embraces the linked data approach as implemented in the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) initiative. Linked data is the fundamental architectural principle of OSLC, making it "the community and specifications for Linked Lifecycle Data.“
Integration services are general purpose cross-tool capabilities that enable the whole (a set of Jazz products) to be greater than the sum of its parts.
Some integration services (e.g., user identity management) provide a capability that all tools can use, delivering a predictable in-tool experience, and simplifying cross-tool interactions. Other integration services (e.g., dashboards or lifecycle project admin) are implemented by several tools, and knit together to provide a coherent overall integrated capability.
Learn how to set up an IBM Rational Team Concert main build that performs an IBM Rational Developer for System z code review. Based on the result of the code review, the process either submits the build to compile, or stops and reports the code review errors. Apply the tested, documented sample described in this article to implement a similar solution on your own platform. The steps focus on the Rational Team Concert administrator who writes an Ant task to compile COBOL programs, depending on other previous tasks, such as quality control.
Figure 1. Technical context for the sample scenario:
About the Author: Corinne Blanchard has 20 years of experience in the application development field (Cobol, Pacbase, J2EE). In the last six years she has worked for IBM on Rational products as a client technical professional and team leader for Rational Enterprise Modernization tools. In 2010, she contributed to the IBM Redbooks IBM WebSphere RFID handbook: A solution guide and IBM WebSphere RFID handbook: A programming guide. In 2013, she wrote a workbook that explains the basics of IBM Rational Programming Patterns.
A new video is now available on the IBMJazz YouTube channel:
Sometimes it is difficult to remember where you have used a given
definition. In this demo you will learn how to find out what artifacts
are associated with a given system definition (e.g. data set definition,
language definition, translator). You will also practice re-associating
a set of artifacts with a different definition in one easy operation.
Note also that before archiving a definition you can use this function
to ascertain what references would be broken by archiving, and then
associate (re-factor) to a non-archived definition, thus ensuring
Abstract: You can leverage your investment in IBM Rational ClearCase and enhance it with agile planning, work item execution and change management with IBM Rational Team Concert. This document provides information about the necessary requirements and identifies resources that will assist you in setting up the integration.
Rational is excited about its next generation of ApplicationLifecycle Management software offerings built using Jazztechnologies.These offerings currentlyinclude Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational ReqProComposer.
If you use one of these new products, in addition to workingwith our Support engineers to answer your questions and resolve any issues, youalso have the luxury of visiting our open Community at jazz.net.
Registering and participating on jazz.netallows you the opportunity to share, discuss, and provide insight with otherusers, developers, and academics that make up this new and growing Community.
You will get a chance to ask questions in forums and affectproduct changes by logging enhancement requests and more.
This new YouTube video from our friends at IBMJazz provides 10 minute overview on the Jazz licensing concepts introduced in
Rational Team Concert 3.0 and quick demo of the changes implemented in
the license management capabilities.
How do you know when you're really ready to release? Answering this
question requires ALM visibility spanning project management,
requirements, coding, build and testing artifacts. In this demo, we show
how the Rational solution provides the end-to-end visibility agile
teams need to succeed with ALM. The demo starts with a development plan
that shows the relationship among plan items, requirements and test
cases. We see how adding a new plan item to the release backlog drives a
choreographed set of team activities for project managers, analysts,
developers and quality professionals.
Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational Requirements Composer were demoed using the 3.0 Beta 2 versions.
Visit jazz.net to learn more about our next releases.
Check out this new CLM whitepaper from Rational Client Support's AVP team member Dayal Sachdev!
Dayal knows that clients today face challenges scaling Jazz environments appropriately and maintaining them, and has written this whitepaper that describes one approach to monitoring a server layer and captures those results for analysis using Resource Monitoring with IBM Rational Performance Tester. The target audience is administrators whom are in charge of hosting and maintaining Jazz CLM tools today while having a moderate understanding of load testing concepts and Jazz tools.
Packaging and Deployment includes features for packaging the output of a
build, and deploying those outputs into a runtime environment. Package
Definitions can be created to define the properties of a package (e.g.
application name, version), where to find the files to be packaged from
the build, etc. Package Definitions can be executed through a build
engine on the build server to archive these deployable binaries into a
zip file or a savefile. Deployment Definitions can be created to define
the properties related to deployment (e.g. the runtime location(s) into
which to extract the deployable binaries). Deployment Definitions can be
executed through a build engine running on the deploy server to
download and extract the contents to a runtime.
If you are going to be in the are on Feb 23rd, You won't want to miss this event! There will be live Jazz at Scott's Seafood. Kiosks will demonstrate the IBM Jazz tools in action. Scott Ambler will be presenting new Agile Software techniques. Plus drinks, appetizers, live jazz music, and prizes!! Don't miss out on a fun evening in Costa Mesa, Ca.
Ralph Schoon (Unleash The Labs, Leading Technical Sales Professional ) provides two great no-nonsense views into starting up with projects in IBM BlueMix on his external blog rsjazz.wordpress.com! With a deep expertise in the RTC / Jazz products, Ralph brings that skill into BlueMix and provides clear steps for using RTC and Eclipse to start developing Node.js applications for BlueMix.
Getting started with BlueMix- Ralph blogs about his experiences with BlueMix and provides some detailed information to help you get started as well: "Recently everyone has their heads in the clouds and I decided to have a peek to find out what it is all about. So I started looking into it. This post is a summary of my first experiences with the IBM BlueMix Cloud Computing offering and how I got started with developing my first applications for it..."
Using RTC to Work with DevOps Services and With Bluemix - Ralph blogs again with a deeper dive into BlueMix and Eclipse that builds upon the post above: "I recently had a look into Bluemix and how to use it with Eclipse to develop cloud applications. The blog post also mentions that there is an integration to DevOps Services that enables to use work items for planning. It also allows to use GIT or Jazz SCM to manage the source code. Recently I had a look into how that works and I would like to share here what I learned. This post assumes you have performed the first steps to setup your environment following the Getting started With Bluemix post already...."
With this release, IBM® Rational Team Concert™ provides breakthrough
enhancements in planning, change management, software configuration management,
and build management for developers and project managers while accelerating
the real-time flow of information and ideas across the extended software delivery
For requirements engineers and systems developers IBM Rational Team Concert adds
powerful robust change management and approvals to the market-leading IBM Rational® DOORS® environment.
Did you notice the hubub yesterday? No? Missed the excitement, eh? Well have no fear, we're here to help!
Collaborative Lifecycle Management 2011 (CLM 2011 for short) went live yesterday, amid some fanfare over on Jazz.net. To help you navigate and find some of the new and relevant CLM information, following are some outstanding resources for all your CLM 2011 needs!
And because we know you all love your pointers to the downloads:
Rational Requirements Composer 3.0.1: IBM Rational Requirements Composer 3.0.1 has been made generally available as part of the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) on PPA and Jazz.net.
Rational Team Concert 3.0.1: IBM Rational Team Concert 3.0.1 has been made generally available as part of the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) on Passport Advantage (PPA) and Jazz.net.
Rational Quality Manager 3.0.1: IBM Rational Quality Manager 3.0.1 has been made generally available as part of the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) on PPA and Jazz.net.
Don't miss the Jazz blog post for even more information around the CLM release and downloads pus common installation info and tips!
Our friends over at IBMJazz just published a new YouTube video on Jazz User Synchronization:
This video demonstrates how to configure user synchronization between Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and a centralized Jazz Team Server. By configuring user synchronization in this manner, you can add a user to any of these applications and it will be automatically synchronized to the other applications. Note that this is a new feature that just became available with the Rational Workbench for Collaborative Lifecycle Management beta, available on Jazz.net; it is not available in currently released products.
IBM Education Assistant is a collection of multimedia educational modules designed to help you gain a better understanding of IBM software products and use them more effectively to meet your business requirements.
Please check them out and let us know what you think ... either via the feedback mechanism at IEA or by leaving a comment here.
Another brief video will show
you how you can use the drop downs menus in the navigation bar to create
resources or access existing resources, search for resources with quick search,
track resources available from the drop down menus and the mini dashboard, and
use the Home menu to switch between projects within the same or different
Here's two videos and two articles for your benefit today; two videos on the Imperatives for ALM covering real-time planning and in-context collaboration, as well as two articles to help you along with business agility from a technical perspective and a tutorial on how to use the Practice Library application. Enjoy!
Article: Business Agility: A technical perspective from the IBM Rational software staff- Mike Perrow, a Rational software manager, explains how Rational software and services can help you attain and sustain what IBM calls "Business Agility:" better decisions through analytics and business rules, a smarter approach to the process of software delivery, and ways to extend your reach with secure, multi-platform and cloud development. He cites relevant features and their significance and benefits in these products, among others: IBM Rational Asset Manager 7.5.1, Rational Automation Framework 3.0, Rational Focal Point 6.5, Rational Insight 1.1, Rational Team Concert, Rational System Architect 11.4, plus support for Open Services Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC), the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM), and CLM for Agility@Scale.
And a special bonus article: How to use the Practice Library application- The Practice Library application is a simple tool that allows process authors to create and manage a set of shared practices which can be consumed by teams using the CLM applications. This guide describes how to use the Practice Library application from the perspectives of a process engineer and a project manager.