An announcement was made on the week of April 8th, 2014 that certain versions of multiple Rational products would be end of support on April 30th, 2015. After that date, no support extensions are offered for those versions. For details on what this means and what products are affected, you can find the announcement here.
If you are running the versions affected by this announcement, you might be interested in upgrading to new a version ahead of time instead of waiting until the last minute. Where can you find information on upgrading or updating your product? Fortunately, several awesome support engineers are creating technotes to point you in the right direction.
Here are some of the technotes available, listed by the product and versions affected by the announcement.
Rational Quality Manager v4.x: Best Practices in Manual Testing- In this video presentation, Dennis Schultz and Joshua Burton take you through an introduction to manual testing with Rational Quality Manager v4, and beyond, including test case designs, recording manual tests, and augmenting manual tests with automation.
And don't miss the next two videos with presentations based on content from last year's IBM Innovate!
84% of us check our Smartphones as soon as we wake up. Guilty. Research shows that most of us who use social media for customer service expect a very quick response. Guilty again; but that’s actually my expectation for every customer service interaction. And I expect it to be personal and meaningful. I hate unproductive wait time. Are my standards too high?
Down time has become more critical in a Bring Your Own Device world hooked on 24X7 access and response. Grabbing a cup of coffee is often my answer, but when thousands of users are idled because a mission critical app is down the cost is more than a few bucks. IDC and others gauge the cost of down time at a whopping $100K/hr per thousand users. Dunn & Bradstreet says a typical organization annually loses 14 hours to app down time and that is increasing by 12% every year. That’s burning real money fast.
Having an Accelerated Value Leaderis the ticket to personal, meaningful interactions that often result in zero down time - for less than cost of a couple hours of wasted productivity. One Semiconductor Company with whom AVP partners went from multiple critical incidents that repeatedly brought their global dev teams to a full stop, to zero critical incidents in the first year of the program. That’s a tangible ROI of >$450K - and it’s just part of what we accomplished together.
Interested? Come by Asia 5 at IBM Innovate2014 and learn why more than half of the world’s top 25 public companies chooseAVP.
But wait, there's more! Don't stop at just the introduction! Check out the four additional videso linked below for even more in-depth guides for using IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager to its fullest:
Browse Products in IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager, v4.0.6- The Products tour shows the Browse Products screen and describes typical usage of that screen in the context of a scenario. Other functionality in IBM® Rational® Engineering Lifecycle Manager is discussed where Products features flow into other areas of the tool, such as importing files, versioning, branching, and integrating with Rational Team Concert.
Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Foundations- In this webinar, Dean Leffingwell describes how to Be Agile-Scale Up-Stay Lean and Have more Fun with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), a publicly accessible knowledge base of proven Lean and Agile practices for enterprise-class software development. He approaches the problem from the perspectives of Lean thinking and principles of product development flow, illustrating how these core principles help deliver business results at scale, while keeping the development system (and the enterprise) lean and able to responsive rapidly to changing market needs. In addition, enterprises applying the framework have been getting better results, and since winning is more fun, Leffingwell will also describe some of the positive changes to corporate culture that occur when an enterprise is experiencing success with scaled Lean and Agile methods.