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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.
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Along with the recent release of Rational ClearCase fix packs 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199, a new version (1.3) of the ClearCase Integration with Cadence Design Framework II was released making it the fourth version of the integration since 2010.
To learn more about the Cadence integration be sure to check out the upcoming Webcast which is hosted by the Rational User Community (RUC) with discussions from our very own software development team members Peter Hack and Mike Nellis.
A guest post on Rational Support Bangalore hosted Open Mic sessions by KrishnaKanth Naik:
In this fast paced life, when some thing goes wrong, we often ask: why me? When we look back to see what caused this problem - the answer would be the most logical choice was not done/used. But as life goes on so does work at work.
O P E N M I C - Rational Basics
To get an individual invite for any of these sessions, please email the blog author: KrishnaKanth Naik (kri
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As a support organization, we know how important it is to get you the right answers at the right time. Today we'd like to highlight one of our many tools in our bag of tricks to help you...
As a user of the IBM Support Assistant (ISA) V4 workbench you're already familiar with its suite of powerful problem determination tools for the desktop. The latest release, ISA V5, is now server based, so many of those tools have evolved for the cloud. In this post on IBM Electronic Support's blog, Russell Wright takes a look at the different types of problem determination tools we have for ISA V5. We highly recommend Russell's article and encourage you to try ISA V5 to see just what it can do for you. Not familiar with ISA? Here's a quick explanation and link that should help clarify and lead you on the way to more effective and efficient problem solving! What is IBM Support Assistant? IBM Support Assistant (ISA) provides several, free software offerings that help you with a variety of problem determination needs. With focus on quickly finding key information, automating repetitive steps and arming you with a diverse collection of serviceability tools, you will be prepared for self-analysis and diagnosis of problems to resolve problems in less time.
Not familiar with ISA? Here's a quick explanation and link that should help clarify and lead you on the way to more effective and efficient problem solving!
What is IBM Support Assistant?
IBM Support Assistant (ISA) provides several, free software offerings that help you with a variety of problem determination needs. With focus on quickly finding key information, automating repetitive steps and arming you with a diverse collection of serviceability tools, you will be prepared for self-analysis and diagnosis of problems to resolve problems in less time.
Green Hat's products have been repackaged as part of the IBM Rational Quality Management portfolio under the following product names: IBM Rational Test Workbench, IBM Rational Performance Test Server and the IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server. You will see this change reflected in the product list table below, as well as on the various product support pages.
IBM Rational Green Hat product-specific support pages on ibm.com
Green Hat Customer Orientation Webcast series: August through September IBM Rational Client Support will be hosting a series of customer oreintation webcasts designed to help you, as Green Hat clients get the most benefit from IBM support resources and products. Click here for a full schedule of the series along with connection information.
Hope to see you there!