Latest News about IBM Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) - Sept. 2012
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September is back to school month. Kids are adjusting to school after a long and enjoyable summer, and for parents, like myself, to get into the groove of juggling work and kid's activities. Sometimes, I wish we could follow similar patterns with development and have a long and enjoyable summers.
After we shipped CLM 4.0 in June, we pressed hard to tie some loose ends, as well as to start activities on our 2013 plans. September represented a culmination of some of these activities. Firstly, we delivered Design Management 4.0 version which extends CLM into a new dimension, pushing the boundary of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). We followed with a maintenance release, CLM 188.8.131.52. In addition, we pushed the CLM reach with the Tech Preview of Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters. With these adapters, teams can leverage their source code in Git, bugs in JIRA, or test plans and testcases in HP Quality Center, as linked software lifecycle artifacts. Built on the OSLC standards, these adapters allow Git, JIRA or HP QC to play the role of the SCM, Change Management provider, or Quality Management provider in the CLM scenarios, in much the same way our Rational products would.
We have a few new pieces of content to help apply CLM in your context. Cindy VanEpps and Nick Norris are kicking off a new series of articles on Software Development Compliance and I suggest following Nick and Cindy while they explore the issues of developing in regulated industries, best practices for dealing with those issues, and how the CLM tools can help. The articles also provide a process configuration template and audit report templates to help you leverage this work in your environment.
The CLM process configuration contains everything that is needed to execute the solution. It includes best practices, as well as product templates, for enacting the solution. For more information, see the article Document and automate processes with Rational Method Composer and Jazz by Ricardo Balduino.
We just finished redesigning our Collaborative Lifecycle Management page with refreshed content and organizational improvements. One of our favorite ways of demonstrating and explaining CLM is by using the Money That Matters scenario, and this is a newly added CLM page too. We’ve updated the materials for our Proof of Technology materials which will help you run through the scenario in detail. Let us know what else you would like to see on this page.
Last but not least, Peter Haumer, Rational Subject Matter Expert on our reporting solution published a practical guide to using metrics with Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence and Rational Insight Improve the value of your CLM reports by using metrics.
I hope you enjoyed reading my CLM update blog. Let me know what else you would like me to blog about. Thank you.
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