Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) manages the flow of people, process and information across the software lifecycle. IBM tools, best practices and services are designed to help customers leverage a collaborative, whole-team approach to Application Lifecycle Management. ALM that can help reduces communication inefficiencies, improve delivery time and enhance overall quality. The Rational ALM solution integrates requirements definition and management; modeling, architecture and construction; quality management; change and configuration management; and automation, build and asset management. This stream will showcase a broad variety of ALM disciplines and solutions that are advancing the state-of-the-art of software delivery.
IBM in the past couple of years has spent a considerable amount of time to try and reinvent ALM in ways so that products constituting an ALM solution can interact with each other more seamlessly, without being tied down by each other's limitations or expectations, and can integrate even if they are from different parties. With Open Services for Lifecycle Management (OSLC) and tools built on an open, extensible Jazz-based architecture, Rational has successfully managed to create a neat ALM solution which we call Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM), because it focuses on collaborative development in a team. Rational products - IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational Quality Manager, IBM Rational Asset Manager, IBM Rational Requirements Composer, Rational Insight, Rational Build Forge now all use a jazz based architecture and OSLC services to communicate with the Jazz server. So, not only can all these tools be used seamlessly in a ALM (or CLM as we call it) workbench, but also integrate with other OSLC based tools.
There are several really good talks and demos at IBM Innovate 2011.
On Day 1, we have Shivank Arya talking about
IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management Solution in ACTION using an implementation example - "Money that Matters"
On Day 2, Pradeep Balachandran talks about
Lifecycle Project Management for IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management that talks about new administration features for creating and managing lifecycle projects
Also on Day2, you can catch me and Markus Keller from Zurich demoing the Agile development capabilities of Rational Team Concert at the solutions center.
There are many more cool sessions to catch up on. So hurry up and register for Innovate 2011.