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CLM through JAZZ – the next big wave !!

Content taken from: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/clmjazz/?lang=en
Jazz is one of the newest open source technology platform administered by IBM and other like minded OSLC partners. The idea behind Jazz is based on the client-server technology and helps development teams improve their time to delivery by coordinating their software development activities across business and system requirements, design, development, build, test, and delivery. Jazz offers an integrated solution for collaborative lifecycle management designed to helps software development team improve their productivity with integrated application lifecycle management (ALM) capabilities. This integrated solution enables teams to avoid the pitfalls of working in silos with broken communication, resulting in project delays, low quality and budget overruns. The best aspect of the Jazz platform is that it has been built keeping Team Collaboration as one of the key areas of focus.

The IBM Rational Jazz platform is designed to provide a rich set of capabilities to products that leverage a shared set of services provided by the Jazz Team Server. IBM Rational Team Concert is the first product based on the Jazz technology platform. The products following Ration Team Concert and completing the Collaborative Lifecycle Management product portfolio are Rational Quality Manager and Rational Requirements Composer products.

 
Rational Team Concert is based on Eclipse and related technologies and hence provides an easily accessible platform. Rational Team Concert integrates work item tracking, source control management, continuous builds, iteration planning, and highly configurable process support to adapt to the way you want to work, enabling developers, architects, project managers, and project owners to work together effectively. Rational Team Concert is an integral part of the CLM 2011 solution, which provides seamless integrations for application life-cycle management, with reduced cost of ownership and administration, improved cross-product visibility and reporting, and life-cycle integrations. Other highlights include:
  • Ability to define work item and SCM read access per team area
  • Rich text support for work items
  • Ability to delete work items
  • Filtering to quickly locate work items in plans and dashboards
  • Automate delivery of changes on build success
  • Work item based promotion*
  • Work item based packaging (deployment) for System z*
  • New IBM Connections Integration
  • Enhanced RTC Client for Visual Studio IDE with CLM support
  • Role based licensing with built in read access across RTC, RRC and RQM
  • Cross product reporting and lifecycle queries
  • Flexible deployment options for CLM applications

 

Rational Requirements Composer (RRC) provides the essential business support to define and capture business needs and manage all requirements across a project. It fosters better business and development collaboration in an online requirements community involving a wide set of stakeholders including customers, analysts, developers, testers, and operations/production. Rational Requirements Composer is an integral part of the CLM 2011 solution, which provides seamless integrations for application lifecycle management, with reduced cost of ownership and administration, improved cross-product visibility and reporting, and lifecycle integrations. Other highlights include:

  • Create explicit and abstract link relationships (using a link type) to connect related data for navigation, discovery, and reporting
  • Visualize your end-to-end requirement traceability built into RRC
  • On-ramp existing requirements managed in Microsoft Word or spreadsheets
  • Reuse existing requirements/use case artifacts
  • Automatically track change history for your requirements and use cases
  • Use out-of-the-box and custom reports based on project lifecycle information
  • Complete web-based requirements solution
  • Role based licensing with built in read access across RTC, RRC and RQM
  • Common user administration across RTC, RRC, and RQM

 

Rational Quality Manager helps organizations optimize project quality with a single, shared test management hub that provides integrated life-cycle support across virtually any platform and type of testing. Rational Quality Manager is an integral part of the CLM 2011 solution, which provides seamless integrations for application life-cycle management, with reduced cost of ownership and administration, improved cross-product visibility and reporting, and life-cycle integrations. Other highlights include:

  •  User definable Hierarchy organizations
  • Ability to establish dependencies between categories
  • Enhanced Requirements Capabilities within Rational Quality Manager
  • Requisite Pro integration advancements with standard usage model for requirements linkages to Test Assets
  • Common Reporting across RTC, RQM, and RRC
  • Role based licensing with built in read access across RTC, RQM, and RRC
  • Common user administration across RTC, RQM, and RRC
 

Software development needs different facets to fit in a coordinated way. Requirements Management, Design, Project Management, Source Management, Issue Management, Process Management, Build Tools and Collaboration are some of the aspects of the software development. The biggest challenge that the CLM 2011 solution addresses is to have an integrated platform where all the processes and tools come together.

From the organization point of view, it’s necessary to integrate the Process, Methods and Tools. However till now it was not possible to have several methods and tools integrated into a single environment. Its not because of technology, but because we need a framework/platform that supports this kind of integration. The Jazz platform built on the OSLC specification tries to simplify and address this challenge and most certainly has been successful to a great extent.

So is the CLM 2011 solution, the answer to all the pain aspects of traditional application/collaborative life-cycle management? I strongly believe so, but for now let’s wait and watch what the future has in store.

To visualize the role played by CLM 2011 solution and the various products associated with CLM 2011 solution, be there at the 7th edition of IBM India’s largest annual software conclave – The IBM Software Universe 2011– India, Mumbai.Be there, be the next big wave of change!!

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  2. October 4, 2011 at 4:14 am

    If you’d want to put the test what the author claims in this blog, I suggest you visit https://jazz.net/hub/manager/ where you could pilot one of your simpler non-commercial projects. There is help available.

  3. October 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm

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