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2009 May

Requirements Composer changed my working life

As a senior consultant, who over the last 25+ years has been involved in many software development programs, from small applications to large military and satellite ground control systems, I have used (and seen) many different methods and tools for developing and managing requirements. Rational Requirements Composer (RRC) and the Jazz platform are tackling two […]

Welcome to the new!

If you visit often, you probably notice that we look quite different today. This all-new look, however, is just part of the story behind what’s new. More projects on We heard you loud and clear: Rational Requirements Composer and Rational Quality Manager are now fully onboard at, joining Rational Team Concert and […]

Patterns for read-protecting source code

Rational Team Concert 2.0 includes project level read permissions, which allow for read-protecting artifacts in a project area. Read access control applies to all artifacts in the project and all its sub-teams. The simplest usage of this feature is to mark a project as read-protected and then carefully control the membership of this new protected […]

Watch and learn: Initial steps in Rational Team Concert

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Rational Team Concert (RTC) 1.0.1 provides rich functionality in all the areas it touches: work item management, source control, build, planning, reports, and dashboards. A brief look at the capability overview is a good reminder of that fact. Although you can get started with RTC quickly, it can take some time to understand the whole […]

New family ties for Rational Web products

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You might have noticed a new look to the Rational Team Concert Web UI login screen and banner in recent weeks. These changes are a step toward an updated look for a number of user interface elements that will help to unify the presentation of our Jazz-based Rational web products. As we take steps toward […]