Thank you for your interest in Rational Focal Point for Project Management. This product is part of the next generation Project and Portfolio Management solutions from Rational. It is the result of feedback over the past several years, and feedback from early access customers like you.
In order for us to build and deliver the right product to make you successful, we need more input from you. That is why we are opening up Focal Point for Project Management on Jazz.net. Like we do with other products on Jazz.net, we want you to be able to access early releases, see our plans, and provide input about bugs and enhancements.
Here’s what we’ve done so far:
- Published our draft 1.0 release plan
- Created a Rational Focal Point for Project Management forum in the Jazz.net forums, where you can submit feedback and ask questions
- Started an rfp-pjm-dev mailing list for development team communication
What is Rational Focal Point for Project Management?
Rational Focal Point for Project Management is the project execution product of the next generation Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions from Rational. It’s a Web-based project and resource management application built on the Jazz Foundation. Rational Focal Point for Project Management helps project managers gain control of their Software and Systems Delivery (SSD) projects by providing the visibility they need. It also provides the central repository for project and program data, and automates the capture of project data to minimize errors. Let’s not forget about resources. This product also helps in tracking and ensuring that the right resources are working on the right projects. “Resources” may not necessarily mean human resources but could be extended to include any type of resource that can be scheduled, for example, a server.
So far, your feedback is what has driven our capabilities for 1.0, which you can see and follow in our release plan.
I am excited about the communication vehicle that Jazz.net provides between us.
Looking forward to working with you all!
Product Manager – Rational PPM