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Countdown to CLM 2Q11: Part 4 – Next generation of requirements definition and management

(This is part of a series of blog posts where we describe enhancements and changes planned for the upcoming release of our Collaborative Lifecycle Management solution, comprising: Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational Requirements Composer.*) The new Rational Requirements Composer (RRC) is coming soon, and we are excited about the direction we have […]

Getting help and support for Jazz products

I often get asked about the best ways to get support and answers to common questions about our Jazz-based products. I also hear some people mention that they prefer open source solutions because they think that the support is better. I have worked with quite a few open source tools, as well as Jazz-based tools, over […]

Requirements and lifecyle links: A short tour of RRC Beta 2a

We have been getting a lot of good feedback about the latest beta of Rational Requirements Composer (RRC). To share the good news more widely and to compliment Daniel’s blog post, Rational Requirements Composer Beta 2a big step forward, we produced this video tour: If you like what you see in this video, I encourage you […]

Rational Requirements Composer Beta 2a: A big step forward

The latest beta of Rational Requirements Composer (RRC) demonstrates significant progress in our plans to deliver requirements definition and management capabilities in a single application on the Jazz Team Server*. Our intent is to help teams to employ relatively light-weight requirements processes as part of their agile, iterative, or waterfall project methodologies –- whether they […]

Link it forward: A demo of CLM integrations

(Hint: Don’t miss the video included toward the end of this entry) Back in 2000, there was an American movie called Pay it Forward. The plot involved an 11-year-old boy who, in response to a school assignment to put into action a plan that would change the world, devised a plan he called “paying it forward.” […]

Plan linking with the Rational Workbench for Collaborative Lifecycle Management

In this video we demonstrate (using M6) how teams can link and populate plans by leveraging each other’s work. The demonstration starts from a requirements collection. This collection is linked to a development plan. The development team can populate a release plan with work-items that have links back to the requirements. Next, the testers link […]

Only 5% are requirements

Over the past year or so, of the 4000+ artifacts created in the IBM Rational Requirements Composer product team’s own RRC Jazz repository, only 5% are textual artifacts of type “requirement.” We believe this dynamic is not unique to our team, and it points to important ways that teams can improve their chances of delivering […]

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 […]

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