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How we save time with build engine participants and you can too!

Every day, a hard working release engineer was actively monitoring our Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) build.  When the build completed, he would comment in our track build item with information about the build including the build’s status, a link to the build, and links to the builds that contributed to it like the Rational Team […]

Designing Graphs and Tables (part 2)

This is the second part of a series of blog posts describing what the coauthors have learned about the visual display of quantitative information as it relates to the design of graphs and tables (continued from part 1). How to determine which type of graph to use In part 1 we pointed out that effective […]

Reviewing code changes with Rational Team Concert

In the good old days, things were easy. You worked on a bug, modified a few lines of code and were done. No one was looking over your shoulder to check if your code was right. The best code comes late at night when you’re alone anyway. No tests to run and no continuous build […]

Running slow? Get a health check

Have you ever noticed sluggishness with a CLM web page and wondered whether you are hitting some product issues, or just having a bumpy connection with the server?  Or while you were waiting for your content to show up in the browser, have you ever wondered “are they there yet”? There is a little tool […]

Good practices and key workflows for Rational Team Concert Source Control users

Are you an effective Rational Team Concert Source Control user? If you’re not sure, or simply want to become more effective, here are some essential tips that will help on your way. Before jumping in to these tips, we have some excellent resources that would be worth taking a look at: If you’re new to […]

Designing graphs and tables

Throughout the early development of Jazz and Rational Team Concert we realized that, although we were accustomed to creating tables and graphs to manage milestones, we had little or no exposure to design practices that optimize their effectiveness. Many people who produce CLM reports might find themselves in the same circumstances. This post (and others […]

Cool “hidden” features in Rational Team Concert

If you want to become a real expert in Rational Team Concert, continue reading to find out about some cool features that can help you become even more productive. In this post, I direct your attention to a series of articles around the topic of cool, “hidden” features in Rational Team Concert. If you want […]

Confessions of a new Jazz developer, Part 2: Getting things done

In the first half of this 2-part series I discussed my tips, tricks, and experiences in using Rational Team Concert to get up to speed with the world around me. In this article I’ll discuss the features and time savers I use when I’m developing in this environment. Some of the tips are specific to […]

Confessions of a new Jazz developer, Part 1: Getting a clue

Being a recent graduate and a new member of the Jazz Foundation and RTC Reporting Team, I have had to learn Jazz from the ground up. In doing so I accumulated several tips and tricks along the way. I have divided these tips into two posts. This first part deals with finding the information that […]

Hitting nails on the head: Scrum and Rational Team Concert

In a discussion about the shortcomings of Scrum, Uncle Bob Martin nailed 7 theses to the door. His 7 theses have been widely discussed, and they are liked or disliked by the Scrum community. Let’s take a look at a few of his identified “shortcomings” and how Rational Team Concert can help you get around them: […]

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