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Newbie Blogger Hello jazz.net community!  I’m excited to join the blogging world and share my experience and expertise as a project manager from within the depths of the Rational brand development organization.  I’ve been in Rational for quite a while now and the Lotus brand before that.  You may know me from when I was […]

Does that build contain my fix?

Have you ever wondered if a build includes a fix? Perhaps you’re in QA and you want to ensure you’re testing the right build, or perhaps you’re a developer and you want to make sure that your changes made it into a build. Either way, Rational Team Concert makes it easy. Let’s look at how […]

DevOps Culture – Enabling continuous improvement with IBM’s DevOps Maturity Model and Rational Team Concert

In my last post about retrospectives I discussed the way we have been tracking pain points and associated improvement actions to address those pain points. In this post I want to discuss how we’ve taken this even further by using Rational Team Concert to help track our continuous improvement and how we’re using IBM’s DevOps Maturity Model. […]

Top 5 reasons to upgrade to RTC 4.0.3

At Innovate 2013 this year I had a chance to talk to lots of customers who are running their business on IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC).  I also had a chance to survey a number of larger customers on their current usage of RTC and got some great insight into what capabilities they are using […]

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 […]

CLM 2012 Part 2 – Rational Team Concert: Task tracking, agile planning, source control

While shopping around recently for a more fuel efficient car, I noticed that most of the new features being touted in cars today are software innovations rather than mechanical ones: “infotainment” systems with Bluetooth connectivity, integrated backup cameras for added safety, variable cylinder management to improve fuel economy, and more. What’s driving all this software innovation? […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s New in Rational Team Concert 3.0: Part V – Work Item Enhancements

Rational Team Concert 3.0 is now available. Visit the RTC project page to learn more and get the highlights of what’s new! Or go download it now if you’re ready to dive in. This blog entry continues the tour around new & noteworthy features in Rational Team Concert 3.0, with a focus on Work Item […]

Simplified bug reporting in Rational Team Concert

Rational Team Concert has a little-known feature, which you can see in action on jazz.net, to make bug reporting more simple for your stakeholders. With this feature, project owners can specify which work item categories are visible to all users, and which categories are visible to project members only. This means you can configure your […]

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