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Innovate 2012

The Jazz Development Team is going to Disney World!
We want you to go with us...

Join us at Innovate 2012 where the "who's who" of the Jazz Development Team will be there to show you what's new, what's cool, and what you just simply gotta have back at your own shops. This is not the year to miss as the very same people who write our code will all be in Orlando to host great technical sessions. For those of you that have had your fill of (a'hem) "marketing speak" and are craving just plain developer to developer straight talk, you will definitely get your fix at this year's Innovate conference.

Although there are numerous sessions and events planned for the Jazz Product family at the conference this year, we wanted to bring your attention to our premier track called Direct from the Jazz Developers. This track includes 13 sessions (wish we could have done more) that were hand picked to showcase both our great developers, and all the new and cool features of our products. But make no mistake, our Jazz developers will be making appearances on many of the other tracks as well.

Getting Started FAST with IBM Rational Team Concert

Time slot: Monday, 4 June 1:45 - 2:45 PM
Speakers: Martin Aeschlimann
Room: Northern E3 - Dolphin

This session is a must for developers who don't have time to waste getting started. Attendees should drink up their Red Bull and come in ready to see how fast and easy it is to get started with IBM Rational Team Concert and boost their team's productivity. This session is developer-led and is for developers who want to get on the fast track.

The IBM Rational Jazz Source Control System

Time slot: Monday, 4 June 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Speakers: John Camelon
Room: Northern E3 - Dolphin

This session is for developers who want to get serious about their code. Come and see the IBM Rational Jazz developers and learn from the experts how to get control of source code.

Mastering Agile Planning for Developers

Time slot: Monday, 4 June 4:15 - 5:15 PM
Speakers: Kai-Uwe Maetzel
Room: Northern E3 - Dolphin

This session is for developers, project managers, and scrum masters who want to kick their planning into high gear. Learn all the tips, tricks, and techniques to becoming a master planner for a team.

Systems Development with IBM Rational Team Concert: Advanced Capabilities

Time slot: Tuesday, 5 June 1:45 - 2:45 PM - AND - 4:15 - 5:15 PM
Speakers: John Camelon
Room: Northern E3 - Dolphin

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. If that's what attendees make, then they need to come see the IBM Rational Jazz experts demonstrate the advanced capabilities geared for the big guys (or gals).

IBM Rational Jazz Dashboards: Tips and Tricks to Maximize Their Full Potential

Time slot: Tuesday, 5 June 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Speakers: Dejan Glozic
Room: Northern E3 - Dolphin

These are not your Dad's dashboards! Yes, in 4.0 they still provide a powerful, dynamic, and interactive Web solution to track your projects and gain a clear picture of where you are. But I will show you some really neat tricks on how to soup them up by using your process configuration, how to tap into work item notifications using feeds, how to embed dashboard viewlets in wikis and other documents, and how to export dashboard viewlets into iGoogle and JIRA dashboard.

Black Belt Work Item Customization for Developers

Time slot: Wednesday, 6 June 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Speakers: Kai-uwe Maetzel
Room: Northern E3 - Dolphin

This session provides a detailed look at some of the powerful, advanced work item customization features of IBM Rational Team Concert. These include external data sources for attribute values (HTTP value set providers), scripts as data sources for attribute values, dependencies between values of multiple attributes, dynamic computation of which attribute values a user can modify, and variables in queries.

Process Customization in IBM Rational Quality Manager

Time slot: Wednesday, 6 June 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Speakers: John Whitfield
Room: Northern E3 - Dolphin

IBM Rational Quality Manager 2012 provides enhanced capabilities related to test process customization. This session outlines the capabilities provided, shows how to configure them, and illustrates how to effectively use process customization to define a testing process. Presenters show how to leverage team areas to scope test assets to a specific team that will be working with them. They illustrate how to use common time lines and iterations to define release plans for a testing effort that can be reused across test plans. They also explain how to define a custom workflow for test assets to match an organization`s testing process and how to define these customizations once and reuse them across project areas. This presentation explores the mechanics of putting these changes into place and the reasons why test organizations might want to adopt them.

IBM Rational Jazz Requirements Management for System Engineers

Time slot: Wednesday, 6 June 1:45 - 2:45 PM
Speakers: George DeCandio
Room: Northern E3 - Dolphin

This session dives into IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation, the newest project based on IBM Rational Jazz to be hosted on Learn how IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation extends IBM Rational Requirements Composer to add features that are critical for the high compliance requirements management that systems engineers demand. The session overviews and demonstrates how signature features of the market-leading IBM Rational DOORS product have been re-imagined on IBM Rational Jazz. This includes familiar concepts like requirements modules, write access controls, and multi-level traceability, as well as new innovations like requirements reuse, reusable types, and ReqIF support. These features and more are overviewed and demoed by the designers and developers. Both the Web and rich clients are shown. Don't miss this exciting preview of the next generation of IBM Rational DOORS.

IBM Rational Team Concert for Microsoft Visual Studio Developers

Time slot: Wednesday, 6 June 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Speakers: Sreerupa Sen
Room: Northern E3 - Dolphin

In this session we'll talk about and demonstrate some of the new capabilities of the RTC Client for Microsoft Visual Studio. We'll also spend some time on discussing how the Jazz Source Control system integrates into Visual Studio, and best practices around how Jazz concepts such as components and sandboxes can be mapped to the Visual Studio world of solutions and projects.

What's New In Collaborative Lifecycle Management Solution Reporting

Time slot: Wednesday, 6 June 4:15 - 5:15 PM
Speakers: James Moody
Room: Northern E3 - Dolphin

2012 will bring many enhancements to the integrated reporting capabilities in IBM Rational's collaborative lifecycle management (CLM) solution products. New reports, new data available for reporting, and support for document-style reports to complement the existing graph- and table-based reports are among the new features. Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence (RRDI) features an improved installation and setup, 64-bit platform support, and many other improvements. In this presentation you will get a high-level look at what is new in the world of reporting, as well as a demonstration of some of the capabilities.

Using IBM Rational Team Concert in Large Enterprise Deployments

Time slot: Thursday, 7 June 8:30 - 9:30 AM
Speakers: James Stuckey
Room: Northern E3 - Dolphin

This session explains and demonstrates enhancements to IBM Rational Team Concert that allows organizations to work more easily on large flat components, work across a large number of streams and workspaces and not lose the overview of where changes have been delivered to, and perform permanent delete operations.

Non-Stop Development: High Availability Using Clustering and Automatic Failover

Time slot: Thursday, 7 June 9:45 - 10:45 AM
Speakers: Matt Lavin
Room: Northern E3 - Dolphin

As deployments of the IBM Rational Jazz products grow and support a larger community of users, and the delivery of software and systems becomes more critical to enterprise success, demands for availability of the collaborative lifecycle management (CLM) systems increase dramatically. Globally distributed development teams require 24x7 uptime of their servers, with little to no outage times. Integral to this requirement is the need for automated failover capability in the event of a server crash. This session discusses the newly added support for clustering the CLM 2012 applications, automatic database failover, and useful information and pointers for administrators planning for high availability.

zOS Development with IBM Rational Team Concert Enterprise Extensions

Time slot: Thursday, 7 June 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speakers: Robin Yehle
Room: Northern E3 - Dolphin

IBM Rational Team Concert provides support for mainframe development through a set of powerful Enterprise Extensions. In this session, explore these features, including: build, promotion, deployment, the ISPF client, and integration with IBM Rational Developer for IBM System z. Along the way, presenters highlight many of the exciting new capabilities in plan for collaborative lifecycle management 2012.