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RTC v4.x and HP Quality Center 10/11 integration


Morten Madsen (3032341) | asked Dec 14 '12, 5:46 a.m.
retagged Dec 15 '12, 8:26 a.m. by Hadar Hawk (1881914)
Hi, we have been running with the BSD group sunchronizer with RTC 3.0.1 and HP QC 11. We are now looking to upgrade to RTC and looking at all the new integrations at this page:

https://jazz.net/extend/integrations/#tool=HP%20ALM/Quality%20Center

It is very hard / impossible to find detailed information about the products.

- The BSD group links refers to some very non-descriptive pages where you can request more information
- The Standard edition and Task top edition links refers to IBM sites that basically explains the same product but no technical specifics.
- The Rational OSLC adapter looks like its not finished yet, but you can download a tech preview.

Does anybody have any comments about the differences between these products?

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Samuel Padgett (2172) | answered Dec 14 '12, 9:21 a.m.
JAZZ DEVELOPER
Hi, Morten. The Rational Adapter for HP ALM is complete and now generally available. It is part of the IBM Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters (RLIA) offering. The tech preview you refer to was an early version of the same adapter.

I've added some links to help with your comparison.

Blog Post

https://jazz.net/blog/index.php/2012/10/22/extending-your-rational-alm-solutions-to-third-party-tools-with-the-ibm-rational-lifecycle-integration-adapters/

YouTube Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irNeT1UWvmE

Recorded Demo

https://www-304.ibm.com/wikis/form/anonymous/api/library/879f48d6-51bf-450f-ace7-c80fb9823d39/document/80d1d4cc-f914-416b-a81c-8414d6f217a1/attachment/d4898362-eeec-4275-a3b2-62a96c1fe68a/media/Rational%20LIA%20Standard%20Edition_HP%20demo.zip

InfoCenter Documentation:

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/rliahelp/v1/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.rational.rlia.hpqc.doc/topics/c_hpalmovr.html

Hope this helps. Let us know if you have questions.

Samuel Padgett
HP ALM Adapter Technical Lead
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Morten Madsen commented Dec 17 '12, 3:53 a.m.

Thanks a lot. I have an additional question.

I still need to investigate how our users utilize the current solution which is based on synchronizing artifacts across HP QC and RTC (Defects and Findings). I think though that the users like the functionality where new defects created in HP QC are automatically added to RTC.

I also know that synchronization is very complex and needs a lot of attention and administration in form of setting up synch rules and solving conflicts.

Do you know if any functionality or workflow in the Rational Integration solution could make the RTC users automatically aware of new defects created in HP QC and use these in their sprint planning?


Samuel Padgett commented Dec 17 '12, 9:55 a.m.
JAZZ DEVELOPER

 When using the integration with RTC, you have two options for defects.


  • You can open defects in RTC and link them back to HP ALM test resources like failed test runs. This makes it easy to include defects in planning.
  • You can also open defects directly in HP ALM. If you choose this approach, you will need to rely on HP ALM's notifications to alert other users. Their options for automail under project customization are fairly rich. Then you can link defects in HP ALM to work items for planning, or you can link RTC change sets directly to HP ALM defects.
Does this meet your needs?

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