Follow best practices and meet regulatory requirements
Rational Quality Manager can improve the productivity of your teams and the quality of the work they produce by allowing each team to teach the tool its best practices. Rational Team Concert helps you meet regulatory requirements and get ready for compliance audits.
Process workflow and customization
Test related activities are tracked by work items which are directly linked to test artifacts such as test plans or test cases. Work items help coordinate the quality tasks and workflows, all governed by your team’s associated process. Test artifacts themselves have a customizable process workflow that can be used to track progress through the review and approval cycles.
Involve the whole team early on to avoid rework later on
As part of the quality management process, you really want to ensure that you have a good understanding of the requirements across the board and have defined the corresponding tests right. Rational Quality Manager supports the review and approval of test artifacts such as test plans, test cases or test results, so that you can make sure you get inputs from all the stakeholders such as business analysts, systems engineers or development architects. Involving the whole team early on will avoid miscommunication and a lot of rework later on.
Comply with regulatory requirements
If you work in a regulated industry, you know how much work is needed to ensure that your team is following the guidelines and then to demonstrate compliance during audits. Rational Quality Management can help you automate the process rules you need to apply. The default process can be customized with a set of pre-conditions, follow-up actions, access permissions and other configuration options to help you meet your specific regulatory requirements.