Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Aligning development and test plans (Integrating RTC and RQM)

In the 2.0 versions of Rational Team Concert and Rational Quality Manager, testers can now use a new section called Plan Items to link test cases to development work items managed in Rational Team Concert. This video demonstrates how to create these links using Rational Quality Manager.

Smarter Systems Development: A systems engineering trade study to support green initiatives with model-driven development

Introduction
We know they’re an essential part of the systems engineering process. Trade studies help us fully explore the design space to ensure that a proposed solution best meets conflicting performance and cost requirements. But many of us don’t know that you can analytically and objectively conduct your trade studies well before you engineer anything. Using a model-driven approach with IBM Rational® Rhapsody® software, you can determine which solution will best capture stakeholder requirements while also justifying your engineering decisions.

This paper describes a multivariable decision problem based upon the selection of a power source for an environmentally conscious but cost-effective family-size vehicle for the European/United Kingdom (U.K.) marketplace. Stakeholders’ primary requirements for the vehicle are green credentials and low fuel costs, which are shown in U.K. pounds (£). Figure 1 captures the two primary requirements, as well as several others.

The process we’re going to follow is based on the workflow described in the third version of The Harmony Deskbook1 (a helpful guidebook to which this author also contributed). To evaluate the potential solutions, we’ll employ a technique known as the weighted objectives method,2 and we’ll automate the process using Rational Rhapsody software (as implemented by A. Lapping, a colleague to whom this author owes great thanks). Each stage of the process, apart from the task “merge solutions to form system architecture,” will be detailed in a worked example, and we’ll briefly discuss the implementation in Rational Rhapsody software. Our green vehicle example only focuses on one key system function, so the final stage in figure 2 will not be discussed.

It’s worth noting that, although the figures used in this example are sourced from published information, the final results should not be taken as definitive. Our intent is to provide an example of how to use the modeling method and the Rational Rhapsody tool; we’re not implying that electric vehicles will save the world in the very near future.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Colbert Ready for C.O.L.B.E.R.T. to Fly

08.24.09 - Comedian Stephen Colbert offers an inspirational message for the astronauts carrying his namesake treadmill into space.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Rational Software Architect: Connecting Deployment to Operations in Deployment Architecture

A quick demonstration of Rational Software Architect and how it assists in connecting development to operations in deployment architecture.


IBM and the Measured Capability Improvement Framework

Learn about Measured Capability Improvement - a Systematic approach to Software Excellence in a short video from Per Kroll, Chief Architect for IBM Rational Expertise Development & Innovation.

Web Security in 3 minutes

This video gives you the steps you can take to Stop Your website from being the next - one hacked. Learn about the steps you can take today to protect your web site, the security of your data and that of your customers, and ensure compliance in your organization. The video discusses an approach that can help you establish the right foundation for a cost effective security & compliance strategies.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Focal Point: IBM Rational's Next Generation Project Management Solution

This is a quick overview of the project management solution offered by Rational

Connecting ClearCase to Rational Team Concert 2.0

In this video, Carol Yutkowitz gives a demo of how to use the ClearCase Connector in Rational Team Concert 2.0 to import from ClearCase, set up a bridge, or to synchronize a ClearCase UCM with the Jazz repository.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Part 9: Creating a Project in Rational Team Concert from Start to Finish

Rational Team Concert is IBM's solution for collaborative team development incorporating work item, team management, source control, build and collaborative team tools into a single integrated platform.

Part 8: Creating a Project in Rational Team Concert from Start to Finish

Rational Team Concert is IBM's solution for collaborative team development incorporating work item, team management, source control, build and collaborative team tools into a single integrated platform.

Part 7: Creating a Project in Rational Team Concert from Start to Finish

Rational Team Concert is IBM's solution for collaborative team development incorporating work item, team management, source control, build and collaborative team tools into a single integrated platform.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Part 6: Creating a Project in Rational Team Concert from Start to Finish

Rational Team Concert is IBM's solution for collaborative team development incorporating work item, team management, source control, build and collaborative team tools into a single integrated platform.

Part 5: Creating a Project in Rational Team Concert from Start to Finish

Rational Team Concert is IBM's solution for collaborative team development incorporating work item, team management, source control, build and collaborative team tools into a single integrated platform.

Part 4: Creating a Project in Rational Team Concert from Start to Finish

Rational Team Concert is IBM's solution for collaborative team development incorporating work item, team management, source control, build and collaborative team tools into a single integrated platform.

Part 3: Creating a Project in Rational Team Concert from Start to Finish

Rational Team Concert is IBM's solution for collaborative team development incorporating work item, team management, source control, build and collaborative team tools into a single integrated platform.

Part 2: Creating a Project in Rational Team Concert from Start to Finish

Rational Team Concert is IBM's solution for collaborative team development incorporating work item, team management, source control, build and collaborative team tools into a single integrated platform.

Part 1: Creating a Project in Rational Team Concert from Start to Finish

Rational Team Concert is IBM's solution for collaborative team development incorporating work item, team management, source control, build and collaborative team tools into a single integrated platform.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

IBM Rational Application Developer for Enhanced Web 2.0, Rich Internet Application Development

This demo highlights the enhanced Web 2.0, rich Internet application development features in Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V7.5. Learn how to build a simple AJAX application that displays data from a database using Java Persistence API (JPA). See how easy it is to create a responsive Web user interface using Rational Application Developer features such as code generation, wizards and integrated test servers to develop applications faster than ever before.


Monday, August 3, 2009

Case Study: Dubai Customs declares greater business agility with enterprise architecture solution from IBM

"We use Rational System Architect as the basis for our ECV, which enables us to manage enterprise information, run impact analysis and make decisions more effectively." - Juma Alghaith, executive director for Customs Development, Dubai Customs

As a partner in the Dubai government’s development initiatives, Dubai Customs has assumed a leadership position in facilitating trade and the movement of people across Dubai’s borders while protecting its integrity. Dubai Customs uses the IBM Rational System Architect enterprise architecture solution as a central collaboration platform for planning and measuring service-oriented architecture activities.

Business need:
To support rapid economic growth and social development in Dubai, Dubai Customs needed to implement a strategy to transform its organization, improve its ability to handle imports and exports, and enable greater agility through effective design and rationalization.

Solution:
Dubai Customs adopted the IBM Rational System Architect enterprise architecture solution as a central collaboration platform, which enabled the organization to clearly plan and measure the results of activities based on an overall enterprise SOA.

Benefits:
With a consistent information platform in place, Dubai Customs has: – Achieved an 80 percent increase in the speed of client registrations. – Increased the speed of processing declarations for goods clearance by 4,800 percent. - Improved the governance of business deliverables and increased organizational agility, helping the organization turn strategy into execution and respond quickly to Dubai’s dynamic economic environment.

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