Friday, October 30, 2009

IBM Rational Executive Dashboard Based on Rational Insight for Performance Management

IBM executives use Rational software to run their own business. Check out the Executive Dashboard that allows IBM executives to manage product development and delivery.  Based on Rational Insight, the Executive Dashboard is designed around business and operational objectives. It pulls live data from a variety of sources from Jazz-based products, such as Rational Team Concert and Rational Quality Manager.

IBM® Rational® Insight, a performance measurement and management solution, helps you improve project and process performance.  IBM Rational Insight delivers measurement best practices to help organizations reduce time to delivery, improve quality, and take greater control of software and systems development and delivery. It provides objective dashboards and measures for transparency and control into risks, status, and trends.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rational Project Conductor

Collaborative project and resource management streamlined to improve project delivery
IBM Rational Project Conductor, formerly known as Rational Focal Point for Project Management is a project and resource management system optimized for software and systems delivery. Rational Project Conductor enables project and program managers to plan, schedule, and staff projects, with the right resources working on the right tasks. It provides management control and visibility over project status and progress, and serves as the central repository for project and program data.

Comprehensive project lifecyle management

  • Plan and define work to the required level of granularity: create programs, projects, sub-projects, iterations, summary tasks, and tasks. Add change requests, issues, and defects during execution.
  • Manage resources based on competency, cost, skills, and availability. Search and assign resources to tasks to ensure the best fit between the work and the resource
  • Schedule work while accounting for resource availability. Use dependencies, and constraints to build a realistic schedule that meets your delivery commitments.
  • Update projects through a direct feed from application lifecycle solutions, without requiring time and status reporting
  • Leverage the Jazz platform to coordinate and communicate project, task, and resource information.
  • Use reports to gain greater insight into different facets of projects and programs.

Monday, October 5, 2009

DRAFT Smart Grid Cyber Security Strategy and Requirements

NIST announces that draft NIST IR 7628, Smart Grid Cyber Security Strategy and Requirements, is now available for public comment. The first draft of the document contains the overall security strategy for the Smart Grid and the products developed from this strategy, for example, development of vulnerability classes, identification of well-understood security problems that need to be addressed, selection and development of security-relevant use cases, identification and analysis of interfaces identified in the six functional priority areas and selection of a suite of security documents that will be used as the base for the selection and tailoring of security requirements. This is the first draft of the NISTIR; the next draft is scheduled to be posted for comment in December 2009.
Draft Smart Grid Cyber Security Strategy and Requirements