Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Rational Quality Manager and DOORS integration for Requirements Driven Quality

In this demonstration, we show how software requirements managed in Rational DOORS can be linked to a test plan and test cases in Rational Quality Manager. Establishing this link is the first step in requirements driven testing, where requirements form the basis of a test plan, and accordingly, the test team's activities.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gartner Positions IBM in Leader's Quadrant of 2009 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools

Just published -- IBM is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner Inc.'s 2009 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools.

To be positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for enterprise architecture (EA) tools, vendors must demonstrate both 'completeness of vision' and an 'ability to execute.'  According to Gartner, leaders have 'a broad range of capabilities to support EA, combined with the ability to deliver this to a diverse group of stakeholders.'  Leaders, like IBM, provide 'good capabilities to assist EA's mission to translate business vision and strategy into effective enterprise change.  In addition, they have a clear vision of where EA is going and maturing.'

Please use the link provided to download a complimentary copy of the 2009 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools.                                                                                                               

IBM is dedicated to providing you with the best-in-class solutions you need to improve your business.  We are committed to continuous improvement of our enterprise architecture solution by listening to you and executing on a vision that delivers real business value.

I look forward to discussing further with you our enterprise architecture solutions.

Best regards,
Bill Duncan

* Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools, Gartner RAS Core Research Note G00172491, Robert A. Handler, Chris Wilson, 12 November 2009, The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted November 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Integration between Rational Focal Point and Rational Project Conductor

This video demonstrates the integration between portfolio and project management. See how a project proposal created in Focal Point becomes a project in Project Conductor and how the two applications share data.

Demonstrates a project's round trip journey between Focal Point and Project Conductor. Projects are prioritized and approved in Focal Point, sent to Project Conductor for execution, and finally reviewed back in Focal Point.

Rational Project Conductor is built on the Jazz Foundation and is available for download from

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cyber War: Sabotaging the System - A CBS 60 Minutes Special Report

Cyber War: Sabotaging the System
60 Minutes: Former Chief of National Intelligence Says U.S. Unprepared for Cyber Attacks
Air Date November 8, 2009

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