Adopt Rational Team Concert (RTC) and RTC Enterprise Extensions (RTC EE) faster and better (Part 2/2)

This is the second article of series of two dedicated to Enterprise tooling adoption. In the first article, we've discussed some core concepts and results borrowed from social psychology field. We've noted how familiarity with a new tool is important to minimize resistance to adoption. In this second article, we provide some supporting material depicting... Continue Reading →

3 Things to know for facilitating Enterprise tool adoption (emphasizing the human and change management factors) (Part 1/2)

In my recent engagements with mainframe customers (and especially with the project managers in charge of the in-house deployment of Rational tooling), I identified a common pattern where we start speaking in-house processes and numbers (of developers or teams), their IT architecture, etc. but where - at some point of time - we take a... Continue Reading →

Rational EM products (RTC EE, RDz, RD&T, RAA, …): recommendations and “educated guesses” for limitations

In the past couple of years, I've helped customers in their adoption and deployments of CLM, RTC, RQM and RRC-DNG. Based on their recurrent questions for correct sizing and scalability handling, I shared some limits / educated guesses for limitations in the blog post "CLM,RTC,RQM,RRC: recommendations and “educated guesses” for limitations". Now that my focus has... Continue Reading →

Value and ROIs of Rational solution for Enterprise Modernization

In the RETT team, we are dedicated at helping Enterprise Modernization customers make the jump of taking out their legacy tools and ease their switch for an IBM Rational-based solution. With a special focus on adoptions of Rational Team Concert Enterprise Extensions (RTC EE). A customer classification... (to be cont'ed) Customers we assist are likely... Continue Reading →

RTC EE deployment: where distributed and mainframe developers can work in the same place !

Last month, along with my colleague Tim Wilson, I met with a couple of customers in China. I wrote a previous blog post based on this business trip that recalled the importance of using the right terminology for the tool adoption. Customer under the impression that distributed and mainframe teams required separate CLM / RTC... Continue Reading →

Direct access to Redbooks/redpapers on mainframe and z/OS: improve your learning curve!

When digging further (or simply jumping) into Mainframe and z/OS world, one faces new terminology, concepts and tooling. Literature is pretty vast in the area and one could spend some time figuring out the right resource to consider... As far as terminology is concerned, if you just need to understand a term, the "Glossary of... Continue Reading →

RTCz / RTC EE evolutions version-by-version

Following the citation "One does not really know a science until one knows its history", I've decided to provide such information for my area of interest: RTC Enterprise Extensions. The story started in 2009 and I felt like providing such a recap could help both customers (and potentially business partners/colleagues from the field) when questioning... Continue Reading →

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