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 →

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RTC / RTC EE: adopt terminology first !

Last week,  I was on a business trip to China with a colleague of mine. We met multiple local IBM teams and visited a couple of financial customers. During our customer-facing sessions, questions raised by the customer were technical in essence which is... fair enough as we're part of the RETT (Rational Emerging Technologies Team).... 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 →

I’m part of a new team: the RETT !

If you follow my LinkedIn page you might have noticed that I have changed for a new team at Rational. Actually, I have joined the Rational Emerging Technology Team. Its manager is Daniel Toczala (a.k.a. Tox). While the team focuses on multiple topics (see related blog post here), with a couple of GREAT fellows I'll... Continue Reading →

CLM,RTC,RQM,RRC/RDNG: recommendations and “educated guesses” for limitations

As part of the Jumpstart team, I help our customers in their CLM adoption and deployments. Customers raise questions on the sizing of their CLM environment, the topologies to adopt, etc. The questions I hear most often are: "How many users (total or concurrent) can my CLM environment support ?" "RTC rollout at our company... Continue Reading →

How to best use RRDI data dictionaries for CLM Reporting

In the previous post Landing page for CLM Reporting with RRDI or Insight, I recapped on the CLM reporting uses cases options: Check/Use the Out-of-the-box reports Author your own reports Links on both OOTB reports and RRDI CLM applications dictionaries for multiple versions were provided and chosen concise presentation  received positive feedback. A feedback I recently heard about... Continue Reading →

Jazz/CLM ETLs performances: a view on release-to-release comparisons

Recently, I've had a deeper look at ETLs performances. This topic is sensible to our customer as full ETL load could last up to several days ! Based on work-items tracking activity and interactions with our development, support team and performance teams, I came up with a personal summary. I found it interesting to be... Continue Reading →

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