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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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 →

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 →

A RQM usage anti-pattern: multiplying test scripts associated to a test case

During discussions with customers who start using Rational Quality Manager,  I sometimes get the following questions: "I've associated MULTIPLE test scripts to my test cases. Now when I execute them, the LAST execution status returned when selecting a specific test script OVERRIDES previous execution status (with a different test script associated). Seems like RQM is... Continue Reading →

CLM Reporting: a landing page for RRDI or Insight

As part of Jumpstart team, I found myself answering customer questions about the reporting capabilities in CLM. As a result of this, last year, I've consolidated and shared information/guidance on the subject through a MindMap (see blog post: "Get things clear about the CLM 2012 reporting capabilities"). Some of our customers provided me with great feedback... Continue Reading →

Failover recovery and high-availability strategies in the Rational Solution for Collaborative Lifecyle Management (CLM)

Recently customers asked me about best practices for disaster/failover recovery and high-availability (HA) implementation for their CLM deployments. This topic resonates particularly as the Rational Solution for Collaborative Lifecyle Management 2012 provides a new clustering feature. As you feel certainly curious and interested about it, I suggest you have a read at the end of... Continue Reading →

Get things clear about the CLM 2012 reporting capabilities

(Last update - for CLM 2012 - on May 1st 2013) Customers regularly asks me the following questions regarding the reporting capabilities in CLM 2012/2011: "Shall we use Insight which has more capabilities than RRDI ?" "Better if we use RRDG or... RPE ?" "RRDG stands for...  what exactly ?" After discussing a few minutes... Continue Reading →

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