Direct access to CLM (RTC/RQM/RDNG/DM) Help / InfoCenter: a cheat sheet

Have you figured out that the CLM InfoCenter was relocated to a central Knowledge Center for a while now? As known by all of us (but often forgotten as well) the product documentation is the CORE/PRIMARY source of information (before reaching out to any other one). But last time you were questioning a specific feature... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Practices in Mobile Application Development and Rational Team Concert (RTC)

Mobile (like DevOps) is a key topic these days and is addressed by IBM's MobileFirst initiative. As part of the Jumpstart team, I work on a day-to-day basis with CLM customers. More and more of these customers are going or plan to go mobile everyday. This raises the question of how their strategies should 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 →

(Tip for Jazz Administration) : Hide port numbers from the public server URI

This article provides tips for administrators looking for hiding port numbers from the public server URL when configuring the Jazz server initially. It covers both Tomcat and WebSphere server configurations. Hide port numbers from the public server URI For eased user access or for later administration purpose, you may want CLM2011 applications to answer with... Continue Reading →

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