RQM Test Lab Management: a cheat sheet

Recently, I've visited a Southern state of the US for a business trip. Among other topics, I've focused on the Test Lab management capabilities of RQM. I remember that, during my initial grasp of this part of RQM, the information provided in various places (see the References section below) helped me a lot. Nonetheless I... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

OSLC and REST APIs: “Cheat sheets” / “How To” for querying RQM 4.0/5.0 resources

During discussions with customers, business partners and IBM client technical representatives about OSLC integrations for RQM, I've realized related information is rather dispatched across disparate sources.  I got this impression confirmed when parsing the Jazz.net RQM-related forum questions. The customers' core question that typically arise aims at unblocking an on-going integration development effort and often... 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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