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 →

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Finding lost content in RTC SCM: the good references… and some rough way

For the past couple of months, I've acted as the Rational Team Concert (RTC) SME/expert for a small number of IBM interns developing for a promising project (around IBM BlueMix platform). Especially around the RTC project set up and more regularly on RTC SCM-related trainings and questions. In the past days, I've helped one of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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