Work Item Management with IBM Rational ClearQuest and Jazz: by Shmuel Bashan, David Bellagio

By Shmuel Bashan, David Bellagio

The whole consultant to coping with paintings goods and Workflow with IBM® Rational® ClearQuest® and IBM Rational workforce Concert™


Work goods are the lifeblood of software program and improvement. They inform improvement groups precisely who's doing what, which concerns are resolved, which stay unresolved, and which items are impacted. In huge, team-based initiatives, even though, coping with paintings goods may be tricky. Now, IBM Rational specialists exhibit the way to simplify and increase each element of labor merchandise administration with IBM Rational ClearQuest and the strong and collaborative Jazz™-based items: IBM Rational staff live performance (RTC) and IBM Rational caliber Manager.


Drawing on broad event with IBM consumers, the authors tightly hyperlink concept with confirmed most sensible practices, providing implementation tips, unique examples, and entire suggestions. They current cutting edge strategies, introduce complicated customization options, and stroll step by step via each part of workflow improvement, from necessities via upkeep. They finish with an entire bankruptcy of pattern purposes and recommendations, starting from Collaborative program Lifecycle administration to SLAs.


Coverage includes


  • Understanding paintings goods and their elements
  • Using paintings goods for adjustments, projects, actions, attempt plans, attempt situations, hazards, builds, and promotion
  • Implementing top practices for paintings merchandise program making plans, research, layout, improvement, checking out, deployment, and maintenance
  • Describing workflows, together with complicated dynamic workflows
  • Incorporating roles in paintings goods and utilizing them to satisfy company needs
  • Using ClearQuest applications and customized integrations, and taking advantage of Jazz platform integration technology
  • Getting the main of out the CQ-ALM schema
  • Implementing potent caliber and function metrics, SLAs, and governance
  • Improving try administration with IBM Rational caliber supervisor paintings items
  • Creating potent workflows for Scrum and different Agile projects
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4 Priority Each requirement should have a priority value. It is probable that the application will be developed in several releases. Priorities will help determine what requirements will be included in which release. Stakeholders might not agree to that priority, as each one sees the priority from his or her point of view. You have the full picture, you have discussed the issue with all of them, and you are unbiased and impartial, so you should weigh in with your opinion. 5 Estimated Effort When stakeholders decide which requirements will be developed in which phase, it is important that they know the amount of effort needed to implement each requirement.

You should not consider these documents as requirements until they are approved by stakeholders or managers. 2 Interviews The main tool for gathering requirements is the interview. You will need to plan the interviews. The people you are interviewing are busy and will appreciate your respecting their time and be well prepared. Consider sending the interviewees a list of questions ahead of time so they can be prepared. We think that a one-on-one interview gives the best results. Your first step is to decide whom you would like to interview.

Release work item The release work item controls the release process, the release content, dates, and responsibilities. Release content is derived from other work items such as defects, enhancement requests, or features. Target dates of the release work item are usually related to the project timeline or iteration plan. • Build work item The build work item manages the integration of change management and build management. It is common to integrate this work item with build generation tools or process automation tools such as Rational Build Forge.

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