IBM Software June 2011Rational IBM Rational Team Concert Improve team collaboration for more automated, transparent and predictive software delivery Software development organizations are facing increasing pressure Highlights to promptly deliver high-quality software aligned with continuously evolving business objectives. However, this is becoming increasingly diffi- ● Build better software by enabling and cult to achieve because of several factors: Teams are often expected to accelerating full agile and traditional deliver more applications with the same or even fewer resources; many practice coverage teams are geographically dispersed, which can make collaboration chal- ● Streamline development processes with lenging, and many organizations ﬁnd it difficult to apply consistent integrated source control, work-item and processes and standards across disparate projects and groups. build capabilities ● Enable real-time, contextual collaboration IBM® Rational® Collaborative Lifecycle Management is a ready-to-run for distributed project teams Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution based on IBM Jazz™ ● Improve software quality by promoting technology. This solution is designed to help organizations coordinate consistent processes their software development activities from business needs to system deliv- ● Improve project visibility with ery. IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management meets the ﬁve real-time health information and ALM imperatives that Rational professionals (through their work with status transparency hundreds of customers on thousands of projects) have determined to be ● Boost ﬂexibility with an open-standards- key to the consistent delivery of high quality applications on-time: real- based platform time planning, lifecycle traceability, in-context collaboration, development intelligence and continuous process improvement. IBM Rational Team Concert™ software, together with IBM Rational Requirements Composer software and IBM Rational Quality Manager software, repre- sent the three core components of the IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management solution. IBM Rational Team Concert provides the essentials of a lean collaborative lifecycle management solution with integrated planning, work-item tracking, version control, build management and reporting. The Rational Team Concert application is designed to increase individual and team productivity for teams that follow agile or traditional development processes.
IBM Software June 2011RationalRational Team Concert software can support any size of Enhances team collaborationdevelopment team, from small teams to large, geographically Rational Team Concert software follows a Web 2.0 approach todistributed teams. It supports a wide range of servers, team collaboration with integrated planning, work-item track-including Microsoft Windows, Linux (Intel, IBM Power ing, source control, build management, and project healthSystems™, IBM System z®), IBM AIX® and IBM iSeries® and transparency.on IBM Power® and IBM z/OS® on System z. Withsupport for the Eclipse client, client for Visual Studio, and Using customizable portal views, team members can accessISPF client, all developers can share a single repository for information about projects such as news and events, currentbuilding and delivering software. The Web 2.0-based browser build status, work in progress and changes that have beeninterface makes it possible for users to access project areas, requested. They can also see what their teammates are workingbrowse repository information, update tasks and plans, and on, view colleagues’ online status and access their teammates’track work-item progress. availability for collaboration.This solution is well suited for team leads, project managers and With Rational Team Concert software, it is easier to exchangebusiness stakeholders. It helps you to adapt to the way you want information directly in the context of the work you are doing.to work by enabling developers, architects, project managers, And the software can automatically update stakeholders aboutand project owners to work together effectively. any changes to the document or associated work item. Rational Team Concert software is available at no charge for up to 10 developers. Try it A unified client UI out on a pilot project. Work Items Supports transparent work-item tracking Rational Team Concert software automatically creates and Planning tracks the progress of individual work items according to the team process and project rules. This feature enables defects, enhancements and conversations to ﬂow efficiently across the team, accelerating project progress. As work advances, the SCM Rational Team Concert software captures information (such as who, what, when and why) that is associated with each work Reporting item. This helps the team members to apply the much-needed context for shared work items. Support for approvals and dis- Build Management cussions helps to improve scheduling of code reviews and One Tool! approvals and helps the team members remain in sync. With unified storage DB LOGIC Rational Team Concert integrates and adds value to existing change management systems, such as IBM Rational® ClearQuest®, IBM Rational Change and Atlassian Jira. 2
IBM Software June 2011RationalSupports your agile or traditional Provides automated process guidanceprocesses Rational Team Concert software includes process automationAgile software development techniques have taken the industry and guidance features that can help you enforce optimalby storm, with 76 percent of surveyed organizations reporting processes to ensure predictable results. And because not allthat their development teams had adopted agile techniques. projects or organizations are the same, this software enables youAgile teams typically enjoy high success rates, produce high- to conﬁgure process rules to meet speciﬁc team, project orquality software and systems, have greater levels of stakeholder organizational needs. You can start with any of three processsatisfaction, enjoy reduced development costs and have higher models that can be rapidly integrated, and then deﬁne andproductivity rates. reﬁne rules as work occurs.Rational Team Concert software includes advanced planning With Rational Team Concert software, your teams can adoptcapabilities for Scrum, Open Uniﬁed Process (OpenUP) and the core principles of high-performance software teams: Shortertraditional teams, which make it easier for you to support or iteration cycles, adequate customer involvement, and frequentextend your agile, iterative or traditional process adoption. and automated builds. Fully-customizable process guidance automates the implementation of almost any software deliveryDelivers rich software conﬁguration process and supports agile, iterative or traditional teams.management capabilitiesRational Team Concert software delivers essential software Enables more efficient software buildsversion control, workspace management and parallel develop- Rational Team Concert software offers comprehensive build-ment support to individuals and teams. This IBM solution can management features that can help your team schedule and exe-help improve productivity by automatically tracking changes to cute software builds efficiently. Built-in work-item andartifacts and enabling rollback to any previous version. Teams change-set traceability makes it easy to identify precisely wherecan strike the right balance between experimentation and the build breaks. Comprehensive build reporting automaticallytransparency through combinations of private and public work- provides a detailed record of the team’s build activities. Supportspaces. Integrated stream management and server-based for continuous build integration allows agile and other teams tosandboxes help individuals solve problems in a controlled envi- beneﬁt from the productivity gains associated with continuousronment and easily contribute to the team’s regular builds. New build processes.distributed source code management (SCM) capabilities helpimprove collaboration with other lines of business and outside Improves visibility with real-time insightsuppliers who need to share component code changes into project healthacross repositories. Automated data collection and reporting features provide real- time insights to effectively govern your software projects, whileRational Team Concert software integrates and adds value to reducing time-consuming reporting tasks. This makes it easierexisting software conﬁguration management systems such as for you to stay on top of project progress, troubleshoot projectIBM Rational ClearCase®, IBM Rational Synergy, Apache problems and take corrective action early in the projectSubversion or Git. life cycle.IBM Rational has the best current offeringaccording to The Forrester Wave: AgileDevelopment Management Tools Report,Q2 2010 (May 2010). 3