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Published on UML2ClearQuest for extend IBM Rational ClearQuest. Transfer UML diagrams to ClearQuest Designer's state machine
1. UML2ClearQuest helps to tune ClearQuest scheme in very short terms basing on our UML diagrams which are describing the whole process of CM
2. UML2ClearQuest allows easy converting the transition matrix of ClearQuest Designer into the UML State chart diagrams.
3. The quickness and efficiency of UML2ClearQuest make it the irreplaceable tool for the analysis of the complex and undocumented processes. The time spent for UML diagrams' optimization is significantly less than the time needed for the analysis of the ClearQuest Designer transition matrix.
4. UML2ClearQuest helps to appreciably reduce TOC of CM process in company by reducing the requirements for CM manager qualification and for CM administrator as well. Also by radical reducing of the labor coefficient during ClearQuest Designer's schemes debugging.
5. UML2ClearQuest enclose an internal UML syntax parser that allows rapidly and efficiently receiving required ClearQuest Designer scheme which is bug free.

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  1. 1. UML2ClearQuest for extend IBM Rational ClearQuest. Transfer UML diagrams to ClearQuest Designer's state machine (eng) (rus)
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Rationale   </li></ul><ul><li>Description   </li></ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Requirement s and specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Demo </li></ul>
  3. 3. Rationale <ul><li>In ClearQuest, a change request’s lifecycle is described via state machines, which is defined by the state transition matrix. Programming these matrices is an administrative task, which is based on some specification </li></ul><ul><li>The specification is written by an analyst, usually using two types of charts that describe a process – State-charts and Activity-charts. These charts are handed over to the administrator, who plots them to ClearQuest. This approach has several obvious deficiencies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There’s an excessive link in the chain: the administrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Errors can frequently occur when transferring the diagrams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Correcting the diagram entails manual reprogramming of the ClearQuest state transition matrix </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Description <ul><li>The purpose of this application is to ease the process of programming ClearQuest Designer's state transitions matrix for change requests </li></ul><ul><li>UML2ClearQuest can export UML state charts to ClearQuest Designer, which makes for a simple visual design process </li></ul>
  5. 5. Description - 2 <ul><li>UML2ClearQuest enables for automatic state chart transformations to ClearQuest Designer’s state transition matrix for a certain entity (change request) and is distributed in two flavors, for different platforms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As a plug-in for IBM Rational Software Architect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As an external application, which takes UML diagrams (in Visio & StarUML format), and converts them to ClearQuest’s state machine. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. UML2ClearQuest . Features <ul><li>Supports UML 2.1 and up </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze state chart syntax for ClearQuest state machine compatibility </li></ul><ul><li>UML diagrams can be transferred to new entities in a ClearQuest schema, or existing entities can be modified based on the UML </li></ul><ul><li>A ClearQuest-style preview of the transition matrix is available for checking the end-results </li></ul><ul><li>Code style independency </li></ul><ul><li>Multilanguage support </li></ul>
  7. 7. UML2ClearQuest . Features - 2 <ul><li>Import and visualize state charts from ClearQuest – reverse-engineering is employed to correct an already existing lifecycle with the visual convenience of UML </li></ul><ul><li>Programming ClearQuest transition matrices based on activity diagrams, with required field detection and access rights configuration according to groups and role policy depending on the state and action. </li></ul><ul><li>There are no similar solutions on the market </li></ul>
  8. 8. Main idea: r ound-trip engineering UML Translate ClearQuest Designer Translate
  9. 9. UML2ClearQuest. UML to CQ Designer Load page from visio Check UML Select ClearQuest Change Request for modify Start Export Two options : modify existing record type or create NEW!!!
  10. 10. UML2ClearQuest. CQ Designer to UML Select existing ClearQuest schema Select configuration record type and save in UML
  11. 11. <ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM Rational ClearQuest Designer (ALL versions, include 7.1) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM Rational ClearQuest (ALL versions, include 7.1) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For create state-chart UML diagramms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Visio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Star UML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM Rational Software Architect (next version) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Demo </li></ul>
  13. 13. Step 1. Construct UML diagramm <ul><li>A diagram is first constructed in Visio , StarUML or RSA . The diagram's type should be State chart </li></ul>
  14. 14. RSA
  15. 15. Visio
  16. 16. StarUML
  17. 17. Step 2. Load UML diagram into UML2ClearQuest <ul><li>UML2ClearQuest reads the Visio file and locates all the State Chart diagrams </li></ul><ul><li>The basis of UML2ClearQuest is syntactic analysis of UML diagrams for ClearQuest state machine compliancy (since not all UML state charts can be translated to ClearQuest) </li></ul><ul><li>A connection to ClearQuest must be available, and at this stage you choose the entity to which the export is being made. If the entity does not yet exist, it will be created. </li></ul>
  18. 19. Step 3. View result. ClearQuest Designer <ul><li>The result of UML2ClearQuest is a configured state transition matrix in ClearQuest Designer. UML2ClearQuest  automatically creates all the necessary states and actions between them. All that's left to do is define the fields' behaviour and access policy </li></ul>
  19. 21. Step 4 (optional). View UML in ClearQuest for windows Client
  20. 22. Thank you More info: