What are IBM Rational's CLM products

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A discussion of deployment options for IBM Collaborative Life Cycle Management. The IBM Rational CLM products consist of Rational Team Concert, Rational Requirement Composer and Rational Quality Manager. This presentation covers the different options of integrating them into an existing software development environment.

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What are IBM Rational's CLM products

  1. 1. What is CLM? … and why should I deploy it on my software project? A discussion of deployment options for IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management
  2. 2. Agenda • Introduction • Background • ALM • CLM defined • Why CLM? • Challenges for existing projects • Deployment options • Key Deployment Considerations • Deployment Best Practices
  3. 3. Introduction • Michael Gormley – ReleaseTEAM • Premium SCM Consulting firm since 1999 • Focus on Software Configuration Management • On-site and remote consulting services • Build Automation • CM tool administration, customization, upgrades, migrations • Classroom training / hands-on mentoring ClearCase ClearQuest RTC/RQM/RRC/CLM Change Synergy BuildForge UrbanCode DOORS Requisite Pro
  4. 4. Clients
  5. 5. • What we hear from our customers • Use of multiple SCM tools is becoming more prevalent • Projects want to consolidate and simplify the SCM infrastructure • End users want light-weight, easy to use tools • Increasing demand for high rigor, and traceability capabilities • More adoption of Agile principles and processes • Questions • Do I have to abandon my legacy tools and processes to make my end users happy? • How do I move from my current infrastructure to the tools my users want without breaking my schedule? • Just what are all of these components in IBM/Rational’s ALM solution, and how do they fit together? Background
  6. 6. • What we will address today • What CLM is • How CLM uniquely provides a successful ALM solution • The business value of deploying a CLM solution on your project • CLM deployment options • How to decide how to deploy CLM • CLM deployment examples • Legacy IBM/Rational tools • Open source • 3rd party solutions Background
  7. 7. Application Lifecycle Management “The product lifecycle management (governance, development, and maintenance) of application software” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_lifecycle_management • Evolved from Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) • American Motors (now Chrysler) developed in 1985 • Needed to speed up its development processes to compete against larger competitors • Key elements: • Computer-aided design (CAD) software that made engineers more productive • New communication system to allow conflicts to be resolved faster • Centralize control of all drawings and documents in a central database to reduce maintenance costs • ALM encompasses: • Requirements management • Software architecture • Computer programming • Software testing • Software maintenance • Change management • Project management • Release management ALM
  8. 8. • Five imperatives for successful ALM • Maximize product value with in-context collaboration • Integrate discussions about items into the plan • Collaborate with ALL stakeholders • Accelerate time to delivery with real-time planning • Track the work of the entire team in one place • Integrate the plan with task execution • Plan continuously • Improve software quality with lifecycle traceability • Make it easy to link artifacts, even across disciplines • Use traceability to assess completeness • Refine predictability with development intelligence • Identify measurements that are appropriate for the team • Rely on data that is generated automatically • Start small! • Reduce costs with continuous improvement • Encourage all team members to participate • Make the results of improvements visible to everyone • Review continuously ALM
  9. 9. • Collaborative Lifecycle Management • Conceptually: • The coordination of software development activities across business and system requirements, design, development, build, test, and delivery • As a solution: • A seamlessly integrated release of tools built on a Jazz team server: • IBM/Rational Team Concert (RTC) • IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM) • IBM Rational Requirements Composer (RRC) • Design Management • IBM Rational Software Architect Design Manager (RSA) - for systems and embedded software engineers • IBM Rational Rhapsody Design Manager (RDM) – for software designers • Version 4.0.3 released on 6/14/2013 CLM Defined
  10. 10. Jazz Team Server Requirements Management Quality/Test Management Planning Project Transparency Change and Configuration Management CLM: A Closer Look
  11. 11. Jazz Team Server Requirements Management Quality/Test Management Project Transparency Planning • Integrated release/iteration planning • Effort estimation & progress tracking taskboards • Out of the box process templates: formal or agile Change and Configuration Management CLM: A Closer Look
  12. 12. Jazz Team Server Requirements Management Quality/Test Management Planning • Integrated release/iteration planning • Effort estimation & progress tracking taskboards • Out of the box process templates: formal or agile Project Transparency • Customizable web based dashboards • Real time metrics and reports • Project Milestone tracking and status Change and Configuration Management CLM: A Closer Look
  13. 13. Jazz Team Server Requirements Management Quality/Test Management Planning • Integrated release/iteration planning • Effort estimation & progress tracking taskboards • Out of the box process templates: formal or agile Project Transparency • Customizable web based dashboards • Real time metrics and reports • Project Milestone tracking and status Version Control Work Items Build Change and Configuration Management CLM: A Closer Look
  14. 14. BuildVersion Control Work Items Change and Configuration Management CLM: A Closer Look
  15. 15. Build Version Control Work Items • Component-based SCM simplifies reuse across projects • Change set-based for easy feature additional/removal • Server-based sandboxes Change and Configuration Management CLM: A Closer Look
  16. 16. Build Work Items • Component-based SCM simplifies reuse across projects • Change set-based for easy feature additional/removal • Server-based sandboxes • Defects, enhancements, and conversations • View and share query results • Approval and discussion support • Query editor interface Change and Configuration Management Version Control CLM: A Closer Look
  17. 17. Work Items • Component-based SCM simplifies reuse across projects • Change set-based for easy feature additional/removal • Server-based sandboxes • Defects, enhancements, and conversations • View and share query results • Approval and discussion support • Query editor interface Change and Configuration Management Version Control CLM: A Closer Look • Automated traceability to work items and change sets • Build definitions for team and personal builds • Local or remote build servers • Multi-level continuous integration Build
  18. 18. Work Items • Component-based SCM simplifies reuse across projects • Change set-based for easy feature additional/removal • Server-based sandboxes • Defects, enhancements, and conversations • View and share query results • Approval and discussion support • Query editor interface Change and Configuration Management Version Control CLM: A Closer Look • Automated traceability to work items and change sets • Build definitions for team and personal builds • Local or remote build servers • Multi-level continuous integration Build
  19. 19. Jazz Team Server Requirements Management Quality/Test Management Planning • Integrated release/iteration planning • Effort estimation & progress tracking taskboards • Out of the box process templates: formal or agile Project Transparency • Customizable web based dashboards • Real time metrics and reports • Project Milestone tracking and status BuildVersion Control Work Items • Component-based SCM simplifies reuse across projects • Change set-based for easy feature additional/removal • Server-based sandboxes • Defects, enhancements, and conversations • View and share query results • Approval and discussion support • Query editor interface • Automated traceability to work items and change sets • Build definitions for team and personal builds • Local or remote build servers • Multi-level continuous integration Change and Configuration Management CLM: A Closer Look
  20. 20. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Management Planning • Integrated release/iteration planning • Effort estimation & progress tracking taskboards • Out of the box process templates: formal or agile Project Transparency • Customizable web based dashboards • Real time metrics and reports • Project Milestone tracking and status BuildWork Items • Component-based SCM simplifies reuse across projects • Change set-based for easy feature additional/removal • Server-based sandboxes • Defects, enhancements, and conversations • View and share query results • Approval and discussion support • Query editor interface • Automated traceability to work items and change sets • Build definitions for team and personal builds • Local or remote build servers • Multi-level continuous integration • Convenient tools to define and organize requirements • Automated traceability to identify gaps and change impact • Visually define requirements with diagrams and custom project content Change and Configuration Management Version Control CLM: A Closer Look
  21. 21. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning • Integrated release/iteration planning • Effort estimation & progress tracking taskboards • Out of the box process templates: formal or agile Project Transparency • Customizable web based dashboards • Real time metrics and reports • Project Milestone tracking and status BuildWork Items • Component-based SCM simplifies reuse across projects • Change set-based for easy feature additional/removal • Server-based sandboxes • Defects, enhancements, and conversations • View and share query results • Approval and discussion support • Query editor interface • Automated traceability to work items and change sets • Build definitions for team and personal builds • Local or remote build servers • Multi-level continuous integration • Convenient tools to define and organize requirements • Automated traceability to identify gaps and change impact • Visually define requirements with diagrams and custom project content • Comprehensive test planning • Simplified lab management • Quicker manual testing • Requirements-driven testing Change and Configuration Management Version Control CLM: A Closer Look
  22. 22. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning • Integrated release/iteration planning • Effort estimation & progress tracking taskboards • Out of the box process templates: formal or agile Project Transparency • Customizable web based dashboards • Real time metrics and reports • Project Milestone tracking and status BuildWork Items • Component-based SCM simplifies reuse across projects • Change set-based for easy feature additional/removal • Server-based sandboxes • Defects, enhancements, and conversations • View and share query results • Approval and discussion support • Query editor interface • Automated traceability to work items and change sets • Build definitions for team and personal builds • Local or remote build servers • Multi-level continuous integration • Convenient tools to define and organize requirements • Automated traceability to identify gaps and change impact • Visually define requirements with diagrams and custom project content • Comprehensive test planning • Simplified lab management • Quicker manual testing • Requirements-driven testing • Single structure for project-related artifacts • World-class team on-boarding/off-boarding including team membership, sub-teams, and project inheritance • Role-based operational control for flexible definition of process and capabilities • Team advisor for defining/refining “rules” and enabling continuous improvement • Process enactment and enforcement • In-context collaboration enables team members to communicate in context of their work Change and Configuration Management Version Control CLM: A Closer Look
  23. 23. • Why add CLM to my existing software project? Why CLM?
  24. 24. • Why add CLM to my existing software project? • We already have a Software CM solution in place… • CLM provides: • Built-in build and process automation Why CLM?
  25. 25. • Why add CLM to my existing software project? • We already have a Software CM solution in place… • CLM provides: • Built-in build and process automation • We have an automated build solution already… • CLM provides: • Integrated requirements and quality management Why CLM?
  26. 26. • Why add CLM to my existing software project? • We already have a Software CM solution in place… • CLM provides: • Built-in build and process automation • We have an automated build solution already… • CLM provides: • Integrated requirements and quality management • But, we have requirements and test solutions too… • CLM provides: • Integrated project planning • Flexible project dashboards • “Social” collaboration • Web-based and Eclipse-based client access Why CLM?
  27. 27. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning • Integrated release/iteration planning • Effort estimation & progress tracking taskboards • Out of the box process templates: formal or agile Project Transparency • Customizable web based dashboards • Real time metrics and reports • Project Milestone tracking and status BuildWork Items • Component-based SCM simplifies reuse across projects • Change set-based for easy feature additional/removal • Server-based sandboxes • Defects, enhancements, and conversations • View and share query results • Approval and discussion support • Query editor interface • Automated traceability to work items and change sets • Build definitions for team and personal builds • Local or remote build servers • Multi-level continuous integration • Convenient tools to define and organize requirements • Automated traceability to identify gaps and change impact • Visually define requirements with diagrams and custom project content • Comprehensive test planning • Simplified lab management • Quicker manual testing • Requirements-driven testing • Single structure for project-related artifacts • World-class team on-boarding/off-boarding including team membership, sub-teams, and project inheritance • Role-based operational control for flexible definition of process and capabilities • Team advisor for defining/refining “rules” and enabling continuous improvement • Process enactment and enforcement • In-context collaboration enables team members to communicate in context of their work Change and Configuration Management Version Control How does CLM meet ALM imperatives
  28. 28. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning • Accelerate time to delivery with real-time planning Project Transparency • Refine predictability with development intelligence • Reduce costs with continuous improvement • Collaboration • Traceability • Maximize product value with in-context collaboration • Reduce costs with continuous improvement Change and Configuration Management • Maximize product value with in-context collaboration • Improve software quality with lifecycle traceability • Collaboration • Traceability How CLM meets ALM imperatives
  29. 29. • Process • Sunk cost in defining development processes • Integration of existing workflow customization with new process • Resistance to workflow/process simplification • Cost to configure new tools to enable custom workflows • People • Cost of educating users in new tools/process • Schedule impact while users become proficient in new process • Getting buy-in: • Convincing “power users” of value of new tools/process • Overcoming arguments for “favorite” tools • Resistance to change • Discomfort with more schedule/plan visibility Challenges for existing projects
  30. 30. Legacy tool challenge for existing projects
  31. 31. Software CM Legacy tool challenge for existing projects
  32. 32. Software CM Change Management Legacy tool challenge for existing projects
  33. 33. Software CM Change Management Build/delivery automation Legacy tool challenge for existing projects
  34. 34. Software CM Change Management Build/delivery automation Requirements Management Legacy tool challenge for existing projects
  35. 35. Software CM Change Management Build/delivery automation Requirements Management Quality Management Legacy tool challenge for existing projects
  36. 36. Software CM Change Management Build/delivery automation Requirements Management Quality Management Legacy tool challenge for existing projects Project Management
  37. 37. Software CM Change Management Build/delivery automation Requirements Management Quality Management Legacy tool challenge for existing projects Project Management
  38. 38. • Importer • One-way data migration • Transfer management from current tool to CLM • Bridge • Provides link from CLM into current tool • Creates “loose coupling” – CLM UI navigation to invoke current tools • Simplest one to write if doesn’t already exist • Synchronizer (aka Connector) • Two-way synchronization of data between current tool and corresponding CLM data • Intended to support parallel efforts in both repositories Deployment – Connector Types
  39. 39. • Importer • Desire to move off of legacy tools • Preservation of historical versions not a high priority • Opportunity for process simplification/redesign • Bridge • High satisfaction with current tools/processes • Desire to preserve investment in current environment while adding RTC planning features • Easiest deployment path (no data to migrate or synchronize) • Synchronizer (aka Connector) • Supports trial projects without isolating trial users from rest of team • Allows work to be done in either repository and be visible in both • Optimizes setting up “agile islands” for small/medium teams whose work is destined for delivery to legacy tools Deployment – Connector Rationale
  40. 40. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control Deployment Options
  41. 41. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control • Bridge • Sync. Deployment Options
  42. 42. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control • Bridge Deployment Options
  43. 43. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control • Bridge Deployment Options
  44. 44. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control • Bridge Deployment Options
  45. 45. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control • Bridge Deployment Options
  46. 46. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control • Bridge • Sync. Deployment Options
  47. 47. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control • Bridge Deployment Options
  48. 48. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control • Bridge Deployment Options
  49. 49. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control • Bridge Deployment Options
  50. 50. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control Deployment Options
  51. 51. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control Deployment Options
  52. 52. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control Deployment Options
  53. 53. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control Deployment Options
  54. 54. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control Deployment Options
  55. 55. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control Deployment Options
  56. 56. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control • Bridge Deployment Options
  57. 57. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control • Bridge Deployment Options
  58. 58. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control Deployment Options
  59. 59. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control • Bridge Deployment Options
  60. 60. Jazz Team Server Requirements Quality/Test Planning Project Transparency BuildWork Items Change and Configuration Management Version Control Deployment Options
  61. 61. For an exhaustive listing of available integration options, see: https://jazz.net/extend/integrations/ Deployment Options
  62. 62. • How complex is the existing version control environment? • Number of servers • Number of supported users/clients • Are multiple development locations being supported and coordinated? • How customized is the development and delivery workflow? • Is the version control integrated with other legacy tools? • Is there a desire to work with RTC source control? • Will it be used in parallel with the existing version control tools/process? • How complex is the existing change management environment? • Are heavily customized change control workflows in use? • Has the legacy tool been extensively customized? • What disciplines’ change workflows are currently supported? • Will CLM be used to address business needs not yet being met? • Requirements Management • Test/Quality Management • Planning/scheduling • Reporting/dashboards Key Deployment Considerations
  63. 63. • Start small • Inter-operability support simplifies implementing in small pieces • Preserves investment in legacy tools while gaining new benefits • Make the process slightly simpler than it needs to be • Synchronizing data between legacy and new tools sounds appealing • But, it introduces an additional layer of environment complexity • Use pilot projects • Focus on early adopters • Apply lessons learned on pilots to later projects • Allocate dedicated resources to support deployment • Typical cause of failure • Human nature is to fall back to familiar process when things get busy • Publicize successes • Build a desire for projects to get to move to the new environment Deployment Best Practices
  64. 64. • CLM is both a concept and a solution • IBM Rational CLM provides a unique ALM solution • Preserves legacy tools while enabling Agile principles and processes • Supports 5 imperatives for successful ALM • Collaboration, planning, traceability, development intelligence, and continuous improvement • Integrates with industry-leading tools • Allows for incremental implementation • IBM Rational CLM is uniquely suited for use in existing development environments • Deployment best practices: • Start small • Keep process simple • Leverage successful pilots • Dedicate resources to roll-out • Publicize successes Summary
  65. 65. Questions?
  66. 66. Thank you!

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