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GanttChart for ClearQuest 1.4 (Ad hoc planning and operational management).


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GanttChart is a product that was wanted by many project managers using IBM Rational ClearQuest. It allows executing almost every PM’s task within IBM Rational ClearQuest in a new and agile way.

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GanttChart for ClearQuest 1.4 (Ad hoc planning and operational management).

  1. 1. CM-Consult. The new era of software development GanttChart for ClearQuest Ad - hock planning and operational management of projects HIGHLIGHTS Those who works are used to work GanttChart for ClearQuest – is the with IBM Rational ClearQuest obvi- new generation module that is in-Saves lot of time while ously have a sense of a small limita- tended for concerted operationspreparing plans of tion of its capabilities in the area of with IBM Rational ClearQuestwork/tasks and exercis- clear activities planning for change Eclipse. All project managementing operational control requests (tasks, bug reports etc.). functions of the module are avail-over the project That is they able immediatelyReal time synchroniza- can set up the after its installa-tion of Gantt diagram requests to tion in the stan-and ClearQuest re- show task dard menu of IBMquests. chain, dates, ClearQuest.Visualization of the workload etc but all this will beratio for planned terms shown as usual list of tasks. And to GanttChart for ClearQuest is aand fact terms. change anything in several tasks unique plug-in for IBM Rational they should enter every task sepa- ClearQuest developed by CM-Con-Decomposition of the rately and fulfill the number of mo- sult. It allows project managers, ex-Gantt diagram for com- notonous actions. This problem ecutives, and all team members toplex Requests. related to the work with com- view tasks from theOpening the change re- plex hierarchical tasks andquest forms from the plans can be easily settled withGantt diagram directly. the module GanttChart forAllows managers to lot of time whilepreparing plans of GanttChart for ClearQuest canwork/tasks and exercis- be applied interesting foring operational control everyone who uses IBM Ra-over the project. tional ClearQuest and is inSupport ALM Schema. shortage of the project man- agement capabilities. Our mod-Support for multiple ule doesn’t substitute forplatforms. existing project management tools project plan. Project managers like but adds the operational sections GanttChart because it is easy toEasy to install. into IBM Rational tools instead (per- use. With two clicks GanttChart al-Easy to use. haps in next versions we’ll cope to lows re-planning tasks, and auto- transfer the most of MS Project func- matically updates the corresponding tions into ClearQuest). task fields. That is GanttChart for The module considerably simplifies ClearQuest allows you to plan tasks the management of the complex hi- directly from ClearQuest in real time erarchical tasks. This allows freeing mode. project managers of routine opera- tions and focusing on the main task.
  2. 2. CM-Consult. Color highlights allow The fundamental capabilities of GanttChart for ClearQuest allows decomposing the tasks GanttChart for ClearQuest: to the project managers and ad- by their status: e.g. green done, yellow in ministrators: progress, red is behind 1. Multiplatform. Our module is time, blue planned being incorporated into the Eclipse * Analyzing the project status in client of IBM Rational ClearQuest real time scale. Tasks hierarchy visuali- and works on different platforms of * Agile correcting the project plan. zation and plan decom- Widows and Unix. * Saving project manager’s time position at high-level tasks: 2. There is no necessity of addi- for the replanning of request groups tional software. Everything works in (change requests and extension re- requests and bugs re- one tool - IBM Rational ClearQuest. quests). Especially within service ori- ports grouped by tasks The exceptions are the functions of ented approach when a great and activities budgeting, resource distribution and number of requests every day require portfolio management. a special attention. GanttChart for 3. The only one data source and * Effectively distributing the re- ClearQuest is the synchronization in real time. The sources. added to the IBM module allows showing the real state * Transferring requests from one Global Solutions of projecting activities basing on the state to another on-the-fly. Directory with the last changes in IBM Rational Clear- * Shifting the groups of tasks and ID# 41151 Quest. There is no necessity to requests (change planned dates) in make additional synchronization or drag-and-drop mode. data duplication for it. All visualiza- tion functions are real time. 4. All functions of IBM Rational GanttChart for ClearQuest allows ClearQuest are still accessible. Be- to the project members: cause of module embedding into IBM Rational ClearQuest the user * To see their own workload on the has an access to the planning capa- whole pool of requests at once bilities by Gantt diagram and to all (tasks, defects, requests etc). the functions of IBM Rational Clear- * To work with task plan comfort- Quest (building requests, reports, able and as usual. graphs etc) at the same time. .
  3. 3. CM-Consult. www.rational-tools.infoThe most important fea- Main capabilities Solution type: tures include: Ability to plan and re-planon the spot, including altering * Support for multiple platforms. Plug-in for IBM Rational ClearQuestthe dates for multiple tasks. * Real time synchronization of Eclipse. Support for user databases Gantt diagram and ClearQuest re-with large number of taskswithout performance degra- quests. Prerequisites:dation. * Visualization of the request’s hi- Convenient display of tasks: erarchy and their relations as Gantt Requires IBM Rational ClearQuestcolor coding of tasks depend-ing in their status (late, com- diagram. installed in the system.pleted, not implemented, etc.). * Tasks visualization basing on theAbility to view the user’s load completed queries. Allows showing Delivery type:for the whole pool of changerequests (tasks, defects, re- the realization plan of any concretequests, etc.). ClearQuest request on basis of ex- Multiplatform package. Representation of hierarchy isting report.and relations between changerequests as aggregate tasks * Visualization of the task fulfill- Compatibility:and implementation sequence ment percentage. complete visualization of re- * Visualization of the ratio for Compatible with ClearQuest 7.x andlations (hierarchy and rela-tions between tasks). planned terms and fact terms. 8.x. Display of brief information * Visualization the change re-about task as tool tip. quests with the different color Multilanguage support: Yes (MUI)Display of UML state chart forevery task (through the con- schemes depending on their fulfill- *English, German, Russian, Portuguesetext menu). ment stage and realization on time. Ability to open change re- * Decomposition of the Gantt dia-quest forms directly from achart. gram for complex Requests. Different representations of * Changing and saving the results project (as Gantt chart or of such changing of the plannedas resources load by day). terms for requests. * Opening the change request forms from the Gantt diagram di- rectly.
  4. 4. CM-Consult."This solution was developed as a result of an effort of both our specialists and our clients. The idea tocreate such solution has emerged as a result of close cooperation with our customers and deep under-standing of their business problems. In most companies we have cooperated with the planning horizonfor tasks and works is measured in months and quarters, but not years. Project managers have often tomodify work schedule, update it, establish priorities, and set responsible persons. ClearQuest is a power-ful tool that simplifies this process, but it has its limits. In ClearQuest, planning and representation oftasks is performed in flat view, but all managers are used to using the Gantt chart for planning. Unfortu-nately, the standard ClearQuest package does not provide users with such opportunity. GanttChart forClearQuest allows managers to save a lot of time while preparing plans of work/tasks and exercising op-erational control over the project. In absolute terms, a manager spends about 12-16 minutes on resched-uling the average group of connected tasks without using GanttChart. Using GanttChart for ClearQuest,the same operation takes 10-15 seconds. So, using GanttChart for ClearQuest results in increasing themanager’s efficiency and manageability of the whole project. We are greatly pleased to have gainedrecognition of our contribution from IBM Corporation", Alexander Novichkov, CEO, CM-Consult, IBM Rational ClearQuest certify specialistCM-Consult’s GanttChart is a product that was wanted by many project managers using IBM RationalClearQuest. It allows executing almost every PM’s task within IBM Rational ClearQuest in a new andagile way. Vasily Razuvaykin, Former Rational sales specialist, IBM (2005-2007).With GanttChart module my team achieved possibility to plan tasks for change requests resolving rightafter acceptance, in the same tool, without any intermediate steps. I recommend this tool as arapid-planning extension to all teams, which use ClearQuest. Rustam Zaydullin, Lead analyst, SCM Specialist, TatNeft.This is a usefull and successful solution allowing to simplify a life to ClearQuest users who got used towork with Gantt charts. Visualisation of hierarchy and relationships of change requests of different typesallows to accelerate the analysis of a current tasks status and to make a decision faster. Dmitry Lapygine, Rational Technical Specialist, IBM EE/A, SWG Department.The major advantage of the GanttChart tool is the ability to graphically represent states of activities.When you have a large number of activities it is difficult to visually represent and estimate them using thetable view only. In such case, a chart is very useful.Another advantage is the possibility to modify dates of activities in graphic view (i.e. in a chart itself) thatsimplifies data updating in ClearQuest. Jesuino Jose de Freitas Neto, IT Executive Manager, Banco do Nordeste do Brasil, Federal Bank of Brasil. The GanttChart for ClearQuest tool has proved to be a very successful add-on for the ClearQuest sys- tem. It significantly simplifies the planning process in ClearQuest. Standard integration of IBM Rational ClearQuest and MS Project allows solving a number of same tasks that GanttChart solves, but with GanttChart it is much more convenient to work with a large number of heterogeneous relations between change requests, including hierarchical and sequential relations. Besides, there is no need to use two tools at the same time – a project manager can well do with ClearQuest with GanttChart add-on installed. Christian Häussler, IT Software Development Manager, HUK Coburg AG, Germany.
  5. 5. CM-Consult. www.rational- ContactsCM-Consult. The new era of software developmentWorldwide:E-mail: info@rational-tools.infoInternet: http://www.rational-tools.infoFacebook - Our customers