IBM Rational Method Composer V7.2 strengthens and expands IBM IT process management platform in support of better governance

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-222
September 25, 2007

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Technical information
TOC link Overview TOC link Software Services
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
TOC link Publications  
 
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At a glance

IBM Rational Method Composer is a flexible process management platform comprising an authoring, configuring, and publishing tool, and a process library providing content on processes and methods in software and systems development, lifecycle management, and governance to help companies implement effective processes for successful software, systems, and IT projects. IBM Rational Method Composer V7.2:

  • Improves compliance management via new reporting and publishing capabilities
  • Supports enterprise process management by providing distributed workspaces
  • Improves exports to IBM Rational Portfolio Manager and IBM WebSphere® Business Modeler

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
 
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Overview

IBM Rational® Method Composer is a flexible process management platform with the industry's most comprehensive tooling and richest process library. It represents a major step forward in providing IBM process solutions for software and systems development, service management, and control practices. It is built on the Eclipse Process Framework (EPF) and leverages key aspects of the Software Process Engineering Meta-model 2.0 (SPEM 2.0) to which IBM has contributed extensively and which provides process authoring, configuration, and publishing capabilities.

The Version 7.2 release of IBM Rational Method Composer adds new best practices to IBM Rational Unified Process® (RUP®) that leverage leading process expertise and experience in Compliance, Global Development and Delivery (GDD), Asset-Based Development (ABD), and many others, including non-RUP content such as IBM Tivoli® Unified Process (ITUP). It will help deliver customized yet consistent process guidance to your project teams and IT organization.

IBM Rational Method Composer enables you to manage, author, configure, and deploy effective processes tailored to your project needs with an industry-leading tool. It helps drive consistent results across all projects through proven best practices integrated with practitioner and project management tools. IBM Rational Method Composer enables you to capture your own practices and combine them with our process library for maximum results.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability dates
  • September 25, 2007, electronic software delivery
  • November 26, 2007, media and documentation

 
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Description

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

Rational Method Composer is capable as of November 26, 2007, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested at

IPLA and Subscription and Support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single proof of entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.

Trademarks

 
Rational, Rational Unified Process, RUP, Tivoli, and WebSphere are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

  • Intel® Pentium® III 800 MHz, or higher, processor
  • 768 MB RAM required; more memory improves responsiveness

Disk space

  • 750 MB to install IBM Rational® Method Composer
  • 1500 MB required in the TEMP directory during installation
  • Display resolution: 1024 x 768 x 256-color video resolution, or higher; high color or true color recommended

Software requirements

Operating systems

  • Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000 Professional SP4
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP1® or SP2®)
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard Edition SP1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ 4 WS (Update 4)
  • Red Hat Desktop 4 (Update 4)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

Browsers

  • IE 6.0 SP™ 1
  • IE 5.5 SP 2
  • Firefox 1.5.0.6, or later
  • Mozilla 1.7.12, or later

Other requirements

Java™ Runtime Environment (JRE) is required only for viewing the published RUP® Web site (applet version). Sun JRE 1.4.1 is the minimum required; Sun JRE 1.4.2, or later, is recommended.

Planning information

Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging: Rational Method Composer — 4 CDs

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

To locate an IBM Business Partner, visit


 
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Ordering information

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

                                                    Product
Licensed function title             Product group   category
 
IBM Rational Method Composer        Process and     Process and
                                    Portfolio       Portfolio
                                    Management      Management
 
 
                                    PID             Charge unit
Program name                        number          description
 
IBM Rational Method Composer        5724-G52        Authorized
                                                     User(s)
IBM Rational Method Composer        5724-G52        Authorized
                                                     User(s)
IBM Rational Method Composer        5724-G52        Authorized
                                                     User(s)

Charge metrics definitions

Authorized user

An authorized user is one and only one individual (named or unnamed) within or outside your enterprise. A PoE must be obtained for each individual user accessing the program in any manner. A program licensed under an authorized user PoE may be installed on a single computer or server, and accessed by multiple users, provided that a PoE has been obtained for each individual user accessing the program either directly or indirectly (via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means on behalf of the user.

Passport Advantage program licenses

Rational Method Composer

                                                          Part
Part description                                          number
 
IBM Rational Method Composer
Ratl Method Composer Authorized                           E013BLL
 User Annual SW Maint Rnwl
Ratl Method Composer Authorized                           D532ILL
 User Lic+SW Maint 12 Mo
Ratl Method Composer Authorized                           D532JLL
 User SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

                                                          Part
Program name/description                                  number
 
Ratl Method Composer V7.2.0
Ratl Method Composer Windows 2000,Windows Vista           BT03EML
 Business,Windows XP Family

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Ratl Method Composer V7.2.0

Entitled maintenance                                      Part
offerings description       Media packs description       number
 
Rational Method Composer    Ratl Method Composer          BT03EML
 per Authorized User         Windows 2000,Windows Vista
                             Business,Windows XP Family
Rational Method Composer    Ratl Method Composer          BT03EML
 per Authorized User         Windows 2000,Windows Vista
                             Business,Windows XP Family
Ratl Method Composer        Ratl Method Composer          BT03EML
 Authorized zSeries(R)       Windows 2000,Windows Vista
                             Business,Windows XP Family

Cross-Platform Product for Use on System z™

Order the part numbers that follow when there is an intention to acquire this cross-platform product for deployment on the System z or S/390® platform. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement. The distinction is to identify the planned deployment platform.

                                                          Part
Program name/Description                                  number
 
Ratl Method Composer Authorized                           E03H3LL
 User zSeries Annual SW Maint Rnwl
Ratl Method Composer Authorized                           D06EFLL
 User zSeries Lic+SW Maint 12 MO
Ratl Method Composer Authorized                           D60EGLL
 User zSeries SW Maint Reinstate 12 MO

Withdrawal of previous Passport Advantage part numbers: Effective November 13, 2007, IBM will withdraw from marketing the following products licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). A replacement product and availability date is listed.

Withdrawn products            Replacement products
Part     Product              Part    Product              Available
number   name                 number  name                 date
 
5724-G52 Rational Method
          Composer V7.0.1
BT02HML  IBM Rational Method  BT03EML Ratl Method          11/26/07
          Composer V7.01               Composer Windows
          Multilingual                 2000,Windows Vista
          Multiplatform                Business,Windows XP
                                       Family

Orders for these part numbers will not be accepted after the stated effective date of withdrawal, nor will normal marketing activities or educational support be available unless previous agreement exists between the customer and IBM.
 
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Terms and conditions

The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IPLA, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing: IPLA including the License Information document and PoE govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

License Information form number

                            Program
Program name                number     Form number
 
Rational Method Composer    5724-G52   L-KHUY-75MGZD

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Guide for further information at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

  • For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Product name
 
Rational Method Composer               Yes

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance: The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures:


    IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

Software maintenance applies: Yes. Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, to your IS technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

Volume orders (IVO): No

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
 
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Prices

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner — Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.


 
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Order now

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To identify your local IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

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 Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
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             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
SP, System z, and System i are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, Rational, SP1, SP2, RUP, zSeries, S/390, and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
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