IBM Asia Pacific Sales Manual
Revised: December 09, 2014.
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The IBM Rational product family provides a seamless integration of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) capabilities that are referred to as Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). CLM provides a collaborative way for software delivery teams to unify multiple platforms and coordinate roles and activities across the core ALM disciplines of Change Management, Requirements Management, and Quality Management.
The core CLM solution integrates a corresponding set of products, which include Rational Team Concert, Rational Requirements Composer, and Rational Quality Manager, to create a highly collaborative solution for software delivery. This solution can also be integrated with Rational Software Architect to extend the value of CLM to design management. IBM also maintains integrations between a number of its other ALM products, such as Rational ClearQuest.
While CLM is a powerful solution, IBM realizes that customers already invested into other tools and technologies needed to continue using them, at least for the time being. These customers operate in highly diverse and heterogeneous lifecycle environments and have a variety of reasons why tools already established in their environments are critical to their business. These tools often cannot simply be removed and replaced with new ones, but must coexist and interoperate with any new tools brought into the environment.
It is for those customers that IBM offers the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters. These software components connect Rational ALM products to select third-party tools to allow customers to continue using their existing lifecycle tools and still gain benefit from many capabilities found in the Rational CLM solution.
Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters V1.1.3
Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters V1.1.3 offers additional integrations that enhance support for organizations practicing DevOps using a variety of lifecycle tools stemming from multiple vendors. An adapter for BMC Remedy expands the integration solution to reach further down into the operations environment for IT Service Management. An adapter for Polarion ALM allows Rational ALM products to coexist and interoperate across tools in use from both ALM systems. An adapter for GitHub allows that system's Issues to be integrated with Rational product work items. Folders in Rational DOORS Next Generation can now be synchronized with HP ALM requirements folders in a way that retains how they are structured natively in the two systems. And Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters now works with hosted Rational change management capabilities incorporated into IBM Bluemix DevOps Services for Track and Plan.
Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters V1.1.2 features
Improved adapters are delivered to enhance support for organizations that apply agile practices and need them to scale across their enterprise. Adapters for VersionOne and ThoughtWorks Mingle extend agile project management to a broader scale of deployment and a more consistent manner of application. These adapters integrate with Rational Requirements Composer to support a more robust degree of requirements management that many agile projects require as they scale up in complexity. Improvements to the existing Rally adapter now integrates comments and attachments and leverage agile templates in Rational Team Concert for taking agile development to an enterprise scale of deployment.
Additional enhancements include a web user interface for
administrator monitoring of adapter usage statistics, data integration
activities, and notification configuration. Administrators are now
given the ability to switch between "test" and "production" modes to
provide better control of the affects of change on the end users. And
a more complex arrangement of integration connections can now be made
to support more advanced relationships between various types of
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IBM Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters V1.1.3
IBM Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters V1.1.3 delivers the following integrations that enhance support for organizations practicing DevOps using a variety of lifecycle tools stemming from multiple vendors.
IBM Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters V1.1.2
IBM Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters V1.1.2 delivers the following:
IBM Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters, initially released in the fall of 2012, began by offering clients the ability to integrate Rational ALM products with third-party tools focused on the core disciplines of Requirements Management, Change Management, and Quality Management. This included integration adapters for HP ALM and Quality Center, Atlassian JIRA, open source Git, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, and open source Bugzilla. To expand to the "left" of the DevOps lifecycle, IBM later added adapters for CA Clarity, Rally, VersionOne, and ThoughtWorks Mingle, which support agile project planning methods.
Today, IBM adds to the list of adapters as it expands now to the "right" of the DevOps lifecycle, focusing deeper into the operations concerns of IT Service Management.
An adapter for BMC Remedy allows problem tickets created in Remedy to align with the work items in Rational Team Concert that govern the resolution of those problems being reported.
Also added is an adapter for clients who use elements of Polarion ALM and those capabilities to coexist and interoperate with Rational ALM products. And for those who use GitHub to track Issues, IBM includes an adapter that allows those Issues to be integrated with Rational product work items.
This release improves on the way Requirements Management integrates across disparate tools as well. Folders in Rational DOORS Next Generation can now be synchronized with HP ALM requirements folders in a way that retains how they are structured natively in the two systems. And Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters now works with hosted Rational change management capabilities incorporated into IBM JazzHub.
Other areas of improvement offered in this release include:
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