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5725-I05 IBM Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters V1.1

5725-I05 IBM Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters V1.1

IBM Asia Pacific Sales Manual
Revised:  October 08, 2015.

Table of contents
TOC Link Product life cycle dates TOC Link Operating environment
TOC Link Program number TOC Link Planning information
TOC Link Abstract TOC Link Publications
TOC Link Highlights TOC Link Security, auditability, and control
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Product life cycle dates
Program NumberVRM Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
5725-I0501.01.042015/09/082015/09/08 - -
5725-I0501.01.032014/10/282014/10/28 - -
5725-I0501.01.022014/04/152014/04/18 - -
5725-I0501.01.012013/11/192013/11/26 - -
5725-I0501.01.002013/06/032013/06/11 - -
5725-I0501.00.002012/10/092012/10/12 - -

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Abstract

While Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) is a powerful solution, IBM knows that customers already invested and deployed with other tools and technologies want to continue using them for development and data management. 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. This software component connects Rational CLM products to select list 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 Adaptor V1.1.4 delivers combined integration linking and synchronizing capabilities. Additionally, other integration improvements enhance support for organizations that practice DevOps by using a variety of lifecycle tools stemming from multiple vendors. This release combines the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration OSLC linking capabilities that were originally provided only through Rational Lifecycle Integration Adaptor Standard Edition with the synchronization features of the Tasktop Edition in a single release of Rational Lifecycle Integration Adaptor Tasktop Edition to support integration methodologies for all project teams.

Focus is also given to tool administrators to help them with better user management with improved LDAP support that allows for more sophisticated matching of users between systems and the automation for user mapping in simple, common scenarios.

Note: User mapping is not required for all scenarios. Many manual configuration tasks are now fully automated to ease the installation and configuration efforts of the tool administrator as well as easier access for configuration files from multiple accounts.

Additionally there is now a new adaptor for Rational ClearQuest along with general improvements for connectors with BMC Remedy, VersionOne, and CA's PPM.

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 artifacts.
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Highlights

IBM Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters V1.1.4

Rational Lifecycle Integration Adaptor V1.1.4 provides combined linking and synchronizing capabilities. In addition, there are other integration improvements that enhance support for organizations that practice DevOps by using a variety of lifecycle tools that stem from multiple vendors.

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:


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Description

Initially released in 2012, the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters offered customers the ability to integrate Rational ALM products with third-party tools that are 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 earlier part of the DevOps lifecycle, IBM later added adapters for CA Clarity, Rally, VersionOne, and ThoughtWorks Mingle, which support agile project planning methods. The Rational Lifecycle Integration Adaptors originally came in two variants of Standard Edition and Tasktop Edition. Each edition supported a different method of integration for linking Vs syncing.

With this release, the OSLC linking capabilities, which were originally provided in Standard Edition, are combined with synchronization features that are provided through Tasktop Edition to simplify the selection of the right edition.

For organizations that want to have the option of linking and referencing project information without the worries of replication or duplication, such an option is now provided through Rational Lifecycle Integration Adaptor Tasktop Edition. This gives project team members the power of OSLC linking with the option of rich hover to see project information on the other end of the link without the need to open or navigate to the related source of information. For customers who are satisfied with the options for synchronization, the options are still part of the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adaptor Tasktop Edition experience to allow for replication and data use.

User management and mapping is improved through LDAP support to allow for more sophisticated matching of users between systems. This will give automation the user mapping capabilities for simple and common scenarios that give the tool manager the option to comment on a user that does not exist in each system. But as previously stated, not all scenarios require user mapping.

Life for the tool and project administrators is easier with tools to help them with user management through improved LDAP support. This allows for more sophisticated matching of users between systems and the automation for user mapping in simple and common scenarios.

Note: User mapping is not required for all scenarios. Many manual configuration tasks are now fully automated to ease the installation and configuration efforts of the tool administrator as well as easier access for configuration files from multiple accounts.

Other areas of improvement delivered in this release include:

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Operating environment

Hardware requirements

Software requirements

Operating systems

Linux

Microsoft Windows

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.
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Planning information

Customer responsibilities

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

Limitations

For additional information, refer to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website on

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf


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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center portal is located on

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

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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Security, auditability, and control

Not applicable.

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