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Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) offers a seamless and highly collaborative solution based on a variety of Rational® products. Many IBM® customers also use other lifecycle tools that stem from different sources that need to interoperate with these Rational products. Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters allow customers to integrate Rational ALM products with select third-party tools to achieve interoperability across a diverse toolset. This enables organizations to improve their overall software delivery environment while leveraging current investments they have made in other lifecycle tools.
New integrations to CA Clarity and the Requirements Management component of HP ALM offers users of the adapter the ability to perform impact analysis via suspect links. There is now a scripted setup of GitWeb and Gerrit web extensions and hooks, and a Gerrit reprocess capability. Dashboarding and reporting have also been improved across the adapters with expanded use of open social widgets. Environment support has been updated for new versions of:
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The IBM Rational product family provides a seamless integration of ALM capabilities referred to as the IBM 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, including Rational Team Concert , Rational Requirements Composer, and Rational Quality Manager, to create a seamless and 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® .
Some customers have already invested into other tools and technologies, and need to continue using them for the time being. Many customers operate in highly diverse and heterogeneous lifecycle environments, and there are a variety of reasons why tools already established in their environments are critical to their business. These tools often cannot simply be taken out and replaced with new ones, but must coexist and interoperate with new tools that are 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, allowing customers to continue using their existing lifecycle tools and still gain benefit from many capabilities found in the Rational CLM solution.
The key integration technology for the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters is the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) standard. OSLC provides a set of interfaces organized into a number of functional areas (domains) that allow lifecycle tools stemming from many sources to link and trace data being managed by those tools. OSLC is now the Rational standard for integration implementation and is the basis for the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Standard Edition.
Some customers have invested heavily into customizations of their current tools, including specialized reporting and workflows. These customizations may need to be preserved as they integrate across practitioner roles and their respective tools. The Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Tasktop Edition uses additional integration methods that supplement OSLC to support alternative use cases and workflow environments in a way that minimizes the impact integration may have for customers in these situations.
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Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters were initially released on October 09, 2012, and included integrations with HP ALM and Quality Center, Atlassian JIRA, open source Git, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, and open source Bugzilla. The following improvements to those adapters and new integrations to additional third-party tools include:
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