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IBM Rational helps you transform how you design, develop and deliver both software and software embedded hardware (e.g. software in cars and phones), to create more innovative products and services, faster than your competition, with lower costs and reduced risk. Explore products by category or see the products A-Z list. Get Rational support.

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Product and systems development

Manage and develop complex products and systems.

Application lifecycle management

Manage the flow of people, process and information across the software and systems delivery lifecycle.

Enterprise modernisation

Optimise the value of your applications, people, teams and infrastructure investments

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Rational software has a solution to support your business sector.


ROI: The Value of Deployment Automation

ROI: The Value of Deployment Automation

Learn how a deployment automation framework can streamline release operations and increase business agility

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The UK Rational User Group is a gathering of users, customers and partner organisations of IBM Rational Software, who meet to explore best practice in the use of Rational Software tools and process

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Adrian Daniels

Technical Professional - Configuration Management

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Over the last 10 years I have helped many customers to design, configure and implement Software Configuration Managements systems. Previously I spent 10 years writing real time embedded software for the Power System industry. My current focus is around the exciting Jazz Platform. I am a keen advocate of Application Lifecycle Management and how it can really help customers to scale their development capabilities. I love technology, whether it be the latest electronic gadget, a new approach to the software development lifecycle or adding Electronics to my Mk1 Golf – each has its own challenge that helping to solve makes me tick.


Views From the Field – Rational Technical Professionals

The blog is dedicated to the thoughts and opinions of Rational Technical Professionals that are helping organisations with tools and processes to develop software in the field today. We provide a full “soup to nuts” experience of the software development lifecycle.

We are a passionate group of IBM Rational employees who work closely with many industries at helping them achieve development and deployment of software. Our contributors represent a wide range of IBM Rational solutions that cover, Demand Management, Requirements Management and Definition, Architecture and Design, Coding, Test Management and Automation, Software Configuration Management, Process Guidance (Agile, RUP, Waterfall etc), Security Management plus others.*


*Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Glenn Mitchell

Brand Architect

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An IT professional with 24 years experience, encompassing leading edge technology implementation, software sales and global team management. Glenn began his IT career shortly after finishing his A-levels as an IBM Mainframe operator on twelve hour, seven day shifts. With a view to developing his career more quickly he went into further education doing an HND in Business Information Technology and then a BA Degree in Business Informatics. Following university Glenn joined the software development side of Sodexho, initially as a developer for their catering software and then joining their small specialist consultancy team who provided bespoke applications both internally and for clients. After a number of years at Sodexho Glenn joined Select Business Solutions, a case tool vendor as a presales consultant. Glenn’s primary activities at Select focused on UML/MDA, (Unified Modelling Language, Model Driven Architecture), where he was presenting jointly with the OMG around the world, he also became a leader in reuse initiatives with his experience of Component Based Development and initially component then asset level repositories. Glenn became the UK then World Wide Presales Manager at Select Business Solutions, then in 2005 he joined IBM to focus on MDA as technical professional. With 6 years working within IBM Rational, Glenn is now the Brand Architect team leader. This senior team of consultants are the presales solution architects for strategic named clients or partners for Rational UK. This role aims to transform client initiatives and challenges into a strategy and practical solution based upon IBM Rational capabilities. Glenn has been aligned to IBM partners, primarily system integrators for the last four years. He has in depth experience working with these large and complex partners, supporting bid work, providing enablement and developing trusted advisor status. Glenn has developed a number of successful ‘Centers of Excellence’, with partners allowing them to showcase their services capability underpinned by IBM Software Group solutions. Glenn is based in the South West, (Bristol) and for relaxing enjoys racing sports motorbikes, currently owning a Fireblade and RC51. He organizes motorbike trips to Europe every year and is hoping to one day ride the Stelvio pass in the Alps.


Rational Channel Highlights – Solutions for System Integrators.

A blog on the world according to Rational UKI and Systems Integrators. This blog should be of interest to anyone providing a software development ‘service’ to clients, not just global systems integrators. The aim is to share some insight into what’s interesting in this market, the challenges and the solutions that make a difference. The hope is also to create an awareness about the vast ecosystem available to IBM partners to support them.*


*Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

John Smith

Application Security Specialist

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John provides technical guidance and advice for the IBM Rational AppScan family of products as well as IBM Rational Policy Tester. He has been working in the information security arena for more than a decade and is a regular speaker at IBM and Industry events.


Views from the Field – Rational Technical Professionals

The blog is dedicated to the thoughts and opinions of Rational Technical Professionals that are helping organisations with tools and processes to develop software in the field today. We provide a full “soup to nuts” experience of the software development lifecycle.

We are a passionate group of IBM Rational employees who work closely with many industries at helping them achieve development and deployment of software . Our contributors represent a wide range of IBM Rational solutions that cover, Demand Management, Requirements Management and Definition, Architecture and Design, Coding, Test Management and Automation, Software Configuration Management, Process Guidance (Agile, RUP, Waterfall etc), Security Management plus others.

The postings and opinions on this site are our own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies or opinions of IBM.*


*Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Neal Middlemore

Client Technical Professional

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Neal Middlemore has over 14 years experience in requirements management, this encompasses the associated disciplines of change management of requirements and validation/verification. Neal is an avionics systems engineer by background and has been working with the DOORS product for almost 10 years.


Views From The Field: Rational Technical Professionals

The blog is dedicated to the thoughts and opinions of Rational Technical Professionals that are helping organisations with tools and processes to develop software in the field today. We provide a full “soup to nuts” experience of the software development lifecycle.

We are a passionate group of IBM Rational employees who work closely with many industries at helping them achieve development and deployment of software . Our contributors represent a wide range of IBM Rational solutions that cover, Demand Management, Requirements Management and Definition, Architecture and Design, Coding, Test Management and Automation, Software Configuration Management, Process Guidance (Agile, RUP, Waterfall etc), Security Management plus others.

The postings and opinions on this site are our own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies or opinions of IBM.*


*Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Paula White

Consulting IT Specialist

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Paula White started work as a programmer in C++ and Smalltalk working primarily on product development and deployment of middleware and business process management software. At Cambridge Technology Partners, who were part of the DSDM Consortium, she championed and used many leading software development practices including large amounts of direct involvement from the business, iterative development, use case analysis, architectural approaches, testing strategies and retrospectives. Subsequently she worked as the product consultant for UML requirements, analysis and design courses at one of the UK leading training organisations – QA training. Here she authored course material and trained other trainers. In 2002 she joined Rational which is now part of IBM. At IBM she works both as a Rational Brand Architect leading the solution design of development environments and also as a Technical Specialist in collaborative lifecycle management, requirements and asset management.


Views from the field – Rational Technical Professionals

The blog is dedicated to the thoughts and opinions of Rational Technical Professionals that are helping organisations with tools and processes to develop software in the field today. We provide a full “soup to nuts” experience of the software development lifecycle.

We are a passionate group of IBM Rational employees who work closely with many industries at helping them achieve development and deployment of software . Our contributors represent a wide range of IBM Rational solutions that cover, Demand Management, Requirements Management and Definition, Architecture and Design, Coding, Test Management and Automation, Software Configuration Management, Process Guidance (Agile, RUP, Waterfall etc), Security Management plus others.

The postings and opinions on this site are our own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies or opinions of IBM.*


*Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Russell Bonner

Consulting IT Specialist, Rational Software

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Working as a Consulting IT Specialist based in the UK, I work with IBM's clients supporting the IBM Rational Enterprise Modernisation software portfolio. The portfolio includes solutions that evolve core IT systems towards modern architectures and technologies, reducing maintenance burden and freeing up resources to develop new business requirements and capabilities.


Views from the Field – Rational Technical Professionals

The blog is dedicated to the thoughts and opinions of Rational Technical Professionals that are helping organisations with tools and processes to develop software in the field today. We provide a full “soup to nuts” experience of the software development lifecycle.

We are a passionate group of IBM Rational employees who work closely with many industries at helping them achieve development and deployment of software . Our contributors represent a wide range of IBM Rational solutions that cover, Demand Management, Requirements Management and Definition, Architecture and Design, Coding, Test Management and Automation, Software Configuration Management, Process Guidance (Agile, RUP, Waterfall etc), Security Management plus others.

The postings and opinions on this site are our own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies or opinions of IBM.*


*Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Simon Norrington

Technical Professional - Software Quality & Testing

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Simon Norrington has worked for IBM since 1996 and currently works in the IBM Rational brand. Simon has responsibility for the Rational Quality Management testing products including Rational Quality Manager, Rational Functional Tester and Rational Performance Tester. Also, Simon is certified on Rational AppScan.


Views from the field – Rational Technical Professionals

The blog is dedicated to the thoughts and opinions of Rational Technical Professionals that are helping organisations with tools and processes to develop software in the field today. We provide a full “soup to nuts” experience of the software development lifecycle.

We are a passionate group of IBM Rational employees who work closely with many industries at helping them achieve development and deployment of software . Our contributors represent a wide range of IBM Rational solutions that cover, Demand Management, Requirements Management and Definition, Architecture and Design, Coding, Test Management and Automation, Software Configuration Management, Process Guidance (Agile, RUP, Waterfall etc), Security Management plus others.

The postings and opinions on this site are our own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies or opinions of IBM.*


*Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Simon Vaughan

Technical Professional – Product Portfolio Management

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Simon is an IBM-certified IT specialist with 13 years of experience of pre-sales consultancy, business development, project, technical and account management. He provides technical expertise in pre-sales engagements around IBM Rational solutions for strategic planning and business optimisation; this involves architecting solutions, demonstrating tools, and becoming a trusted technical advisor.


Focusing on the business of delivering value

Visit Simon’s weblog for insights into how you can maximise the most of your limited resources using IBM Rational solutions for Product and Portfolio Management.*


*Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Steve Arnold

Consulting IT Specialist

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Steve lives in Twickenham, London with his wife and 4 year old daughter. Professionally he has worked as a technical consultant for IBM Rational since 2000, where he is a certified scrum master specialising in agile project delivery, modeling and patterns based engineering. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, and also studying, teaching and practising Taichi. He has written several articles covering the latest features in Rational Software Architect 7.5 and 8, as well as articles discussing various extensions to Software Architect, RequisitePro and Team Concert.


Views from the field – Rational Technical Professionals

The blog is dedicated to the thoughts and opinions of Rational Technical Professionals that are helping organisations with tools and processes to develop software in the field today. We provide a full “soup to nuts” experience of the software development lifecycle.

We are a passionate group of IBM Rational employees who work closely with many industries at helping them achieve development and deployment of software . Our contributors represent a wide range of IBM Rational solutions that cover, Demand Management, Requirements Management and Definition, Architecture and Design, Coding, Test Management and Automation, Software Configuration Management, Process Guidance (Agile, RUP, Waterfall etc), Security Management plus others.

The postings and opinions on this site are our own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies or opinions of IBM.*


*Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Steve Rooks

Technical Specialist - Embedded Software

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Steve Rooks is an Electrical and Electronics Engineering with 20+ years experience working with embedded and complex systems. He’s been actively using Model Driven Development with UML (and its predecessors!) for more than 15 years and has worked for Rational for more than 10 years.


Steve’s Blog – Embedded but not

Insight into how customers are using Rational’s tools for embedded systems development.*


*Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Jog Raj

Enterprise Architecture Market Engineer - OSD Ecosystem

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With a wealth of experience approaching 15 years Jog Raj is has been actively engaged in the Enterprise Architecture field in a variety of roles and responsibilities; currently as the lead engineer for EA. Providing solutions, workflows, techniques, and toolset combinations for the practical application and usage of multiple products to support strategic planning using EA.


Views from the field – Rational Technical Professionals

The blog is dedicated to the thoughts and opinions of Rational Technical Professionals that are helping organisations with tools and processes to develop software in the field today. We provide a full “soup to nuts” experience of the software development lifecycle.

We are a passionate group of IBM Rational employees who work closely with many industries at helping them achieve development and deployment of software . Our contributors represent a wide range of IBM Rational solutions that cover, Demand Management, Requirements Management and Definition, Architecture and Design, Coding, Test Management and Automation, Software Configuration Management, Process Guidance (Agile, RUP, Waterfall etc), Security Management plus others.

The postings and opinions on this site are our own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies or opinions of IBM.*


Rational Enterprise Architecture CoP


*Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Anthony Kesterton

Technical Professional - Agile Development

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Anthony Kesterton is a Technical Professional in the Analysis/Design and Construction practice for IBM Rational in the United Kingdom. He has extensive experience in IT development including 19 years teaching, mentoring and using various IBM Rational tools, as an end-user and as an IBM Rational employee. He works with customers to improve their usage of development processes, requirements management, planning, version control and UML modeling. He is a regular participant on jazz.net. He is co-author of the IBM Redbook “Building SOA Solutions Using the Rational SDP”.


Views from the field – Rational Technical Professionals

The blog is dedicated to the thoughts and opinions of Rational Technical Professionals that are helping organisations with tools and processes to develop software in the field today. We provide a full “soup to nuts” experience of the software development lifecycle.

We are a passionate group of IBM Rational employees who work closely with many industries at helping them achieve development and deployment of software . Our contributors represent a wide range of IBM Rational solutions that cover, Demand Management, Requirements Management and Definition, Architecture and Design, Coding, Test Management and Automation, Software Configuration Management, Process Guidance (Agile, RUP, Waterfall etc), Security Management plus others.

The postings and opinions on this site are our own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies or opinions of IBM.*


*Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.