The Process Practice

Process engineering with the Eclipse Process Framework and Rational Method Composer

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Month: January, 2009

Join us live on March 2nd in Costa Mesa

28 January, 2009 (19:57) | Rational Method Composer | By: Peter

Our friends from Noblestar organized another public event in Costa Mesa, CA where we present overviews to all of Rational’s Jazz-based products and of course RMC. Rational’s CTO Martin Nally will be there as well as many product managers and top experts of the products presented. See the annoucement below and if you are in the area on March 2nd you can sign up for it here.

IBM Rational

proudly presents
Monday, March 2nd, 2009
The Jazz Ensemble
Live at Carnegie Hall

IBM FileNet Office
Carnegie Hall
3545 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1437

“The Jazz platform is a new technology initiative from Rational that allows the people, data and processes of software development to be integrated more tightly at the same time that software teams become more complex and distributed. Innovative and modern, the Jazz architecture is designed to integrate existing tools as well as enable new tools we could not implement before. Learn how the Jazz platform, the Jazz integration architecture and Jazz products can improve collaboration, transparency and automation of software development.” – Martin Nally, IBM Fellow, CTO, IBM Rational

Time Topic and Speaker
7:30 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Introductions
9:00 AM Keynote: Harmonizing the Past and Future of IBM Rational
Martin Nally, IBM Fellow, CTO, IBM Rational
10:00 AM Collaborative Development using Team Concert (RTC),
Carson Holmes, ALM Services Manager, Noblestar
11:00 AM Method Composer (RMC) and Process for the Jazz Platform
Peter Haumer, Solution Architect, IBM Rational
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Enterprise and Project Reporting with Rational Insight
Eric Larsen, Product Manager, Rational Insight, IBM Rational
2:00 PM Requirements Solicitation and Definition using Requirements Composer (RRC),
Dwayne Dreakford, Product Manager Rational Requirements Composer, IBM Rational
3:00 PM Build Management using Team Build and Buildforge,
Jeffery Montgomery, Senior Systems Engineer, IBM Rational
4:00 PM Quality Assurance using Quality Manager (RQM)
Martin Stenkilde, Senior IT Specialist, IBM Rational
5:00 PM Closing and Wrap-Up

Sponsored by IBM, Noblestar, Global Rational User Group Community.

RMC-RTC integration incubator available for 7.5

7 January, 2009 (15:35) | Rational Method Composer | By: Peter

The experimental incubator that allows you to generate process templates for Rational Team Concerts that I had announced here for RMC 7.2 and RTC 1.0 has now been updated to support Team Concert version 1.0.1 and Method Composer 7.5ifix1. Go here on to download the updated bits. I also updated the tutorial here on IBM’s DeveloperWorks that describes the integration. One important enhancement to this new version of the integration is the ability to provide as many default templates as you want now (see Advanced Usage sections in the tutorial for how to create and manage these).

Method Authoring Method released

7 January, 2009 (15:14) | Eclipse Process Framework, Rational Method Composer | By: Peter

The “Method Authoring Method” is a collection of practices, method content, and processes created with Rational Method Composer that describe how to develop all of these things with RMC. In other words and as a the name says it already: it provides methods for doing methods. This collection of practices covers topic areas that range from ways of eliciting and sketching methods, over how to use RMC to model processes, to a reference process model architecture for managing interchangeable sets of practices and process on a very large scale.

We now offer different packages and pre-published configurations of this content for different audiences:

  1. First of all there is an open source version of this content on the Eclipse Process Framework homepage that focuses on the scope of the open source practices of the Eclipse Process Framework.  Download it here and preview it here on EPF Wiki.
  2. Then there are two extended versions of this content focusing on the additional capabilities of Rational Method Composer and the way IBM’s commercial practices content is organized. They require an IBM Rational Method Composer license and can be downloaded from IBM’s DeveloperWorks here.