IBM Rational Software Sales and Support
Originally called Rational Machines, the IBM Rational environment enables modern software engineering using explicit modular architecture and cycles of iterative development. IBM acquired the company in 2003 and it uses a Rational Unified Process (RUP) framework to deliver software development efficiencies.
The three principles of the RUP framework are:
- An adaptable process that guides software development teams.
- Automation of tools and applications used in the process.
- Services and support that increase adoption of the process and tools.
IBM Rational has a full range of products that help teams and individuals deliver software systems and assets using practical, extensible, and reliable components. The tools are flexible and developed to provide instant increases in productivity, security, and stability.
IBM Rational Software Development Solutions
Using IBM Rational, companies and development teams can:
- Increase cycles of code changes and deliveries with lifecycle traceability from gathering requirements through to the final deployment.
- Improve software reliability and ensure functionality and performance for development and production environments.
- Reduce risk and increase ROI using proven code on IBM I System Z and other distributed platforms.
- Comply with regulatory and corporate governance policies as well as ensure website security.
- Deliver on digital business transformation initiatives that improve system development outcomes.
- Manage the total architecture of the software systems developed, modelled, and delivered using IBM Rational.
- Evolve with requirements and capture all changes during the development process.
- Establish complete lifecycle management and governance for development, test, and release processes.
The IBM Rational Suite of products together provides a complete SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle Solution) for teams. From the business analyst to the release manager, IBM Rational improves how teams define requirements, develop solutions, test features, configure infrastructure and deploy systems.
Meet the IBM Rational Family
The IBM Rational Suite of products is a family of tools integrated for each step in the software development process. The solutions include collaboration, project management, configuration management, testing automation, and team infrastructure capabilities.
For version control and software configuration management, IBM ClearCase is an SCM solution that runs on Linux, Windows, or Solaris Operating Systems. IBM ClearCase supports two version control models, including Unified Change Management (UCM) and base ClearCase that organizations can configure according to the company’s needs.
For enterprise workflow automation, IBM ClearQuest is configurable according to any business process. Originally developed for bug tracking, the IBM ClearQuest schemas are predefined but remain customizable. Schemas are workflow definitions that carry state, action, data structure and hook information associated with objects.
IBM Dynamic Object Orientated Requirements System (IBM DOORS) helps teams record, analyze, trace, and manage software requirements easily. IBM DOORS allows teams to collaborate across functional units, in order to ensure the solutions developed and changes to requirements meet the latest organizational goals.
To improve code integrity, IBM Rational Quality Manager (IBM RQM) assists teams to establish and plan testing requirements, communicate between units, and to develop and manage test artifacts. The IBM RQM solution integrates with Quality Management, Requirements Management, and Change and Configuration Management applications.
The IBM Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence (IBM RRDI) solution provides both document generation and development intelligence capabilities. IBM RDDI manages documents as artifacts, while charts and dashboards improve development decision making within organizations and development teams.
Built on a scalable, extensible platform, IBM Rational Team Concert (IBM RTC) improves collaboration and information flow between different functional units in the development process. When integrated with the Change and Configuration Management tool, teams are able to plan iterations, define processes, conduct change management tasks, and track defects. The IBM RTC solution also enables source control management, build automation, as well as project and process reporting.
ReleaseTEAM as your IBM Rational Implementation Partner
The IBM Rational family of tools has served some of the largest software development teams across the globe. As one of the oldest agile development solutions, the maturity of the products are unequaled and scales easily from small teams to large, multinational organizations.
With ReleaseTEAM as your IBM Rational partner, you’ll have access to consultants with more than twenty years of industry experience. ReleaseTEAM provides software sales and support, Application Lifecycle (ALC) consulting, DevOps team and staff augmentation, as well as training and mentorships for software solutions.
If you need support on an IBM Rational product not listed here, please contact us to see if we can help.