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IBM Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence (RRDI) Solution

IBM Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence (RRDI) helps software development teams generate documents and create deliverable artifacts. As part of the IBM Rational family of solutions, IBM RRDI enables concurrent task execution and supports agile development methodologies. For complete process oversight and status accounting, IBM RRDI generates report documents as artifacts for any design item in development.

IBM RRDI Provides Point-in-Time Information

By correlating information from a wide variety of sources, IBM RRDI improves the process of documenting and recording data for every step in an organization’s software development lifecycle. IBM RRDI produces detailed text-based reports according to predefined templates. Documents provide status information, test results, change management and approvals, and bug tracking for each design artifact created.

IBM RRDI Documents provide:

  • Teams with the ability to communicate the status of any design artifact.
  • The ability to monitor the progress of task execution throughout the development cycles.
  • Diagnose any problems early and establish corrective actions quickly.

IBM RRDI report documents are typically text-based while supporting graphics and other types of content. Typical software development documents may include requirements specifications, feature change requests, test specifications, lifecycle report, and design item audit reports.

Centralized Information Management with IBM RRDI

Providing teams with a central location for all documentation and project reference information, IBM RRDI improves oversight, task execution, software compliance, and process intervention. Documents drive the stages during the lifecycle, establishing entry and exit criteria for each stage of the development process. This provides better communication and collaboration between different functional units within the organization.

IBM RRDI Document Types include:

  • Requirement, Design, and Test Specifications.
  • Compliance Reports.
  • Test Coverage Report and Test Cases associated with any design item or requirement.
  • Lifecycle Reports for complete traceability.

Make Better Decisions with IBM RRDI

The Development Intelligence features in IBM RRDI helps development teams make better decisions faster. Dashboards and charts of the real-time information related to every design item or artifact enable complete transparency and the ability to intervene early in case of a process deficiency. By having access to the latest development related data, management can ensure teams are working productively while meeting all the necessary requirements. As the software lifecycle is continuously speeding up, ensuring a one-time-through development process remains critical for team success.

The types of Development Intelligence Reports include:

  • Drill up, drill down, and drill through for understanding the relationships between data objects.
  • Dashboards configured according to task processing and lifecycle information.
  • Crosstabs and pivots, as well as data warehouses to establish trends.

IBM RRDI Ensures Process Insight and Organizational Performance Monitoring

IBM RRDI assists the organization’s line management, developers, testers, analysts, and customers to plan, track, validate, and record each design element in the software development process. With detailed insight comes better oversight and teams have complete traceable proof of compliance for every task performed during the project.

The IBM RRDI solution reduces the time it takes to generate documents, ensures all information is available for every step of the process and tracks all document change history. As documents mature, the project’s progress reports deliver confidence to customers and stakeholders alike.

Rational Reporting and Development Intelligence Components

In order to improve the information management processes during the development cycle, IBM RRDI uses three main components.

These components are:

  • Data Collection Component that sources data from your Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) tools.
  • Jazz Reporting Service that consolidates data from the sources and provides standard templates including widgets for dashboards.
  • Rational Report Server that acts as a CLM data warehouse as well as providing for report customization and administration.

For document generation, the Rational Publishing Engine uses a REST API to source product information from the live IBM Rational applications (and third-party tools).

ReleaseTEAM as your IBM RRDI Expert

IBM Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence ensures every member involved in the software development cycle has access to the latest project information from a single place. This ensures that data flow is complete and consistent during each phase of the project. With ReleaseTEAM as your IBM RRDI implementation partner, your teams will produce better code, release more frequently, and comply with requirements completely.

ReleaseTEAM has over twenty years of industry experience in delivering agile software solutions to customers. With services that include staff mentoring and augmentation, product training, software sales, and support, ReleaseTEAM’s experts have all the advice you’ll need regarding the IBM Rational family of products.

Contact us on (866) 887-0489 or info@releaseteam.com today to speak to an expert about your next DevOps project.

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