IBM (R) Rational (R) ClearQuest (R) gives organizations unprecedented control over software development, helping them fix defects, make enhancements, manage issues, update documentation, and deliver better products, faster. Now there's an easy-to-use ClearQuest deployment guide for every team member--in development, product management, field operations, support, and beyond.
Implementing IBM Rational ClearQuest brings together all you need to integrate ClearQuest into an overarching change-management system that works. Drawing on decades of experience, the authors present a detailed, easyto-use roadmap for each step of ClearQuest deployment, from evaluating business cases through planning, design, and implementation. You will find the industry's clearest, most useful explanations of ClearQuest technology here, along with real-world examples, best practices, diagrams, and actionable steps. This book will help you
Thoroughly understand the strategic and tactical challenges of change management
Implement ClearQuest effectively, whether you're in a small team or a global enterprise
Model your existing system: actors, use cases, activity diagrams, workflow, and reporting
Define classes, states, transitions, deployment diagrams, and system-level design
Install, configure, and use the Eclipse (TM) ClearQuest plugin
Use multisite synchronization, mastership, and conflict resolution
Efficiently handle testing, migration, administration, backup, and training
Regardless of your role or previous experience, this book will help you shape and execute your ClearQuest rollout to drive maximum business value--now, and for years to come.
Christian D. Buckley writes regularly about IBM Rational technology. He has helped develop offerings in industries ranging from software and finance to energy, working with clients including IBM, HP, Visa, and SBC.
Darren W. Pulsipher has a rich background in development, IT services, and business operations. He consults widely with Fortune 500 companies on development best practices, and holds 12 patents. At Cadence, he introduced tools and processes that reduced build/test system cycles by 60%.
Kendall Scott is a UML trainer and consultant. With more than sixteen years of experience as a technical writer, he is skilled in converting complex, technical material into understandable and easy-to-use manuals.