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In its 5th year, the 321 Gang IBM Rational Webcast Series continues to address the challenging problems and offer solutions for organizations with software-centric and complex systems.

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2014-10-16 Requirements & Design using DOORS, Gears, and Rhapsody

View WebcastIn this webcast I will demonstrate how GM has taken the variation and allocation of requirements out of the DOORS environment and placed them into model based tools (Gears & Rhapsody). Connections are maintained between the tools, and data can be freely exchanged. Each tool can then be used for what it is best suited. Gears for modeling variation, DOORS for textual requirements, and Rhapsody for allocating and defining system design.

2014-08-21 Agile Requirements: Modeling Across Agile Iterations

View WebcastAgility reduces the upfront requirements effort by focusing only on business need, but when the development team starts analyzing, the functional requirements and business rules emerge. A functionally organized, continually updated, requirements model informs many downstream efforts, including user acceptance testing, user training, bug verification, and even backlog grooming. This webinar will share best practices for maintaining requirements without all of the tedious work.

2014-07-24 Staying Ahead of System Complexity

View WebcastLarge programs are routinely late and over budget. Commercial complex systems gain quality only via expensive testing. Stunning, newsworthy failures occur with disturbing frequency. How can these risks and issues be mitigated? It’s a tough problem but there is a solution that is better than merely managing complexity; one must actively reduce it to permit scaling. This includes elements like organization-follows-architecture, and iteration to tighten feedback loops. We’ll show you! Please join us.

2014-05-15 DOORS Next Generation: First Impressions & Key Comparisons to IBM Rational DOORS

View WebcastHaving managed requirements and their testing, and everything in between Alex Ivanov offers his take on the similarities, differences, and current limitations of both DOORS and DOORS Next Generation. Having hands on experience with DOORS NG for the past two years and classic DOORS for over 12 years gives Alex a unique look into what can be done with DOORS 9.x and how IBM is addressing some core limitations through a web based version of DOORS.

2014-04-24 Using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in the Continuous Engineering of Complex, Embedded Systems

View WebcastThis follow-on webcast is the second in a series discussing how apply the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to complex embedded systems development. SAFe is an extensible framework created through collaborations with organizations that have successfully scaled agile practices. SAFe continuously evolves based on experiences with its applications at a wide variety of organizations and programs.

2014-03-06 Using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in Complex, Embedded Systems Development

View WebcastThis webcast presents on overview of theSAFe framework and how it can be applied to large, complex systems. Dean Leffingwell, a leading scaled agile methodologist and author as well as SAFe’s creator, presents the framework and shows how it helps organizations and programs scale agile beyond the team level Next, we will briefly discuss how SAFe can be extended to support additional needs in complex systems including formal requirements management, emergent systems design and …

2014-01-30 Automating Quality Management: Connecting Design and Test

View WebcastEmbedded control software is growing exponentially in cyber physical systems. Testing methods also need to evolve to meet quality and schedule goals for these more complex systems. Learn how the IBM and National Instruments solution provides comprehensive lifecycle traceability from requirements to test, automates management of test results to avoid manual, error prone steps, and optimizes usage of test resources with automated test scheduling and execution.

2013-10-31 Model Based Testing of Safety Related Software and its Application to Industry Process Frameworks and Guidelines

View WebcastDevelopment of safety-related software requires implementing rigorous processes with a strong emphasis on risk analysis and safety requirements. Model Based tools can be used to support the cost-effective and efficient development and testing of safety-related software in the context of such standards, including DO-178C (Aerospace), ISO 26262 (Automotive), IEC 61508 (Process Control), IEC 62304 (Medical), EN 50128 (Rail), IEC 60880 (Nuclear Power).

2013-10-17 Rational Quality Manager: Connecting to the Command Line

View WebcastRational Quality Manager (RQM) provides a comprehensive solution for Planning, Tracking, Managing, Executing, and Reporting on your Quality/Testing efforts. RQM Integrates with Rational Requirements Composer (RRC) and Rational DOORs to connect Test Cases to specific product requirements. RQM also integrates with a wide range of test automation tools such as Rational Functional Tester. This enables you to execute tests with all kinds of tools, and collect test results in a central location. RQM also provides a Command Line Adapter capability that extends integration capability to tools that are driven from the command line.

2013-09-12 Tips and Tricks: Getting Started with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Rhapsody

View WebcastComplexity and cycle times are overwhelming traditional, document-centric methods for defining and collaborating around system specification. Many organizations are adopting modeling to address these deficiencies and are often unaware of important, up-front decisions. This talk presents several tips, tricks, and lessons learned helping organization adopt modeling practices using Rhapsody. It discusses several topics including modeling goals, modeling organization, traceability strategies, artifact generation, and various workflows around model collaboration (modeling team, reviews, version control options, etc.

2013-08-22 Reporting on the Jazz CLM including Development Intelligence (RRDI) and Document Generation (RPE)

View WebcastThis discussion will focus on “reporting” in a development environment with an integrated suite of tools. The term “report” could mean a printed document, a graphical chart, a dashboard, etc. Of particular importance are traceability reports where information that is linked across tools and domains is displayed in the required formats for your business in order to meet your stakeholders’ demands. We will discuss how the Rational solution can meet all of your reporting requirements, including various techniques for traceability reporting that are key deliverables in highly regulated industries.

2013-07-25 Applying Agile Principles in Complex Systems Development

View WebcastComplex systems historically follow a traditional, Big Design Up Front process to manage requirements, design, and schedule. Many organizations are looking to agile methods to better accommodate uncertainty and change. Blending traditional and agile approaches is an emerging challenge as large, complex systems begin adopting agile practices. This presentation first contrasts traditional and agile development, discussing their relative strengths and weaknesses. It then shows how to add agility to large, complex systems in the areas of requirements management, architecture, planning and scheduling work, and team organization. Participants will also see how to avoid pitfalls for complex systems that can arise when applying agile “by the book”.

2013-04-25 DOORS Module of Metrics (MoM) Approach

View WebcastManagers are always interested in asking questions like this one about the project DOORS requirements management database: ”How many of these kinds of requirements do we have now?” Options for providing an answer include creating custom views or developing DXL scripts in DOORS.

2013-02-28 The Value of Modeling in Complex System Development

View WebcastAs systems become more complex, engineers face significant challenges understanding, validating, communicating and evolving system requirements and design decisions. This talk shows how applying modeling to the system development lifecycle can help resolve many challenges and effectively drive the entire systems lifecycle development from requirements to design to implementation to validation. The benefits demonstrated include more effective communication of system behavior, earlier validation of system behavior (prior to hardware and code being available), tracing between system requirements, design elements and tests, and finally, effectively managing the system’s evolving requirements and design.

2012-10-25 Advanced Rational Team Concert: Work Items Management Using the OSLC API

View WebcastIn this webinar we will discuss and show how to use the OSLC API to manipulate RTC work items from any machine. We will demonstrate how to create new work items, find existing work items, and move work items through their process. The concepts learned here can be applied to creating custom tool integrations, or custom command line interfaces to Rational Team Concert work items.

2012-10-11 What’s New in IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) v4.0

View WebcastView WebcastIBM Rational recently released version 4.0 of Rational Team Concert (4.0). RTC 4.0 offers many important enhancements for both large and small organizations, complex systems as well as agile project. This new version provides something for everyone. Some of the new 4.0 features discussed in the presentation include:

2012-06-28 The IBM Rational Journey of Agile Transformation

View WebcastMany large organizations want to adopt agile development methodologies as a means of delivering software to customers and internal stakeholders more quickly and efficiently in “bite-sized” increments. However, large projects can pose significant challenges to agility. IBM Software Group, with almost 30,000 engineers in 84 locations, started its agile transformation in 2006.

2012-05-17 Using Team Concert in Large, Complex Software Develoment

View WebcastThis talk presents many tips and lessons learned using RTC in large, complex system deployments. The practices focus on configuration management, planning, team collaboration (notifications, dashboards), and project area managements (teams, process, timelines, categories). We also discuss challenges encountered moving to RTC and ways to address them.