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™ 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 Vvalue--now, and for years to come.
Review By: Tilmann Bruckhaus 07/29/2007
Implementing IBM Rational ClearQuest provides a broad overview of the process, techniques, and issues involved in implementing ClearQuest for defect tracking and change management. The presentation is well organized, easy to follow and navigate, and fairly informal. The chapters are intuitively structured and supported throughout by screen shots and ample references to IBM's developerWorks Web site, tables, and diagrams.
The book is written for technical project managers and engineers who are implementing a defect-tracking solution. The presentation is brief enough to allow the reader rapidly to become familiar with the implementation of a defect-tracking solution. The discussion does not provide exhaustive detail on any one topic, and helpful references are provided for the reader who is interested in further information. Dozens of screen shots convey a good impression of the actual process of implementing and configuring ClearQuest but certainly do not cover as much detail as a user’s manual. Numerous tables and diagrams clearly convey a structured view of the key issues, data structures, and processes of defect tracking and implementing a defect-tracking solution.
QA professionals will find this book to be an excellent overview of the key concepts of implementing ClearQuest. It describes the benefits a defect-tracking system brings to quality assurance and communication among the people who deal with defects from the customer to the support professional, developer, and marketing professional. One strength of the book is the broad coverage of topics, which includes making a business case for implementing a defect tracking solution, analyzing the requirements for the system, and the workflow of defect resolution. Overall, Implementing IBM Rational ClearQuest is an excellent overview which provides information on all the key topics surrounding the implementation of IBM Rational ClearQuest.