Migrating TestManager > Rational Quality Manager
Posted by Matt Archer on June 25, 2008
I attended a webcast last night on the new IBM Rational testing product (Rational Quality Manager, or RQM for short) and one of the questions on everyones lips was if you are an existing IBM Rational customer with existing IBM Rational testing tools, what is the upgrade or migration path.
To cut a long story short, Rational Quality Manager will be able to import test assets from Rational TestManager (TM) Rational ClearQuest TestManager (CQTM) and Rational Manual Tester (RMT). As I understand it, this will be an import tool, rather than a synchronisation tool, so once you’ve moved your test assets across, I imagine most people will then look at gradually retiring TM, CQTM or RTM and solely use RQM. There will of course be exceptions, like people who have heavily customised the CQ part of CQTM to do something unique.
This is one of the first things I plan to test on July the 7th when the Open Beta for RQM is released, but if the dev team have put as much effort into the migration tool as they have into the fancy new web 2.0 interface, then I’m sure it’ll be fine… famous last words 🙂
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