Integrating Rational Quality Manager with Jazz?
Posted by Matt Archer on June 26, 2008
I’ve been asked this question a couple of times this week, so thought the topic was worth a post to clear up the confusion. IBM have put a lot of marketing cash into advertising “Jazz”, but interestingly if you were to phone up your local friendly IBM Rational Sales person and ask to buy “Jazz”, you couldn’t. Instead, you would be offered one of the new Jazz-based tools, one of which is IBM Rational Quality Manager.
So the answer is… there is no integration setup! Because Rational Quality Manager could not exist without Jazz and there would be no reason for Jazz (or to give it its full name, the Jazz Team Server) to exist unless tools like Rational Quality Manager were built upon it. If you want all the techy details about how Jazz works, you’re best looking on Jazz.net.
A lot of the Jazz-based tools are only just being released, like Rational Team Concert and Rational Requirements Composer, whilst others are still in the Rational Labs and may never see the light of day like Rational Financier, Rational Tempo, Rational Ensemble and Rational Governor. You can see some early screenshots here.