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Going over the final cuts of the presentations for Innovate 2010, the Rational Software user conference, and was really impressed with some of the strong Rational Quality Manager content this year.  While there are many RQM sessions, here are three of the top ones that really stood out:

QM-2058  – Rational Quality Manager State of the Union
Monday, June 7, 11.15-12.45
The RQM Product Manager, Brian Massey,  will be updating us on what’s coming for RQM

QM-1620 – In the trenches: Implementing Agile Testing practices using Rational Quality Manager
Tuesday, June 8, 3.00-4.00
Scrum Master Reedy Feggins examines RQM and Quality in an Agile context.

QM-2036 – How to Implement and Deploy Rational Quality Manager
Wednesday, June 9, 11.15-12.45
Tips and Tricks on deployment from one of our top field consultants,  Al Wagner.

…and that’s only the top 3.  There’s other great ones filled with tips and tricks and other valuable, actionable information to make your test teams more productive.  It’s great stuff!

Hope to see you there!

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For the unfamiliar, Jazz.net is IBM Rational’s foray in open commercial development.  In simple terms, we’re opening up the door to our back office.  On Jazz.net you now have visibility into the inner workings of the Rational Quality Manager and Rational Test Lab Manager development team.   How open is the door, here’s a sample of what’s now available according to project manager Brian Massey:

Take a close look into that post for a hint about what’s coming for HP – Mercury users.  We’ll blog about it shortly!

Rational Quality Manager on Jazz.net!

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Just a heads up that internally, the RQM development team has a couple releases planned for this year.  The first is a 1.01 release – which is a smaller release that will go out in the first quarter of the year.   There will be even tighter integration with Rational Team Concert, which will give us enhanced work item sharing, support for new databases and some new licensing options.

There are also some architectural changes which will enable integration with additional requirements tools, should any other tools want to plug into RQM.  

There’s a second release planned for later this year.  Planning is still underway on a final feature list – but the expectation is that there will be some news to share at the annual Rational Software Conference.  Hope to see you there.

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