Allows developer teams to access resources and work across global boundaries
IBM has launched a new software that helps organisations collaborate efficiently throughout the entire software and systems development process at the INNOVATE 2011 conference.
The new software allows developer teams to access resources and work across global boundaries through an open, collaborative development environment.
IBM said that the new software helps organisations align their software investments with business process and operations across an entire organisation, creating stronger linkages between planning and execution.
The new software offerings are built on Jazz, an open software development platform of the company that supports sharing and interactions among software and systems design and development teams.
The software features allow developers to interact quickly, share data instantaneously from any source in the development process and connect teams and development communities in new ways.
The software Collaborative Design Management enables teams to integrate designs seamlessly with other development tasks and information, such as requirements, code, and quality management assets.
The Rational offering for Collaborative Lifecycle Management helps software development teams improve their productivity by offering an integrated application lifecycle management (ALM) offering.
The offering also brings together Rational Requirements Composer, Rational Team Concert and Rational Quality Manager in a unified development platform to encourage cross-functional collaboration, helping teams improve their time-to-delivery, quality, product value and predictability, the company said.
IBM said that the new integration between the company’s Connections social networking software for business and Rational Team Concert allow software developers to use social networking to find experts within an organisation and help collaborate with stakeholders on software development projects.
IBM rational general manager Kristof Kloeckner said a critical challenge facing businesses is how to innovate through fostering collaboration among teams and a complex array of partners and suppliers.
"A collaborative software development platform integrating the entire end-to-end software and systems lifecycle is needed for true innovation," Kloeckner said.
IBM is also announcing a new capability that helps SAP customers manage change, and improve quality of software applications across the enterprise.
IBM said that its Rational System Architect is helping organisations visualise, analyse and plan their SAP investments and align with business priorities to attain maximum business impact.