ODC8060G - RTC Administration for SAFe Project Managers v6.0.5 (IBM Engineering Workflow Management)

Please note that as of version 6.0.6, the IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) has been renamed to IBM Engineering Workflow Management (EWM)

The RTC Administration for Agile Project Managers course is designed to provide students with the knowledge to configure Rational Team Concert project areas so that the core IBM practices for agile development and change and release management can be effectively adopted by the project team. Topics include planning projects, teams, and iterations to support agile projects; release and iteration planning; managing work items; and customizing Rational Team Concert queries and reports to provide project status and measure progress.

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Upon completion students will be able to:

  • Define how CLM is used
  • Understand project planning, with a focus on Agile methods
  • Configure a project timeline
  • Manage releases and iterations
  • Create and manage w


1. Introduction to CLM

A. Collaboration across the lifecycle

  • The Rational solution for CLM
  • CLM products, applications and capabilities
  • Lifecycle projects
  • Collaboration and work items
  • Project dashboards
  • Rich hovers and comments

B. Common planning

  • Real-time planning
  • Release and iteration planning

C. Lifecycle traceability

  • Traceability relationships
  • Linkages
  • Gaps and managing impact

D. Rational reporting

  • Flow of information
  • Report results

2. Introduction to RTC Source Control

A. Overview

  • Key elements
  • Change sets
  • Streams
  • Components
  • Task-based development
  • Refactoring
  • Parallel development
  • Tool and process integrations
  • Event notifications

B. Configuring source control

  • Creating a project area
  • Creating project components
  • Adding files to source control
  • Adding Eclipse project artifacts to source control
  • Adding MS Visual Studio artifacts to source control

C. Understanding change flow

  • Workspaces
  • Change flow
  • Flow targets and diagrams
  • Project hierarchy

D. Source control in the command-line interface

  • User interfaces
  • Source control CLI
  • Command syntax
  • Sample commands

3. The RTC Team Build Component

A. Overview

  • Key elements
  • Architecture
  • Build objects
  • Roles and actions

B. Setting up the build system

  • The build engine
  • Ant build toolkit
  • Build definitions
  • Build engine types
  • Best practices
  • C. Monitoring build results
  • Monitoring builds

4. Managing Reports

A. Reports overview

  • Team reports
  • Reports in the web client
  • Reports in the team artifacts view
  • Viewing a report
  • Report resources
  • Creating reports
  • Formatting reports
  • Publishing and importing reports
  • Editing report parameters

B. Configuring Dashboards

  • Dashboard overview
  • Adding pages and widgets
  • Configuring widgets
  • Configuring dashboard templates


Project managers


  • Understand basic software development principles
  • Understand basic Agile project planning principles



Course Benefits

  • Career growth
  • Broad Career opportunities
  • Worldwide recognition from leaders
  • Up-to Date technical skills
  • Popular Certification Badges
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