Somewhere in the overlap between software development, process improvement and psychology

My first Jazz (Team Concert) Demo

So I just finished my first proper Jazz demo with my favourite customer. I demo’d Team Concert both in Eclipse based on my own process template based on EssUP from IJI and also in my trusty FireFox. We also went and looked at the project dashboard for the Jazz project itself hosted on 8)

The best thing about demoing or even just playing with Jazz is how easy it is to setup and play with. The guys in the Jazz development team have done a great job in making it accessible and consumable. You can literally just download the server and client, unzip, run the server through a batch file then start accessing the clients. From download to up and running took me about 3 minutes the first time I tried it. Compare this to wanting to play with something like RPM and the other Rational tools and you’d be banging your head against walls!

Team Concert is a great product – I just want to see the technology integrated into Microsoft Visual Studio. And of course to see what other Jazz tools are going to be announced at the RSDC in a few weeks time.

Here’s what’s happening around Rational Team Concert and Jazz at the RSDC

Check out my preview posts in this blog on what’s coming up a this years RSDC .

Here’s a screen shot of my very important risk list in my test project 🙂

Screenshot of my demo risk list in Jazz Team Concert

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#jazzdev twitter hashtag stats


8 responses

  1. How nice to see this blog post on the front page of 🙂

    May 27, 2008 at 3:42 pm

  2. Certainly is, my hit count’s gone through the roof! Makes the stats graph look decidely flat beforehand 😀

    May 27, 2008 at 4:24 pm

  3. Raj

    Check out the following work item that talks about Visual Studio .NET client for RTC…It’s in the works and a demo is planned for Rational User conference 2008.

    May 28, 2008 at 11:21 pm

  4. Thanks for the link Raj, this is great news and will really open up takeup of Jazz in large organisations that have multiple development technologies in use

    May 29, 2008 at 12:11 am

  5. Sourajit Basak

    We are currently setting up Jazz. Per my understanding, submitting any change set that automatically updates work items or bug status can only be achieved if Jazz’s inbuilt SCM and bug tracker is used. Currently we use Perforce as our SCM and would like to continue with it. Is there any way (say any adapters, plugins, etc) to use Perforce and still get this functionality ?

    May 29, 2008 at 12:29 pm

  6. Hi Sourajit, I recommend you register at because then you can post in the Jazz forums at You’ll get a much better answer there 🙂

    May 29, 2008 at 9:15 pm

  7. Sourajit Basak

    Done, thanks.

    Actually I posted here because Jazz’s Welcome page points to this one 🙂

    May 30, 2008 at 8:36 am

  8. Pingback: First Look: CLM 2011 RTC + RRC + RQM 3.0.1 review and screenshots « The Mac Daddy

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