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IBM® Rational
ProjectConsole™:
Roadmaps to Resources and
Services
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This document contains roadmaps to resources and services. It is organized based on
two roles - the Rational ProjectConsole end-user and designer/administrator.
This roadmap was developed for attendees of the Rational ProjectConsole Hands-on
Workshop that was delivered at the Rational Software Developer User Conference 2004.
End-User Roadmap
End-users are those people who use ProjectConsole as a management tool for
measurement or as a tool for browsing project artifacts.
Resources and services include the following:
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ProjectConsole Hands-on Workshop (this workshop)
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Measurement Overview
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Article in the Rational Edge: Practical Measurement in the Rational
Unified Process <http://www106.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/content/RationalEdge/jan
03/PracticalMeasurementInRUP_TheRationalEdge_Jan2003.pdf>
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Article in the Rational Edge: Effective management through measurement
<http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/4786.html>
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Rational ProjectConsole Getting Started Guide You can also go to IBM
Rational’s support page <http://www306.ibm.com/software/rational/support/>, check the Learn box, and
search for ProjectConsole. This guide is also available with installed
product by logging into the ProjectConsole Web site and clicking on the
“Getting Started” link.
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Rational University ERPC <http://www306.ibm.com/services/learning/MainServlet.wss?pageType=course_description&
courseCode=RP201&country=us&language=en&webLanguage=en>
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Rational ProjectConsole Tutorial available with installed product.
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Section 0 – Setting Up for the Projectconsole Tutorial (usually performed
by the ProjectConsole administrator)
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Section 1 – Exploring Rational ProjectConsole
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Standards & Methodologies on Measurement Process
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McGarry, John, Card, David, Jones, Cheryl, Layman, Beth, Clark, Elizabeth, Dean,
Joseph, Hall, Fred, Practical Software Measurement: Object Information for
Decision Makers. Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley, 2002.
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ISO/IEC 15939:2002, “Software Engineering – Software Measurement Process.”
Geneva, Switzerland, 2002
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“Capability Maturity Model Integration, Version 1.1”, CMU/SEI-2002-TR-001,
CMU/SEI-2002-TR-002.
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Program Management References
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Royce, Walker E. Software Project Management: A Unified Framework.
Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1998.
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Cantor, Murray. Object-Oriented Project Management with UML. New
York, NT: John Wiley & Sons, 1998.
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Project Management Institute. A Guide to the Project Management Body
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of Knowledge: PMBOK Guide 2000 Edition. Newton Square, PA: PMI
Institute, 2000.
Roadmap for ProjectConsole End-User
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Designer/Administrator Roadmap
Designers and administrators are those people who will enable ProjectConsole, They will
define collections, define artifact reports, and administer ProjectConsole.
Resources and services for the designer/administrator role includes:
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ProjectConsole Hands-on Workshop
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Measurement Process
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Article in the Rational Edge: Practical Measurement in the Rational
Unified Process <http://www106.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/content/RationalEdge/jan
03/PracticalMeasurementInRUP_TheRationalEdge_Jan2003.pdf>
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Article in the Rational Edge: Effective management through measurement
<http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/4786.html>
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Rational ProjectConsole Getting Started Guide. This guide is available
with installed product. Launch the ProjectConsole Web site, log in, and
click on the “Gettting Started” link.
Rational Training Classes
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Rational University ERPC <http://www306.ibm.com/services/learning/MainServlet.wss?pageType=course_descri
ption&courseCode=RP201&country=us&language=en&webLanguage=en>
. This is currently the only publically available ProjectConsole class from
Rational University.
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Additional Classes not publically available (from Rational University), but
can be delivered as custom training. Contact your Rational
representative for more detail about purchasing custom training.
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IBM Rational ProjectConsole Technical Transfer – An extensive
deep-dive five day training class.
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IBM Rational ProjectConsole Advanced Class Topics – This one
day class covers using data transformations to clean data,
perform calculations, and derive additional measures. It also
covers advanced template building.
Tech Notes/White papers
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Database Sizing Estimation (available from developerWorks –
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks)
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IBM Rational Team Unifying Platform: IBM Rational ProjectConsole Sample
Measures. Available with at IBM Rational external site
<http://www3.software.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/rational/web/white
papers/2003/wp_pjcsamplemetrics.pdf>
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IBM Rational Team Unifying Platform: Using IBM Rational ProjectConsole
for Microsoft Project Reporting & Measurements. Available at the IBM
Rational external site
<http://www3.software.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/rational/web/white
papers/2003/wp_msprojectmetrics.pdf>
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SLOC Collection (available from developerWorks –
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks)
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Simple Guide to Text Collection using IBM Rational ProjectConsole
(available from developerWorks - http://www-
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Rational ProjectConsole Tutorial (available with installed product)
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Section 0: Setting Up for the ProjectConsole Tutorial
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Section 1 – Exploring Rational ProjectConsole - Web Reporting/Artifact
Browsing and Template Building
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Section 2 – Working with Web Reports in ProjectConsole
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Section 5 – Creating and Publishing Panels
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Section 12 – Building Tables in ProjectConsole Template Builder
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Section 13 – Creating a Report that Includes a Metric Display
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Section 14 – Creating a Report on XDE Artifacts
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Section 16 – Creating Reports Containing Cross-Product Data
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Collection Tutorials: Depending on which source tools your project uses:
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ClearQuest: Section 3 – Collecting ClearQuest Data
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Dev Tools: Section 4 – Collecting Text from Development Tools
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RequisitePro: Section 7 –Collecting RequisitePro Data
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Rose: Section 8 – Collecting Rose Design Artifacts
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MS Project: Section 9 – Collecting Microsoft Project Data
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TestManager: Section 10 – Collecting TestManager Data
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XDE: Section 11 – Collecting XDE Artifacts
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TestManager: Section 15 – Collecting and Reporting on
TestManager data Stored in Aggregate Measure Tables
Hooking ProjectConsole to a real project
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Section 6 – Creating Your Own ProjectConsole Web Site
Collection Tech Notes
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Collecting Requirements Churn (available from developerWorks –
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/4714.html)
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Simple Guide to Text Collection (available from developerWorks –
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks)
Advanced Topics
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IBM Rational ProjectConsole Technical Transfer – An extensive deepdive five day training class.
o
IBM Rational ProjectConsole Advanced Class Topics – This one day
class covers using data transformations to clean data, perform
calculations, and derive additional measures. It also covers advanced
template building.
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Rational ProjectConsole Tutorial Section 17 – Using Transformations to
Obtain Derived Data
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IBM Rational ProjectConsole VBScript Transformation Examples.
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ProjectConsole QuickStart/Packaged Service (available from your sales
rep)
Standards & Methodologies on Measurement Process
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ISO/IEC 15939:2002, “Software Engineering – Software Measurement
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Process.” Geneva, Switzerland, 2002
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McGarry, John, Card, David, Jones, Cheryl, Layman, Beth, Clark, Elizabeth,
Dean, Joseph, Hall, Fred, Practical Software Measurement: Object
Information for Decision Makers. Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley, 2002.
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“Capability Maturity Model Integration, Version 1.1”, CMU/SEI-2002-TR001, CMU/SEI-2002-TR-002.
Program Management References
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Royce, Walker E. Software Project Management: A Unified Framework.
Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1998.
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Cantor, Murray. Object-Oriented Project Management with UML. New
York, NT: John Wiley & Sons, 1998.
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Project Management Institute. A Guide to the Project Management Body
of Knowledge: PMBOK Guide 2000 Edition.Newton Square, PA: PMI
Institute, 2000.
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Roadmap for ProjectConsole Designer/Administrator
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