There is a very active Jazz user community of members of several companies in Europe that are heavily using the Jazz products such as Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager and Doors Next Generation.
The community members try to meet to share their experience with using, administrating and running the Jazz tools in their environments. It became clear that the different companies and community members face similar challenges and that it would be beneficial if they could share tools they created to make running such an environment easier.
Some of the tools have already been shared on other sites. I have linked the ones I am aware of to the Interesting links page in the ‘Extensions Provided by the Community’ section. These are the ones I am aware of (and the code for some of them is already available in the community repository):
- JAM – Jazz Workallocation Manager A lightweight Web client to manage the Workallocation of users or team within Jazz/RTC
- Timebox Planning View – A new widget for RTC to allow iteration planning of work items in a “Tetris-Like” way
- New RTC Timebox Planning Widget with SAFe Support
- The Work Item Command Line is now available in the community as well
I am looking forward to see more community created tools soon. Visit the community to find out what they have to offer. The code for their tools can be found here.
Last but not least, a special thanks to Dani for getting this awesome user groups started and for the members of said community for their spirit, engagement and willingness to contribute and help each other. You know whom I address here!