Dave Johnson on open web technologies, social software and software development
From my point-of-view, this was the big news from Innovate 2010: integration, linking and process automation across the software lifecycle from requirements, dev, build and test -- based on open interfaces defined by OSLC:
Dave Thomson: Why is this important? The activities involving requirements, development, build and test are not process silos. Integrating these disciplines through process automation, links between artifacts, and reporting across these links improves the productivity of teams while also improving the quality of the deliverables from those teams.
To focus this effort, were bringing Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and a new requirements management product tentatively named Rational DOORS Requirements Professional more closely together and calling this set of products the Rational Workbench for Collaborative Lifecycle Management.Whats a workbench? A Workbench is a term we use to describe a combination of products, services, and best practices that are designed to work well together to solve a particular problem.