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GanttChart for ClearQuest is added to the IBM Global Solutions Directory

GanttChart for ClearQuest is added to the IBM Global Solutions Directory with the ID 41151. GanttChart for ClearQuest is a plug-in for IBM Rational ClearQuest 7.0, 7.1 or later version. This plug-in is of interest for everybody who uses IBM Rational ClearQuest and who lacks for project management functionality. The module does not substitute the existing project management tools. It just adds operational slices into IBM Rational. For most users, the functions provided by the plug-in are enough for planning and operation management.

“Recently our solution ProjectTracker has been added to the  IBM Global Solutions Directory and now the turn of  GanttChart for ClearQuest has come. This solution was developed as a result of an effort of both our specialists and our clients. The idea to create such solution has emerged as a result of close cooperation with our customers and deep understanding of their business problems. In most companies we have cooperated with the planning horizon for tasks and works is measured in months and quarters, but not years. Project managers have often to modify work schedule, update it, establish priorities, and set responsible persons. ClearQuest is a powerful tool that simplifies this process, but it has its limits. In ClearQuest, planning and representation of tasks is performed in flat view, but all managers are used to using the Gantt chart for planning. Unfortunately, the standard ClearQuest package does not provide users with such opportunity. GanttChart for ClearQuest allows managers to save a lot of time while preparing plans of work/tasks and exercising operational control over the project. In absolute terms, a manager spends about 12-16 minutes on rescheduling the average group of connected tasks without using GanttChart. Using GanttChart for ClearQuest, the same operation takes 10-15 seconds. So, using GanttChart for ClearQuest results in increasing the manager’s efficiency and manageability of the whole project. We are greatly pleased to have gained recognition of our contribution from IBM Corporation”, Alexander Novichkov , the general director of CM-Consult, sais.

“In absolute terms, without using GanttChart, usually manager spends 12-16 minutes for rescheduling an average group of connected tasks.
Using GanttChart for ClearQuest, the same operation takes 10-15 seconds,” says Alex Novcihkov, CEO, CM-Consult.

“CM-Consult’s GanttChart is a product that was wanted by many project managers using IBM Rational ClearQuest. It allows executing almost every PM’s task within IBM Rational ClearQuest in a new and agile way,” says Vasily Razuvaikin, Former Rational sales specialist, IBM (2005-2007).

“With GanttChart module my team achieved possibility to plan tasks for change requests resolving right after acceptance, in the same tool, without any intermediate steps. I recommend this tool as a rapid-planning extension to all teams, which use ClearQuest,” says Rustam Zaidullin, Lead analyst, SCM Specialist, TatNeft (Oil company).

“This is a usefull and successful solution allowing to simplify a life to ClearQuest users who got used to work with Gantt charts. Visualisation of hierarchy and relationships of change requests of different types allows to accelerate the analysis of a current tasks’ status and to make a decision faster,” says Dmitry Lapygine, Rational Technical Specialist, IBM EE/A, SWG Department.

“The major advantage of the GanttChart tool is the ability to graphically represent states of activities. When you have a large number of activities it is difficult to visually represent and estimate them using the grid view only. In such case, a chart is very useful. Another advantage is the possibility to modify dates of activities in graphic view (i.e. in a chart itself) that simplifies data updating in ClearQuest,” says Jesuino Jose de Freitas Neto, IT Executive Manager, Banco do Nordeste do Brazil, Federal Bank of Brazil.

GanttChart for ClearQuest allows project managers and executives:

    * To analyze the project progress in real-time mode.
    * To promptly modify the work schedule.
    * When service-oriented approach is used and every day a lot of requests require project manager’s attention, GanttChart allows managers to save time spent on rescheduling groups of requests (change requests and enhancement requests).
    * To efficiently allocate resources.
    * To promptly convert requests from one state into another.
    * To modify planned dates of groups of tasks and requests by dragging tasks and requests on a chart by the mouse.

 GanttChart for ClearQuest allows project participants:

    * To view their load relative to the whole pool of requests (tasks, defects, requests, etc.).
    * To comfortably work with the work schedule.

About CM-Consult

It was founded in 2004. The main business is consulting in project management area, implementation and support IBM Rational tools and technologies as well as methodic (RUP). Distribution, setup and customization, support of IBM Rational software and Microsoft tools.  
«CM-Consult» is in TOP-5 of the Russian consulting companies implementing IBM Rational.  
Our team conducted over 25 successful projects of  IBM Rational technologies implementation, we trained over 700 specialists.  
«CM-Consult»  is a business partner of  IBM for all these years and has a status Premier IBM Partner as well as Value Advantage Plus (V.A.P.).
The base of the team is the certified professionals and experts whose experience and deep knowledge are beyond doubts.  
The clients of «CM-Consult»  are the biggest international companies: HUK-COBURG (Germany), Banco do Nordeste (Brazil), United Aviation Group (Russia), Tatneft (Tatarstan oil, Russia), VTB bank (state external trade bank, Russia), Irkut avia plant (Russia), Russian Aluminum and many others.  

About “Rational-Tools project”

The project starts at 2008 for international promoting the solutions and services of CM-Consult which are worked through the real projects of the company. Rational-Tools is the set of the unique solutions and software which extends and complements the capabilities of IBM Rational tools and it has no analogues in the world. Some of these products are registered in IBM as Value Advantage Plus (V.A.P.) solutions (Project Tracker and UML2ClearQuest), that confirms their high quality and relevance for the broad spectrum of customers.

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