You can see from the press releases that IBM has announced its new Jazz technology:
- InfoWorld: IBM Rational offers Jazz-enabled project collaboration tools
- ARN: IBM Rational offers Jazz-enabled project collaboration tools
On Thursday the 11th I attended a briefing on this technology. At Autodesk Labs, we follow an Agile methodology. We're all about quickly developing prototypes that we can place on Labs for your feedback. Ideas whose time has not yet come are quickly killed. Those that garner positive feedback continue on. Many eventually graduate into our products and services.
The Jazz technology allows development organizations to integrate disparate systems. We use a combination of Microsoft Project (milestone scheduling), Confluence Wiki (technical info), Perforce (source code control), Jira (task management), and Clarify (defect tracking) in our rapid prototyping development. The problems that Jazz is intended to resolve really exist; however, many organizations like us have developed our own practices to integrate our systems. The process we already have in place is music to our ears. It will be interesting to see if companies continue with their home grown solutions or adopt this new technology?
Many of the readers of this blog are Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) members? Are you jazzed about this IBM announcement? Please share your experiences at [email protected].