IBM Rational ALM Room for Improvement

Lyubomir Gotsev
Consultant
There are a few ways to potentially improve the product although it performs as expected. Reporting can be easier to do and customize, but it is adequate. Product support could be better for new users by providing more beginner-type tutorials. While the product itself is not so complex, step-by-step instructions that help new users understand the basics will make the product easier to adopt. When we started to use the product it was a little bit of mess because we were not used to using it and implemented it poorly in some ways that would have been easy to avoid. Using the product efficiently will be better if there are step-by-step and interactive guides. It would be nice if there were some more possibilities for storing either custom or standard information like stack information, memory cards type and capacity, or other details about products that can be visualized easily in case they may need to be upgraded to solve performance issues. It was a product we decided to use for educational purposes and to provide some guidance to complete projects on time. View full review »
Nitin Kaushik
Quality Assurance at Varroc Lighting System
Support for working with traditional methodologies must be extended if IBM wants to expand horizon in the System engineering domain. You cannot really work in the traditional way of development. In the automotive industry here we tend to follow the Agile methodology. The designer manager is uncivil. The design manager is clearly really unstable. In the next release, I would like to see traditional methodologies working within the tool and a traditional planning book in the toolbar. View full review »
Abdulrazzaq Huneidi
Applications Developer Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The reporting functionality needs to be improved. They have developed a reporting model but it is not available out-of-the-box. It is especially important when we are talking about Kanban and KPIs. We have some metrics related to lead time and throughput, but we cannot produce them out-of-the-box. There are two features called the Program Board and Quick Learning that need administrator access to use. This is risky and it is not good practice to have more than one administrator on the tool, so the problem is that we can't give this level of access to normal users and it is an obstacle in the way of using these features. View full review »
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Technology Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The stability of this solution can be improved. View full review »
Tarek Gaber
Software Product Manager at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Of course, it would be related to customer experience. The solution is not user-friendly at all. It needs an expert to use it, although the reporting feature was okay. I'm fine with the tool. From my point of view, it's all about usability. It should be simplified and it should be more user-friendly. View full review »
Mpho Morake
Senior Developer at SBV
The cataloguing needs some improvement. It needs to be a bit more in-depth. It's an application that is supposed to do more governance around the application lifecycle. The features should be more intuitive. If I'm looking for something, its location should be easy to locate. View full review »
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