IBM Rational Quality Manager Overview

IBM Rational Quality Manager is the #10 ranked solution in our list of top Load Testing Tools. It is most often compared to Micro Focus ALM Quality Center: IBM Rational Quality Manager vs Micro Focus ALM Quality Center

What is IBM Rational Quality Manager?
IBM Rational Quality Manager is a collaborative hub for business-driven software and systems quality across virtually any platform and type of testing. This software helps teams share information seamlessly, use automation to accelerate project schedules and report on metrics for informed release decisions. Rational Quality Manager helps quality assurance teams collaborate by sharing project information and status updates seamlessly so team members can synchronize teamwork throughout the lifecycle. It helps them automate by reducing labor-intensive activities to accelerate project schedules. In addition, it helps them govern by understanding and reporting on project metrics enabling accurate, reliable and timely release decisions.

IBM Rational Quality Manager is also known as Rational Quality Manager.

IBM Rational Quality Manager Buyer's Guide

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IBM Rational Quality Manager Customers
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reviewer887301
Development manager at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Apr 13, 2020
Has good integration with the other professional tools but usability needs improvement

What is our primary use case?

We use it to manage the testing. We have both manual and automated testing and we have many teams in DHL IT services that are designing some solutions. It's part of the whole life cycle. So they implement that and then test it. We adopt more and more Agile or DevOps practices, like Scrum or Kanban, and as a part of that, the work which is implemented is tested. Historically we did a lot more manual tasks but more and more we are automating the tests and using the automation. We trigger some test automation tools from Rational Quality Manager. For example, we use Selenium or Micro Focus Quick… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "Integration with the other professional tools is a very strong advantage, so that we can have a traceability between the requirements and defects in Rational Team Concert. That's the most important aspect."
  • "I think it's fine from a performance perspective but usability is something that needs improvement."

What other advice do I have?

Consider the introduction of the tool in terms of the proper education of the teams who will adapt it. I think any introduction of such a tool requires proper training. It's not so intuitive that people can trust it. If you just give it to people directly, without any training, then they can get it wrong. Make sure to invest in training Smooth integration with JIRA, but I think this is not realistic. The IBM suite is kind of independent and it's getting more niche because it's not such a big community of users. I would rate it a seven out of ten.
Hesham Fouad
Project Manager and test manager at Venturous Solutions
Real User
Top 5
Feb 22, 2020
Fast and reliable with good customization capabilities

Pros and Cons

  • "It's very reliable as a solution."
  • "Currently, the user interface needs to be more user-friendly."

What other advice do I have?

The main competitor of IBM's test management tool is Quality Center. I feel they may have a more user-friendly interface. However, IBM offers a very good management tool and it's integrated well with the different tracking and design testing solutions. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. From a reliability and scalability perspective, it's a good tool. It's well-structured. If they did some upgrades to the interface, it would be just about perfect and I'd rate it closer to nine or nine and a half.
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reviewer1159563
Senior Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Jun 23, 2020
Easy to set up, scales well, and the technical support is good

What is our primary use case?

We are a consultancy and we use this solution to create a testing plan, that includes test cases, for our clients. It is part of a larger suite of tools that includes Rational Functional Tester, which helps to automate the process.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the RFT because it allows us to automate manual test cases."
  • "Adding support for uploading a collection of test cases would be a helpful addition."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.