Agile Planning and Tracking with IBM CLM V6



This course teaches you the fundamental skills that are required to manage key scrum artifacts throughout agile projects with IBM Rational Team Concert.

The IBM Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) brings together requirements management, quality management, change and configuration management, project planning, and tracking on a common unified platform. CLM is a set of seamlessly integrated tools that work together as one: Rational Team Concert, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational DOORS Next Generation.

Through a combination of instructor-led lectures and hands-on lab exercises, the course explains how to use Rational Team Concert to support agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). You learn the major benefits of Rational Team Concert for agile with scrum.

Hands-on exercises give you experience working directly with IBM Rational Team Concert. You play various scrum roles to focus on activities that are helpful to agile teams. You explore the assets that are created to support the adoption of Rational Team Concert in an agile environment. The exercises focus on skills such as setting up an agile project, creating product backlog, and planning and conducting a sprint.


The course is designed for any member of a team that uses IBM Rational Team Concert for planning and tracking activities throughout agile projects. The course is beneficial to product owners, scrum masters, agile development teams, and agile practitioners who want to apply scrum concepts.


Before taking this course, you should have basic understanding of the scrum framework and IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management.

Learning Objectives

  • Create and configure an agile project (scrum)
  • Conduct agile planning and tracking activities by using Rational Team Concert
  • Create product backlogs
  • Plan releases
  • Plan sprints
  • Hold daily scrums
  • Monitor sprint progress
  • Conduct sprint reviews
  • Conduct sprint retrospectives

Course introduction
Overview of agile tracking and planning capabilities
Setting up an agile project
Exercise: Setting up an agile project
Creating a product backlog
Exercise: Creating a product backlog
Planning the release
Exercise: Planning a release
Planning a sprint
Exercise: Planning a sprint
Implementing stories
Exercise: Coding, testing, refactoring, and building the application
Daily scrum
Exercise: Daily scrum
Monitoring sprint progress
Exercise: Monitoring sprint progress
Conducting a sprint review
Exercise: Conducting a sprint review
Conducting a sprint retrospective
Exercise: Conducting a sprint retrospective
Course summary