In this chapter we started with a short explanation of Agile principles and continued with a somewhat more detailed description of the Scrum method. We later explained how Scrum is realized in Rational Team Concert using the provided Scrum process template.
We continued with an explanation of how to create a ClearQuest schema to manage Agile projects and specifically Scrum projects. It is important to mention that the proposed solution can be modified and adapted to each company or project. The same principles can be applied to extend existing schemas. Some examples of metrics derived with ClearQuest charts are explained.
The ClearQuest schema described will be available to download from the IBM developerWorks site. The schema serves as a skeleton and does not pretend to be a complete solution. Use it as a basis for your schema; add fields and hooks to create rules and to automate operations.
In the last section we explained how organizations that use the built-in CQ-ALM schema can configure an ALM project to support Agile teams. We proposed several solutions that require only minimal modifications or no modifications to the schema.