IBM® Rational® Change™, a Web-based, integrated, enterprise change management solution for request tracking and reporting, can help you increase quality by reducing the risk of unwanted or unauthorized changes being implemented. It can increase accountability through comprehensive change tracking and change control. It also helps unify software development, IT and other teams for effective decision making.

Rational Change assists your organization in streamlining and centralizing its ALM processes by managing changes to development, system and IT artifacts through a central change server. Geographically remote users use their Web browser to request changes or defects, to submit tasks, and to transition changes to new states. Once the change request or task is edited or moved to a new state, it is automatically synchronized in real-time to the correct remote databases, which helps eliminate errors and ensure that the correct work is performed in the right environment.

The central change management repository architecture offers change request management and problem tracking across distributed databases. Furthermore, it helps enforce formal traceability between the change requests and engineering tasks that drive your production environment.

Rational Change provides enterprise-wide change control through:

  • Lifecycle change management
  • Change management reporting
  • Change management for distributed teams
  • Best practices guidance
  • Integrated change and configuration management
  • Enterprise change process