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CM-Consult's GanttChart for IBM Rational ClearQuest is added to the IBM Global Solutions Directory

The efficient Project Management by means of GanttChart for IBM Rational ClearQuest. GanttChart for IBM Rational ClearQuest is added to the IBM Global Solutions Directory.

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA, March 05, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- CM-Consult (Rational-Tools project) products intended to provide business continuity are added to the international solutions catalogue IBM Global Solutions Directory. IBM Corporation adds to this directory the most significant solutions that are based on IBM technologies and have been successfully implemented for a number of customers.

GanttChart for ClearQuest is added to the IBM Global Solutions Directory with the ID 41151. GanttChart for ClearQuest is a plug-in for IBM Rational ClearQuest 7.0, 7.1 or later version. This plug-in is of interest for everybody who uses IBM Rational ClearQuest and who lacks for project management functionality. The module does not substitute the existing project management tools. It just adds operational slices into IBM Rational. For most users, the functions provided by the plug-in are enough for planning and operation management.

"In absolute terms, without using GanttChart, usually manager spends 12-16 minutes for rescheduling an average group of connected tasks. Using GanttChart for ClearQuest, the same operation takes 10-15 seconds," says Alex Novcihkov, CEO, CM-Consult.

"CM-Consult's GanttChart is a product that was wanted by many project managers using IBM Rational ClearQuest. It allows executing almost every PM's task within IBM Rational ClearQuest in a new and agile way," says Vasily Razuvaikin, Former Rational sales specialist, IBM (2005-2007).

"With GanttChart module my team achieved possibility to plan tasks for change requests resolving right after acceptance, in the same tool, without any intermediate steps. I recommend this tool as a rapid-planning extension to all teams, which use ClearQuest," says Rustam Zaidullin, Lead analyst, SCM Specialist, TatNeft (Oil company).

"This is a usefull and successful solution allowing to simplify a life to ClearQuest users who got used to work with Gantt charts. Visualisation of hierarchy and relationships of change requests of different types allows to accelerate the analysis of a current tasks' status and to make a decision faster," says Dmitry Lapygine, Rational Technical Specialist, IBM EE/A, SWG Department.

"The major advantage of the GanttChart tool is the ability to graphically represent states of activities. When you have a large number of activities it is difficult to visually represent and estimate them using the grid view only. In such case, a chart is very useful. Another advantage is the possibility to modify dates of activities in graphic view (i.e. in a chart itself) that simplifies data updating in ClearQuest," says Jesuino Jose de Freitas Neto, IT Executive Manager, Banco do Nordeste do Brazil, Federal Bank of Brazil.

Benefits for project managers and administrators:
* Analyzing the project status in real time scale.
* Agile correcting the project plan.
* Saving project manager's time for the replanning of request groups (change requests and extension requests). Especially within service oriented approach when a great number of requests every day require a special attention.
* Effectively distributing the resources.
* Transferring requests from one state to another on-the-fly.
* Shifting the groups of tasks and requests (change planned dates) in drag-and-drop mode.

Benefits for project members:
* To see their own workload on the whole pool of requests at once (tasks, defects, requests etc).
* To work with task plan comfortable and as usual.

Free, fully-functional and unrestricted edition available for download. People who download this free edition are entitled to 15 days of free technical support as well.

About CM-Consult:
It was founded in 2004. The main business is consulting in project management area, implementation and support IBM Rational tools and technologies as well as methodic (RUP). Distribution, setup and customization, support of IBM Rational software and Microsoft tools.

- CM-Consult» is in TOP-5 of the Russian consulting companies implementing IBM Rational.
Our team conducted over 25 successful projects of IBM Rational technologies implementation, we trained over 700 specialists.
- CM-Consult» is a business partner of IBM for all these years and has a status Premier IBM Partner as well as Value Advantage Plus (V.A.P.).

The base of the team is the certified professionals and experts whose experience and deep knowledge are beyond doubts.
The clients of «CM-Consult» are the biggest international companies: HUK-COBURG (Germany), Banco do Nordeste (Brazil), United Aviation Group (Russia), Tatneft (Tatarstan oil, Russia), VTB bank (state external trade bank, Russia), Irkut avia plant (Russia), Russian Aluminum and many others.

About "Rational-Tools project":
The project starts at 2008 for international promoting the solutions and services of CM-Consult which are worked through the real projects of the company. Rational-Tools is the set of the unique solutions and software which extends and complements the capabilities of IBM Rational tools and it has no analogues in the world. Some of these products are registered in IBM as Value Advantage Plus (V.A.P.) solutions (Project Tracker and UML2ClearQuest), that confirms their high quality and relevance for the broad spectrum of customers. is a worldwide project started in 2008 to promote to the world market the unique solutions for software development based on IBM Rational tools andrepeatedly certified by the one of the leading IBM Rational business partners in Russia CM-Consult Ltd.

CM-Consult was founded in 2004. It's primary business activities have been project management consulting, supporting and implementing IBM Rational methodology and supporting IBM Rational and Microsoft software. Its employees have had experience with more than 25 successful projects with implementing IBM Rational and Microsoft and over 600 specialists have been trained in Russia and the ex-USSR.

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