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ICONIX ANNOUNCES NEW RATIONAL DEVELOPER NETWORK REFERENCE PROJECT
ICONIX Collaborates with Rational to Develop New Rational Rose
Add-in while Simultaneously Documenting Development Process for
Publication on Rational Developer Network
Santa Monica, CA, June 11, 2001 -- ICONIX Software Engineering,
an industry leader in object technology and software engineering,
has announced a joint project with Rational Software to conduct
one of the first Reference Projects for the Rational Developer
Network, a developer portal that delivers targeted content to
Rational Suite customers. The end result of this project will
be a Rational Rose Add-in that automatically creates Rational
TestManager requirements and test cases from use cases modeled
in Rational Rose.
"This Reference Project will enable us to demonstrate the
use of Rational Suite, including a light-weight development case
of the Rational Unified Process, on a real-world application and
in a highly visible manner," said Jeff Kantor, ICONIX COO.
"Being published as a Reference Project means that the entire
project history, artifacts, and products are posted on Rational
Developer Network for Rational Suite customers to use."
"The process being employed on this project is a streamlined
version of the Rational Unified Process, which includes all the
activities of technical, management, and test process sufficient
for the most complex and mission critical applications, including
major enterprise systems," said Mr. Kantor. "Since the
target application of this project is much simpler than that,
a significant tailoring is being applied to come up with a light-weight
variant of the Rational Unified Process, using a core subset of
fundamentally important UML diagrams. This variant, designed to
get the user from use cases to code and tests quickly and efficiently,
is based on ICONIX's experience with our own process. This is
being documented as a tailoring of the Rational Unified Process
requirements, Analysis and Design, and Test Workflows in the first
of the experience articles to be published by the Reference Project."
The project complements the new ICONIX course, "Use
Case Driven Testing with UML." Both the project and the
course tailor the test planning and design activities of the Test
Workflow in a way that leverages the requirements and design artifacts
most effectively for test purposes. The prototype version of the
Rational Rose Add-in that will result from this project enables
the test workers to apply this process.
"We're very pleased to have ICONIX Software collaborating
with Rational and contributing to Rational Developer Network content,
as they have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the use of
UML and Rational tools," said Paul Kopacki, Rational Developer
Network Content Product Manager. "This Reference Project
will be a useful learning tool for any software developer, and
the Rational Rose Add-in ultimately resulting from this project
should be valuable to Rational Suite users involved in QA and
The project is the next step in a long-term relationship between
the companies that dates to the early 1990s when ICONIX released
the first of a series of CDs about the ICONIX Process (a UML-based
process for software engineering) featuring object oriented models
created with Rational Rose and an evaluation copy of the tool.
ICONIX Software Engineering, Inc. has been a leader in the object
technology and software engineering industry for over 15 years.
Established in 1984, the company has evolved from it's roots as
a CASE tool developer into a leading training and consulting firm.
ICONIX offers on-site training in all aspects of Object-Oriented
Analysis, Design, and Testing, specializing in UML-based JumpStart
Training. ICONIX also offers live training and state-of-the-art
multimedia tutorials in CORBA and COM. More information on ICONIX
can be found at our website: http://www.iconixsw.com
For more information contact:
ICONIX Software Engineering, Inc.
847 566 7483 fax