Welcome to the new age of CS&I OMEGAMON Beta programs! We have an exciting new program to offer you...
As part of our use of agile development, each beta driver that we make available with the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite beta will be a near GA-ready solution. This is quite different from the beta programs you have experienced in the past. You might recall that in the "old age" of beta programs, prior to agile development, you would get a beta driver of very early GA development code and quite often your time was spent helping debug issues with this early code. With agile, the code we release in our beta drivers should be as close to GA ready as possible. Along with our product's new feature code, you will receive beta draft publications and any configuration updates needed to support the new features. The OMEGAMON releases are broken up into sprints (short iterations). The OMEGAMON product release team is focused on specific features (stories) throughout each sprint, where the goal of a sprint is to deliver a vertical slice of the feature, from design through the regression test phase. Sprints are short iterations (for example, the OMEGAMON CICS team uses 3-week iterations), where the team is focused on the quality and end-to-end completion of each feature that we commit to complete during the sprint.
Our use of agile development and iterative delivery allow us to bring improved quality to our beta deliverables. We can now focus our efforts during beta on working with our customers to get timely input on the features delivered in a given beta driver, so that we have time to improve them, as well as provide additional value to meet our customer environment and business needs.
This new beta offering lets you sign up for the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite Beta Program rather than having to sign up for each OMEGAMON XE product beta. This means that with one beta license, you have access to all of the OMEGAMON products included in the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite Beta Program.
We offer 3 packages as part of our OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite Beta program:
OMEGAMON XE Family Target library installation package - All products in the OMEGAMON XE Family beta are included in the target library delivery, but using PARMGEN, you can choose which products you want to configure and deploy in your Beta runtime environment.
OMEGAMON XE Product SMPE installation package - All products in the OMEGAMON XE Family beta are available for download and installation using SMP/E, but you can choose which of the OMEGAMON products you want to download and install.
OMEGAMON XE "Live" Beta program - You do not install the package in your environment Instead you access our running OMEGAMON products from our hosted beta environment.
If you are interested in participating in the OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite Beta program or have any questions about the program, please contact Yvonne Scott-Matute (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Laura Rosensteel (email@example.com).