Innovate 2013: Notes from the Zone.... the Agile Transformation Zone...
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The Zone had an early morning skip level meeting.... more like skip three levels to kick off the day.... to start off a rockin' day.
It is with profound gratitude that the Zone wishes to thank Dennis Schultz of IBM Rational Unleash the Labs.
Dennis took time in his busy schedule to meet with one of the Zone's clients to walk through Rational Functional Tester. The session was highly educational for the client. It cleared up one of the architectural hurdles they face in implementing an improved Requirements->Test solution. And, ... the Zone learned a lot too....
Without pause, the Zone shifted gears to examine how the clients Benefits Plans... (the client is an insurance provider) could be treated as a requirement (singular) and a set of requirements. This is to allow for verification of the overall plan as well as the specific elements of the plan. Rational Requirements Composer (RRC) was the architecture component under consideration. In the end, the client liked the RRC Module (a structured set of requirements in RRC) approach. This will allow them to structure the plan within the module (Section 1, Section 1.1 ...) and trace to the Test Cases in Rational Quality Manager (RQM)
.... a mad dash down to the Innovate 2013 Solution Center....
1) Agile is alive and well in Kenya. Thank you to Roland for stopping by the Agile Transformation Zone and chatting with our very own Elizabeth Woodward.
2) Thank you to our business partner (SHUNRA) - Todd DeCapua stopped by. We had a very interesting conversation about the up and coming abilities with network and host virtualization an DevOps. Todd promised to visit the site and provide feedback. the Zone looks forward to that.
3) The Zone had two clients interested in the Advanced Burndown Chart in RTC. There is an very interesting story to follow. However, before putting the story into print, the Zone must for check if the IBM product announcement has been made.
Elsewhere on the ranch, .... Matt Holitza of "Agile for Dummies" fame was attending an Agile Framework session at Innovate 2013.
The Zone also spent some time with yet another client creating the CLM Lifecycle Project Area (LPA) architecture for an Agile and Waterfall shop. Note the the two CCM project areas in the center. The first is meant to be Agile, the second is meant to be Waterfall. The one below is a Cross-Project area management CCM (read RTC) to provide what amounts to Program level tracking across both Agile and Waterfall projects. Note that the Enterprise requirements management project area is reused and outside the LPA.
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