In their recent webcast , IBMers Chad Holliday and Steve Barbieri both discussed and provided a demonstration on how “cloud blueprints” can be used to develop infrastructure and application layers across different cloud environments. The use case is fairly typical: Traditional enterprises are looking to hybrid cloud to deal with “multi-speed IT” issues – these are your legacy applications (systems of record) working with your front-end, systems of engagement (typically in the cloud). And ‘cloud... [More]
An light-hearted article on "What Three-Year Olds Can Teach Us About Software Development" from Scott Ambler. Click here to read the DeveloperWorks article. About Scott Ambler Scott Ambler is a Senior Consulting Partner with Scott W. Ambler + Associates , a boutique consulting firm specializing in helping organizations to successfully adopt disciplined agile strategies. He is based in Toronto and focuses on disciplined agile training and process-related advisement. Scott lives and works in the Toronto area... [More]
In my struggles and learnings as a social business practitioner I occasionally deliver social media workshops to share my experiences and knowledge with others (well, at least have delivered two of those to date). So according to Jakob Nielsen , a user experience guru, the 90-9-1 rule prevails. The rule says that in most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action. The 1% can have a great impact on the 90% (for example, the hotels that... [More]
And, so it is with sadness that the Zone departs Disney ... ahem... Innovate 2013 But, with Tropical Storm Andrea moving in.... (The Zone apologizes to Walt....) Hiiiiii Hoooo!!!!! Hiiiiii Hoooo!!!!! Hi-Ho... Hi-Ho.... It's off to TSA we go.... With the world famous Darrel Rader Sr Mgr, WW Capability and Community Development at IBM Rational http ://w ww.l inke din. com/ in/d arre lrad e r http s:// twit ter. com/ darr el_r ade r http s:// www. face book .com /dar rel. rade r ... and then to home. M Kevin... [More]
6/10/2014 by Myriam Sanie Looking for directio Did you know that, according to Fortune Magazine , $125.9 billion a year is spent on corporate training? Did you know that according to brain science, not all forms of learning are equal? Did you know that one of the greatest challenges in Agile is scaling to the enterprise level? Read on… (you may be surprised) devEssentials ™ : From Dream to Reality I have had the privilege of working for over a year with Blue Agility, a company specializing in large-scale... [More]
The Rational user experience team is looking for participants who play any role in an agile team for a 45-60 minute interview. No experience with Rational products is required. Serious inquiries only, please. We will present an honorarium to selected interviewees. If interested, please email Corrie Kwan (chykwan -at- ca.ibm.com) with your name and contact information.
Innovate 2012will be very special this year! Register here ! Let's face it, IBM Developers don't get out of the office toooften. But when we do, we're lots of fun and thrilled to meet ourcustomers and learn what we can do to help them become more innovative,and improve their experience with our products. We will have tons of stuff to help make your Agile deployments rock and your competitors roll. Below are the 11 Reasons Why Innovateis a must attend event for Developers Make new connections with gaggles of developers – Network and... [More]
This event, running in the Product and Systems Engineering Community until 7 th December, is focused on how Agile practices can be adapted from software development and applied to the broader scope of product and systems engineering. This domain presents complex challenges for collaboration and integration between electrical and electronic, mechanical and software engineering disciplines to create products as varied as planes, automobiles, medical devices and consumer technologies. Key discussion themes include: Are Agile practices applicable... [More]
Agile Product Owner Enablement - Live, Virtual Training Course Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Agile Product Owner Enablement This special training course is a one-day, live, virtual event. The course is designed for product managers, business team members, and others who are involved in the planning and execution of Agile projects. Course Overview Agile software development employs certain principles and practices that enable development teams to quickly build and deploy high quality software products. An example of one Agile practice is to establish... [More]
If you missed Steve Farley, VP NationWide or Sal Vella, IBM VP Product Development, discussing improving the customer experience for web and mobile applications at Innovate 2013, this is your chance to catch up with this condensed five-minute video of their key highlights. For more information on Monitor & Optimize solutions, please visit the IBM DevOps website.
Note: Community members, I'll be adding Rational's Agile training courses so members can find the training they need. I'd encourage you to share any public training you'll be doing whether it's formal or informal. To do so just post the the community blog and add the tags ( ibmagile training course ), if your course will be web based add the tag ( web ) and finally if your course is free add the tag ( free ). Your courses will show up on an RSS feed I'm building for the Events and Training area in the zone (now in Beta). Course... [More]
Ascendant Technology recently worked with a valued customer, Market Force Information, to help them implement Disciplined Agile practices on a business-critical software project. See the case study at: http://na.atech.com/case-studies/market-force “The Customer Intelligence Platform is transformational for our business. We have a lot invested in making this software successful. Ascendant definitely played a role in helping us create a high performance development team and great software. The discipline and... [More]
Please take a look at this great talk I'm watching live at IBM Impact. Grady Booch and friends are talking about history of development and the new reality of developing software. The key takeaways for me was the pressure and level of complexity developers are facing in the current era of computing. I remember testing applications for 3 browsers and 2 operating systems built with three or so programming languages. Today developers need to be fluent in 4,5,6 even as many as 10 different languages. I cannot imagine testing today's apps in the... [More]
I'd like to welcome everyone to our new Agile Transformation Zone community. I say community ... right now, while there is some great initial content .. the community part is just getting started. It's like we've just built a brand new house and the family hasn't moved in. As we all know, just like a house is not a home, this community space is only a space. It's the people that make a community work. My experience with building communities over the last several years indicates that you need 2 types of members (actually, you can break... [More]
GettingStarted with Agile in the Enterprise If a team tries to adopt an Agile development approach unilaterally within the enterprise, you may make things somewhat better, but you will not realize the full benefits or potential and the team may end up very frustrated and dissatisfied with the outcome. It is also likely that your agile adoption will not " stick" as people will return to their old behaviors over time. Therefore, moving to agile must be a combination of a " top-down" and "... [More]