About two years ago, we started the Learning Circles initiative to provide simple and structured educational material on some IBM Rational products. There are now 11 published Learning Circles that you can leverage for your own enablement, or for self-paced training in your organization. To align the material with latest product releases, the CLM and the RTC Learning Circles have been recently updated. They now include specific material on CLM 5.0 (and even 5.0.2 for RTC). Earlier this year, we also worked with Scaled Agile Inc. to update... [More]
Most often, a specific project will adopt agile to improve their ability to deliver high-quality code in a more collaborative way and often must adopt a combination of different agile practices. For the team, collecting metrics is important to help them learn and adapt their practices. Typically agile teams need metrics to answer questions like Are we on track to deliver what we committed to for the iteration? How much value have we delivered to business? How much value can the team deliver with remaining time? We need to plan for the next... [More]
Another story to share ... from members of the IBM Rational Services team in South America. I thought that this was another great DevOps adoption story worth sharing. I've taken the names out to protect the customer's privacy. What is this story about?? This story is about a customer who is one of the largest banks in South America. This bank provides many different services to its customers and needs to keep up with the fierce competitive landscape. As with most industries, the financial market is growing quickly... [More]
The Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Systems Engineering (SAFe LSE) is now public. SAFe LSE is an extension of SAFe , the market-leading framework for scaling lean and agile principles, that targets engineered products and systems. It's purpose is to provide values, principles, and practices to help build complex, software-intensive products and systems in a lean and agile manner. SAFe LSE public site - http://safe-lse.com/ Press release - ... [More]
Today, Agile practices are being adopted in virtually every industry to deliver softrware-driven innovation from mobile applications to safety-critical medical devices. Leveraging Agile provides organizations with a competitive edge, allowing these organizations to deliver working products faster and with higher quality. The IT Symposium is designed to appeal to both IT managers and their Agile team members, experts will cover the spectrum of the Agile journey, including tips for successful Agile adoption, techniques for... [More]
Scaling Agile practices in support of DevOps A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in the "Release and Deploy workshop" at the 2014 Innovate conference. During the day long hands-on workshop, we learned about several new UrbanCode Release (UCR) capabilities. While there were several interesting capabilities, UCR's abilities to "visualize" the deployment pipeline and to track the del ivery lifecycle for a particular set of "applications" being released together showed how effective it... [More]
OK, so you and the rest of your team members have decided you want to “try agile” on your next big project. Maybe you’re getting pressured by management to do something (anything) different to get things out the door quicker or to improve your project success rate, and they think agile is just the thing you (and they) need. Maybe some of your team members have used it on prior projects, in prior lives. Or maybe you’ve been reading about all the benefits others have been reaping and have decided you’re ready... [More]
In March 2014, we released the IBM Workload Automation as a service (WAaaS) offering, hosted on the public Softlayer cloud. One of the major characteristics of this offering is the automated delivery process that allows us to deploy the latest available product features, controlling a continuously testing and code promotion flow (QA -> Staging -> Production). In this blog I want to show you how using IBM UrbanCode Deploy we manage the environments dynamically provisioned in the SoftLayer cloud.... [More]
Do you want to lead a transformation in your organization to adopt enterprise DevOps? Get trained! Become certified in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe TM ) and prepare to lead effective change to realize the value of DevOps at an enterprise scale Time slot: Pre-conference, Saturday and Sunday May 31st and June 1st @ 9am - 5pm Speakers: Scaled Agile Inc, the authors and owners of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe TM ) Room: Swan Hotel, Lark 1-2 SAFe is rapidly gaining momentum as an industry-proven framework for applying lean and agile principles at... [More]
A few weeks ago I delivered a session on Scaling Agile Planning to Support Large Distributed Programs at the 2014 IBM Innovate conference. The session was well received so have posted a copy of the slides for anyone interested, c lick here . In this session, I discussed my lesson learned applying Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to solve some of the common scaling challenges at several large organizations where I consulted an an agile coach and scrummaster. Scaling Agile - Session Abstract Many... [More]
2015 brings a new event experience for Innovate attendees because we have combined three IBM conferences—Innovate, Pulse, and Impact—into one comprehensive software event: IBM InterConnect 2015. And we have a new time: February 22-26 2015. We have a new place: Las Vegas, Nevada. Because we have combined these events, there are even more networking opportunities, professional education, and technical certifications available to attendees. The topics will also range from ... [More]
In the Old Days, for the Agile ALM for Scrum process template, there was an RMC "Helper File" which contained RTC/SCUM Process Guidance for Workitems, Roles, Workflows, etc. https://jazz.net/agile-alm-scrum-practices/#practice.mgmt.scrum.base-ibm/guidances/practices/defect_wi_type_F1B47105.html Are there any plans to create a similar artifact for the SAF3 3.0 Program & Portfolio Templates? Thanks.
The challenge Our agile program and release planning tool Sellegi ACT has been developed for several years. It was a monolithic, eclipse-based, thick client with file based data storage. We knew that the features in our product are one of a kind; supporting enterprise agility in an extremely efficient way. But the UI on the thick client makes it less intuitive to understand and use. In June we decided to migrate the complete tool to a web-based, client / server application. A complete shift of architecture, platform, storage model, and what... [More]
I ran across this on Twitter this morning and thought it would be useful for anyone who are currently interested in adopting a DevOps approach with Cloud. Dan Berg ( @dancberg ) posted this easy to understand whiteboard video. If you don't see the embedded window below, click HERE to go directly to YouTube. I apologize in advance if you are unable to access YouTube.
When I was a kid, we would either chant or whistle when walking or driving by a graveyard. According to Wiktionary , the meaning is clear: "To enter a situation with little or no understanding of the possible consequences." Or otherwise stated, an incantation can protect you from something you ultimately can’t avoid. I.e. one day, we are all headed to the graveyard. I think about this saying a lot when talking to teams who say “we... [More]