Come see the IBM Champions at Innovate 2013
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IBM Champions are a big contributor at all major IBM events these days. From tweeting the keynote to presenting sessions to blogging their experiences, Champions share heavily their wealth of experience from their privileged point of view as customers, business partners and consultants with a definitive and particular knowledge of their field.
And we’re fortunate to have a number of them present at the Innovate conference this year.
If you can’t make it to the event, you may well find some footage that piques your interest on this here blog – subscribe now or remember to check back later. We’re expecting to have plenty of footage from the Roving Reporter program. If Twitter is your social platform of choice, just tune in to #IBMChamp to follow what’s going on or reach out to a Champion directly via this Twitter list.
If you are going to be at Innovate this year, catch an IBM Champion at one of the following sessions:
DR-2068 Unleashing the Power of the Global Rational User Community
Sun, Jun 2, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Swan 2
The Global Rational User Community (GRUC) independently represents over 25,000 IBM Rational solutions users, with over 90 regional groups spread across five continents. These groups provide an average of three meetings every week, some of which are delivered as virtual events to the whole community.Each meeting or presentation enables an open forum to promote the exchange of information and real world know-how between customers and with IBM Rational. They bring together bright minds and bright ideas on a regular basis, promoting an open and honest discussion and the chance to learn and share how to succeed with IBM Rational methods and tools.At this session learn what the GRUC can do for you and your organization's investment in IBM Rational solutions, to maximize your ROI and to benefit your software delivery capability.
SPS-2575 Corporate User Group Information / Q&A
Mon, Jun 3, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Mockingbird 2
The Global Rational User Community (GRUC) brings together over 100 Rational user groups with more than 15,000 members who share best practices, improve their Rational skills and learn about innovative new tool usage. But did you know the Community now hosts corporate user groups as well? Leverage the Community's robust social and sharing capabilities to get the most out of your Rational software investment through education, collaboration and rich, real world insight. Special features provided to corporate user groups make it easy to communicate with members and track content consumption essential for managing team skills acquisition. Complete privacy and administrative controls are built in, expertise and support are provided by IBM and all capabilities are delivered at no cost to Rational clients. Accelerate your Rational team's results the social way! Come to this session for details or visit rati
Carson Holmes (@carsonholmes), Software Development Experts
BDPLY-1874 Broadcast Music, Inc. - Release Automation Rockstars!
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Asia 1
Broadcast Music Inc transformed themselves from no agile process to a full agile approach within a few months across their multiple development teams including Portal, SOA and Integration, and targeting a range of development runtime platforms.As their development teams reached higher productivity, the next step was to help releases keep up with this increased development pace by automating the build and deploy process in Rational Team Concert.After this the needs of the Ops team were met by moving this automation into a more manageable and robust build engine - Rational Build Forge. Most recently the Ops team has also started automating the provision of new development runtime environments using the Rational Automation Framework.Come hear how the BMI teams have become release rockstars by incrementally rolling out the Rational automation tools to remove manual inefficiencies and increase quality.
Greg Hodgkinson (@greg_hodgkinson), Prolifics
SZ-1753 : Software Archaeology with Rational Developer for System z and Rational Asset Analyzer - Discovering What You've Forgotten, Knowing What You'll Inherit
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Australia 2
So you've just inherited several COBOL programs from a newly retired co-worker. These programs are huge, and you have only a slight idea what they do and what they touch. How do you go about discovering how they work? This is where IBM RDz and RAA can help you understand what your source does, what it affects, and what risks lie in changing those systems. Join the session to uncover your hidden treasure!
Christopher Sayles, Strongback Consulting
RTES-1555 Model-Based Testing of Complex Hybrid Aerospace Systems
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Oceanic 5
The development and quality assurance of complex, hybrid aerospace systems lead to new challenges. One of the most important enablers to assure the requested quality of embedded systems is the application of powerful V&V technologies accompanying the embedded systems development process. Such V&V technologies increase the degree of automation in the testing process, the probability to uncover more errors and the reuse of engineering artifacts throughout the different engineering phases. Model-based testing (MBT) techniques deal with the efficient and automated generation of test infrastructures and test cases (ATG) from different kinds of models. MBT promises higher quality and conformance to the respective functional safety and quality standards at reduced costs through increased coverage and increased automation of the testing process. This presentation provides feedback from applying model-based testing, including ATG in an industrial environment, in the aerospace domain.
Udo Brockmeyer, BTC Embedded Systems AG
RM-2212 DOORS Next Generation: First Impressions and Key Comparisons (to IBM Rational DOORS)
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Northern A3
Having managed IBM Rational DOORS for over 10 years and written too many lines of DXL to count, Alex offers his take on DOORS Next Generation including examples of DOORS best practices and how they translate into the DOORS Next Generation product. The focus is on DOORS Next Generation and includes both the user experience and the database manager. Request a meeting with this client speaker at Innovate through the Client Connections program. Email email@example.com now, availability is limited!
Alex Ivanov (@DOORSwizard), Raytheon
AGL-1797 Agile Everywhere: An Organisation-Wide Adoption
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Southern I
Agile is mainstream and is used to deliver simple web applications, enterprise multiplatform applications, and embedded systems. Organizations use agile because it reduces cost and risk, improves quality, and enhances customer satisfaction. IBM Rational agile solutions help organizations quickly and effectively adopt and scale a Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) approach by providing tooling and training for the teams. In this session, hear from IBM Rational Champions Julian and Carson about their experiences when transforming organizations to have agility @ scale to support large and distributed teams and effectively meet compliance mandates; integrated tooling to plan, build, and deliver agile projects; an open and flexible delivery platform supporting existing commercial and open source tools; and training, coaching, and mentoring solutions to support the change.Julian Holmes (@JulianHolmes), AgileMentors
Carson Holmes (@carsonholmes), Software Development Experts
LM-1542 Case Study: Brazilian Government. Integrating CLM and Open Source Tools Using OSLC
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Southern V
Aiming to enhance fiscal transparency and quality control of public spending, the Department of Finance - SEFAZ Pernambuco, the government organization responsible for the administration of the taxes that fall under the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, decided to implement Rational capabilities. We will share lessons learned and how these capabilities improved the SEFAZ-PE software development lifecycle, previously based on documents and spreadsheets with no traceability. Now we have increased control and visibility, especially the review and inspection of the artifacts process. The project's main challenge was the integration of Rational Requirements Composer and Rational Quality Manager to the issue manager (change management open source tool), thus making an integrated, optimized, and collaborative software development lifecycle. This was only possible through OSLC.
Gustavo Alves (@alvesqualiti), qualiti software processes
RTES-1697 Global Collaboration with Automotive Partners in RTC in the Cloud
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM Oceanic 5
The complexities of the automotive industry have driven development from a single organization to a collaborative development between multiple vendors. The traditional development pattern of a single development center with a centralized corporate data center providing local collaboration no longer meets the needs. Organizations are driven to both provide open access to tools while respecting the intellectual property concerns of their customers and their collaborators. This session discusses how the Panasonic team provides a common platform for users, internal and external, to perform project collaboration through CloudOne. Within Rational Team Concert, the access permissions are enforced via process supports, extensions and process templates delivered from the Sodius team to protect IP and provide efficiency enablement. From this platform, the Panasonic team manages workflow, external code delivery, issue management and the latest build/release support with their ecosystem.
John Penoyer, Panasonic Automotive Systems of America
AGL-1778 Lightning Talks I: Which Agile Framework will Work for You?
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Southern I
This back-to-back session will take a brief look at five different agile frameworks and where they are best suited. The frameworks discussed will be: Scrum, Kanban, DAD, SAFe, and Harmony. Following the lightning talks, join our speakers as they take questions from the audience.
Kim Werner, Blue Mercury Consulting
AGL-1349 Lightning Talks II: Which Agile Framework will Work for You?
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Southern I
Part two of our lightning talks will wrap up our coverage of the different agile frameworks and will end with a panel question and answer session.
Tom Weinberger, Icon Technology Consulting
RM-1952 Agile Requirements: Maintaining the Model Through Iterations
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Northern A3
Agility reduces the upfront requirements effort by focusing only on business need. But when the development team starts analyzing, functional requirements and business rules emerge. If you don't capture them, you are guaranteed to forget decisions the day after the iteration ends. A functionally organized, continually updated, requirements model informs many downstream efforts, including user acceptance testing, user training, bug verification, and even preparation of new user stories. Agile requirements manager, Mia McCroskey, will share best practices for agile requirements management: * Using the functional model to figure out when a feature was coded* Who captures requirements during an iteration* How much to write and when* How to maintain traceabilityMia will show how IBM Rational DOORS provides her teams with easy access to their requirements, including feature release history, related functionality, and, most importantly, a record of what they coded in last iteration.
Mia McCroskey (@miamc), Emerging Health, Montefiore Information Technology
PWR-1212 Making a HATS a Strategic Investment: Integration with Relational Systems and Web Services
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM Northern E1
Rational Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) is positioned as a turnkey solution to modernize legacy 5250 screens into dynamic web pages. By adding database support, it can take on new strategic roles, create opportunities to externalize data, and improve the user experience. We will cover methods of integration with back-end systems using Java Persistence Architecture and the JPA tools included with Rational Application Developer.
Linda Cole, IBM
AGL-1097 Transitioning to Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD)
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Southern I
The Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process decision framework extends existing mainstream agile methods to address the full lifecycle and provides guidance on other aspects of enterprise agile development not found in existing methods. Mark Lines, co-author of "Disciplined Agile Delivery: A Practitioner's Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise" walks through strategies for transitioning from waterfall, IBM Rational Unified Process, and Scrum to DAD. He also describes some potential adoption pitfalls and strategies to avoid them.
Mark Lines (@Mark_Lines), Scott Ambler + Associates
RTES-1653 Model-Based Software Development and Testing in DO-178B, DO-178C and DO-331 Projects
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Oceanic 5
Developing safety-related software requires implementing rigorous processes with a strong emphasis on risk analysis and safety requirements. Such process frameworks are described in standards like DO-178B, DO-178C and DO-331 for the aerospace domain. MBD and MBT tools are used to support the development and testing of safety-related software in the context of given processes. You have to cope with the challenge of ensuring that you use the tools safely. This presentation describes a reference workflow for model-based development and testing safety-related software. The reference workflow provides concrete guidance, in particular in relation to the objectives listed in the standards, for how to efficiently and successfully use the model-based tools IBM Rational Rhapsody and IBM Rational Rhapsody TestConductor Add-On.
Marc Lettrari, BTC Embedded Systems AG
SB-2070 Using Corporate Social Media for Agile Adoption Success
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Oceanic 6
Enabling any change to make practices more effective and improve results requires the members of an organization to readily adopt the change and feel empowered to support and influence that change.Around the world social media has helped support many changes in society, and the presence of tools like Twitter and Facebook have caused a social revolution in how people collaborate, share knowledge and influence social trends.Success with Agile methods is completely dependent upon the way in which people interact, collaborate and communicate effectively. In this presentation Julian will share his experiences using social media tools in the workplace to help define, build and support a change toward successful Agile adoption and delivery.Some of these tools will be familiar to those who use them outside the workplace, but this session will also discuss the kinds of tools that can be used exclusively inside an organization with the appropriate confidentiality and security.
Julian Holmes (@JulianHolmes), AgileMentors
AGL-1849 Configuring IBM Rational Team Concert for Agility @ Scale
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Southern I
Rational Team Concert is a powerful collaborative lifecycle management solution that provides planning, work item tracking, traceability, source control, continuous builds, and more. Much of this power comes from the tremendous flexibility and the open architecture of the Jazz platform. In this session on RTC, Carson Holmes will delve deep into process template configurations to show how Rational Team Concert can be configured to support a variety of project types. He will also review custom process templates for Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). With these templates Agile can be scaled from the project, to the program, and to the portfolio.
Carson Holmes (@carsonholmes), Software Development Experts
RM-2284 Enabling Requirements Engineering for Real-Time Critical Systems with Rational DOORS and INCHRON Tool-Suite
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Northern A3
Requirements engineering for timing and performance requirements of real-time critical embedded systems is the domain of specialized development tools like the INCHRON Tool-Suite. As a solution provider for the analysis and simulation of such systems, INCHRON enhanced its Tool-Suite by adding the connectivity to requirement management systems using OSLC RM. The integration as an OSLC RM consumer provides links to the requirements, such as in DOORS which are handled and refined in the Tool-Suite. It was initially implemented to support RM 1.0 and later updated for RM 2.0. Projects like the OSLC Eclipse Project Lyo show that it is advisable to adopt OSGi and Java technology for emerging standards such as OSLC. For this reason, the C++ based INCHRON Tool-Suite was equipped with a bridge to Java technology.
Uwe Brodtmann (@UBrodtmann), INCHRON GmbH
SZ-1393 The Caffeinated Mainframer: Java on System z with Rational Developer for System z
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Northern E2
z/OS offers support for many languages, and there is a growing interest for doing Java on the mainframe as companies realize the benefits in virtualization and consolidation of hardware assets. In this session, we will show you how to build Java applications that access mainframe assets, and that run on the mainframe in either batch mode or under Java EE Application Server, such as WebSphere Application Server.
Kenny Smith (@smithkenny), Strongback Consulting
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