Delivery Analytics at Innovate 2013
As described in this post, one of the best ways to improve predictability and achieve scalable agility is to adopt an appropriate governance model. Development analytics help quantify planning, decision-making, and meas
Also at Innovate, three breakout sessions in the Team Directions Stream will explore this area in further detail:
PDEV-1549 : Predictive Analytics for Software and Systems
Analytics have three levels of maturity: 1) Descriptive: provides an objective view of the current status of the project 2) Predictive: provides probabilistic view of the future outcomes of the process 3) Prescriptive: provides for optimizing the process outcome. A good example of predictive analytics is the recent success of the fivethirtyeight.com blog in predicting the election outcome. Applying similar techniques, Rational is exploring applying predictive analytics to the process of software systems. In particular, Rational is developing a solution that takes advantage of expert opinion and project execution data to provide the likelihood of an agile project meeting its desired outcome. This session outlines the solution, describes at a high level how it works, and explains what sort of data the solution uses. You will also hear scenarios on how you could use predictive analytics to better steer an agile project to success and to enhance collaboration with the stakeholders.
IMG-1895 : Will We Ship on Time? Predictive Analytics for Managing Successful Programs in a Complex World
Delivering successful projects and programs is becoming more challenging as projects increasingly involve many teams from different countries and organizations. Predictive analytics provide critical insight throughout the entire software and systems delivery lifecycle to allow program managers to:
This presentation illustrates how current and future analytics enable organizations operating in challenging environments -- including multiple suppliers -- to perform predictive program management to maximize their chances of reaping the benefits they desire.
PDD-1286 : Accessing your Corporate Memory
Organizations have many sources of information, from stakeholder wishes, through detailed development and build information, to financial data. Modern, highly regulated, project management, project and financial control demands real-time information from all areas and all disciplines. You can achieve a great deal with business analytics, giving you the status and visibility when things are going wrong so that you can correct them. However, this is a just-in-time view of our world, and we would like to be smarter than that. As organizations, we are not very consistent about washup meetings or lessons learned, but Rational products have a lot of this corporate memory built in; for example, Jazz keeps track of statistical, historical and trend information. This session covers how to access that information in a consolidated way to give your organization the ability to learn from its own history, and therefore make better decisions in the here and now.