IBM Agile at JavaOne
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Agile and Java have kind of grown up together, Java is definitely the bigger brother, but Agile has been their all along to be the supportive sibling. It is becoming very apparent though, that Agile is making it's own mark, as younger siblings do. Where Java is still the hottest development language going, Agile is now the hottest development methodology and becoming hotter as trends like mobile and cloud become more prominent in organization's strategies. Agile is a little more versatile as well, you can use it not only for Java but for pretty much any language. We've seen customers use it to develop embedded systems and even for developing COBOL on the mainframe. That being said Java and Agile do work well together and make a great team.
This year at JavaOne, we want to take a step back and demonstrate how our Agile ALM, Rational Team Concert, can not only automate your agile practices and provide great benefits to teams and managers, like real-time project status and customizable dashboards, but also provides a powerful set of capabilities to help developers improve their individual agility. I think with all of the focus on teams (which is very important, don't get me wrong), we have lost site of how individual team members contribute to the agility of our organizations. We are sending two of our star developers from the Jazz engineering team to the show to talk with customers about how they use the tools on a day-to-day basis and how the tools make their lives easier. They'll talk about features like a fully outfitted Eclipse environment that allows developers to manage their work, update plan status and keep an eye on other tasks that might impact them. This all-in-one view allows them to remain focused on creating great software, without the distractions of random status updates or meetings and task switching between multiple tools, email and spreadsheets to get their work done. So if you happen to be at the show, stop by the booth and find out what other features Rational Team Concert has to offer.