New IT Lifecycle Management resource (in case you missed it)
The keynote at the RSDC conf keynote this morning went well. I'm sure many other rationalconf2005 bloggers will cover various aspects of the comments from Mike Devlin, Danny Sabbah and others, as well as the impressive demo (about which industry analyst Amy Wohl already has commented). Many announcements from today's keynote are detailed at the Rational software site.
I want to make sure folks notice one particular highlight: During a brief review of IBM developer relations activities, ISV and Developer Relations GM Buell Duncan announced the new developerWorks IT Lifecycle Management resource page. The concept of lifecycle management and connecting businesses to development to build better software continues to get much attention here, with the idea that businesses (as well as software apps and the teams that build 'em) become more successful when companies can and do embrace business-driven software development. Check it out. (High-level managers may also want to see the Moving Beyond IT Optimization page.)