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Improvement to the CLM Maintenance Model

As part of our continuous improvement efforts,  the Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) team is excited to announce the following changes in our CLM Maintenance Model that will include more fixes in our most current streams. Based on client feedback, this will provide a better upgrade experience for current releases that are not an Extended Maintenance […]

Herding cats with customized work items

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Newbie Blogger Hello jazz.net community!  I’m excited to join the blogging world and share my experience and expertise as a project manager from within the depths of the Rational brand development organization.  I’ve been in Rational for quite a while now and the Lotus brand before that.  You may know me from when I was […]

Our journey toward adoption of SAFe

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This is the fifth installment in our blog series describing the transformation of our internal ALM development organization toward a Continuous Delivery model. The previous post was Planning & Execution from Prototype to Practice. In this series, we describe the motivations behind adoption of a Continuous Delivery model and the many challenges we faced as we […]

Heatmaps for Defect Analysis

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We test a lot.  The primary reason for this is because we have so much to test.  As you can imagine, a product as large as our Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution – with many millions of lines of code – requires a gargantuan test effort moving from release to release while maintaining the level […]

DevOps Culture – Enabling continuous improvement with IBM’s DevOps Maturity Model and Rational Team Concert

In my last post about retrospectives I discussed the way we have been tracking pain points and associated improvement actions to address those pain points. In this post I want to discuss how we’ve taken this even further by using Rational Team Concert to help track our continuous improvement and how we’re using IBM’s DevOps Maturity Model. […]

Planning & Execution from Prototype to Practice

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This is the fourth installment in our blog series describing the transformation of our internal ALM development organization toward a Continuous Delivery model. The previous post was From ‘use what we sell’ to ‘practice what we preach.’ In this series, we describe the motivations behind adoption of a Continuous Delivery model and the many challenges we […]

From ‘use what we sell’ to ‘practice what we preach’

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This is part three in our blog series describing the transformation of our internal ALM development organization toward a Continuous Delivery model. The previous post in this series was How does Rational ‘do Continuous Delivery?’ In this series, we describe the motivations behind adoption of a Continuous Delivery model and the many challenges we faced as […]

How does Rational ‘do Continuous Delivery?’

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This is part two in our blog series describing the transformation of our internal ALM development organization toward a Continuous Delivery model. The previous post was Walking the talk – Our journey to Continuous Delivery. In this series, we describe the motivations behind adoption of a Continuous Delivery model and the many challenges we faced as […]

Walking the talk – Our journey to Continuous Delivery

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Introduction This is the first in a series of blogs describing the transformation of our internal ALM development organization toward a Continuous Delivery model. In this series, we describe the motivations behind adoption of a Continuous Delivery model and the many challenges we faced as we embarked on this transformation from both the planning and […]

WebSphere test practices, part 1 of 3: Challenges

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At the beginning of my career at IBM I was privileged to be a part of the WebSphere Performance Team between 2000 and 2004.  The Performance Engineering team challenged and changed how I viewed ‘Test’.   There were no testers or even tests in that organization .. there were engineers initiating experiments, generating repeatable metrics and […]

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