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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 […]

Countdown to the next Rational Team Concert: Part I – Planning Enhancements

In preparation for our upcoming release of Rational Team Concert, this is the first in a series of blog posts that will dive into some of the more noteworthy features*: Enterprise administration and process tooling – Shared master project areas, CAC card auth support, LDAP wizard, and extra process extensions in SCM and Work Items […]

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