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Five imperatives for effective Application Lifecycle Management

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Balancing Agility & Efficiency in the Software Supply Chain by Mike O’Rourke, Vice President, Offering Strategy and Delivery, IBM Rational Software

Enterprise Software Delivery: Balancing Agility and Efficiency in the Software Supply Chain. Increasingly, enterprises are presented with multiple options for developing and delivering systems and software to meet their organisational needs. CIOs are confronted with increasing business demands for new technologies such as cloud and mobile applications. At the same time different sourcing options like outsourcing, offshoring and packaged applications continue to grow and are combined with options which leverage opensource and emerging models such as crowdsourcing. A new pattern is beginning to emerge in the form of a Software Support Chain. Join Mike O'Rourke, Vice President of Offering Strategy and Delivery, share how IBM Rational software is working with clients to overcome the business, operational and delivery aspects of increasingly complex software and systems delivery.

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Application Virtualisation Breakthrough by Peter Cole, Director Quality Management, IBM Rational Software

Application virtualisation can produce dramatic results when driven by governance and process, including cycle time reduction, quality improvement, and cost reduction. When coupled with cloud, it allows organisations to rapidly create sandbox environments for development and test teams that maximize resource utilisation and remove availability constraints in the environment. It eliminates the need for laborious stub programming and allows organisations to perform more complex testing, like integration, system and even performance testing early in the software development lifecycle. The session covers an in depth customer case study and the new IBM Green Hat technology.

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Agile Evolution – From small teams to customer value driven pipelines by Melissa Ellul, A/G General Manager Retail IT, Telstra Consumer & Digital

Many organisations are utilising or experimenting with Agile to improve their Software Delivery capabilities. This lecture takes you on the journey where an Agile team started small but increasingly served a growing business community, giving rise to a prioritised delivery pipeline whereby only those improvements delivering highest customer value are released every few months . It highlights the changes that were required during this journey, the tool support that was implemented and provides an outlook into the future. This example can serve others who are interest in Agile as a guideline and the lessons learned shared will hopefully help avoid common pitfalls in this journey.

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NBN's enterprise strategic tool vision driving project success with outsource partners by Tony Christensen, IT Methods, Tools & Quality Assurance NBN, Chris Thorp, IBM Rational & Arthur Proestakis, IBM Global Business Services

NBNCo and system integrator IBM Global Business Services jointly selected IBM Rational's application lifecycle management (ALM) tooling platform to support their critical program of works. The tooling platform provides end-to-end support across: vertical tiers, the ALM lifecycle, geographical boundaries, five subdomains, five subcontractors and more than 500 people in support of the $36 billion telecommunications program. Attendees learn how the tools have been adopted, how this has changed the way people work, the lessons learned, and the benefits achieved.

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Mobile keynote Best practices for delivering mobile applications to market faster by Leigh Williamson, Distinguished Engineer, Mobile Strategy Leader, IBM Rational Software & Jeffrey S. Hammond, Principal Analyst serving Application Development and Delivery Professionals, Forrester

The demand for mobile applications and devices is explosive, and new paradigms are emerging rapidly in this fast-moving space. It is a tremendous opportunity for differentiation and even an imperative to act for companies to meet customer or employee expectations. Whether for a general enterprise in any industry or for a mobile software or hardware vendor, mobile computing has an impact that one ignores at their peril. This session discusses recent trends in mobile computing, and the challenges in delivering value via mobile computing especially around mobile application development. Attendees will learn IBM Rational's point of view and strategies for how to help customers resolve these challenges as well as provide an overview of the solutions.

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Enterprise Architecture in action at Simplot by Ciaran Loughlin, Architecture & Planning Manager, Simplot

Learn how Simplot invested in knowledge management and IBM Rational System Architect to reduce risks across ERP deployments and improve collaboration by standardising the language IT teams use (enterprise components, data and functions) and demonstrating relevant dependencies across the organisation. The team now has enhanced capability to assist the business strategise, execute and manage change.

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