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#256 Adopting agile methods for safety-critical systems development
Agile methods can bring benefits of discipline and efficiency to software development, and agile can be—and is—applied to the development of safety critical systems. In this podcast, Bruce Douglass answers a selection of questions from practitioners and managers engaged in safety-critical development on the topic of agile adoption.
#255 The power of service virtualization to reduce the costly application footprint
Every agency is under pressure to reduce costs while at the same time increasing the amount of development. Join us to learn how service virtualization can "bend the cost curve" with more agility and less risk. The power of virtualization has moved from the data center floor to mission delivery with new service virtualization reduce the cost of developing and sustaining the complex, integrated systems that are critical for agency programs and operations. Madeline Bayliss and Tamara Kulesa, speakers.
#254 Governing outsourced development for Government Agencies
For years, Governments have been trying to reap the benefits of Service-Oriented Architectures to improve their business agility. Whether agency information and processes are currently deployed on legacy systems, requires new modern development, or relies on the integration of open data, the core principles and capabilities for collaborative development can help drive successful SOA programs resulting in improved citizen outcomes and reduced costs.
#253 IBM Point of View: Measuring Software Quality - Why Your Metrics Don't Make the Grade
Software quality and customer satisfaction are measured by companies more than any other form of measurement. However is the data being captured and analyzed providing an accurate reflection of reality with respect to quality and customer satisfaction? Join Al Wagner as he reflects on the recent IBM sponsored webcast where Capers Jones presented today’s more practical measures and metrics allowing companies to be more predictable with quality.
#252 Get smart with mainframe development
Many developers are mislead or unfamiliar with the latest mainframe development tools. Luckily, there are no-cost instructor-led Distance Learning classes that have been helping developers get up-to-speed to tackle mainframe COBOL, PL/I, Assembler, Java development and more. In this podcast Jon Sayles and Stephen Henderson will discuss the overall structure, course content and how you can signup for the upcoming sessions at no cost.
#251 Applying Requirements to the Life Cycle Development
They have demonstrated time and time again to improve the development time, quality and overall cost of a project. Projects that lack requirements quickly fall into many of the typical traps of common project failure. Listen to the podcast in where Bernard Coyne talks about how requirements improve the complete development life cycle along with the best practices of managing requirements effectively.
#250 How to Get the Right Engineering Data at Your Fingertips, Faster
Do bad things happen when you don't find the right data or get a complete answer? When building reports or documents, does it simply take too much effort and time to pull all the data together and get it in a common format? And when an engineering change is proposed is it difficult to assemble information about all of the potentially impacted subsystems and the artifacts that define them? Listen to this podcast to hear Andy Gurd and Amit Fisher discuss these challenges and describe a solution that uses a Linked Data approach to provide searching, reporting and analysis capabilities across multiple, distributed engineering data sources.
#249 Introducing Rational's Intelligent Transportation Systems Capabilities
Public sector stakeholders in the planning, design, and development of modern infrastructure need help supporting compliance to standards, ensuring traceability across the ecosystem, and governing outsourced projects from scope development to operation and deployment. Join this podcast to learn the newest solutions offered by IBM Rational.
#248 Mobile Ops - Why Should You Care?
But connecting to a range of enterprise systems -- including native applications, back office systems, as well as third party services -- can greatly slow the pace of development.
#247 The Future of Requirements in Agile Product Development
But how do you handle requirements in this brave new world of user stories, backlogs, iterations and burndown? In this podcast Keith Collyer discusses how requirements management and traceability must evolve as vital aspects of agile systems engineering and software development processes.
#246 The Software Edge: How Effective Software Development Drives Competitive Advantage
A new IBV software development study supports this, with IT and business leaders identifying five top technology trends critical to competitiveness. However, the same survey reveals that most organizations are not prepared to take advantage of these trends. While management recognizes that software is crucial to capitalizing on technology for competitiveness, they are not successfully executing. Learn how organizations that leverage effective software development can help close the execution gap and gain competitive advantage.
#245 Better Decision Support for Medical Devices Product Management
They need to make the right decisions to define the right features and functions to build into their medical devices for reaching the right market at the right time. In this podcast we will discuss how IBM Rational Focal Point software provides a full audit trail to help ensure regulatory compliance and capture enhancement requests, product ideas, market needs and technical needs for product development.
#244 Introducing the Rational Solution for Electronic Design
The new Rational Solution for Electronics Design focuses on support for the system level design of electronic devices using Rhapsody; electronic design management, including configuration management of hardware and software design assets using ClearCase; and workflow using Rational Team Concert. The solution can help you streamline and automate workflow, thus allowing you to be more productive and reduce your overall development costs.
#243 Bringing Mobile to Your Power Systems Applications
For most, this means pushing out more sophisticated applications, and in order to do this they often must extend to their backend Power System. We'll talk to "Why" you might want to extend (access to databases, etc.) And then cover "What unique application development and delivery challenges this creates?"