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#294 Systems engineering of connected cars into the internet of things
Equipping all objects in the world with minuscule identifying devices or machine-readable identifiers could be transformative of daily life. According to ABI Research more than 30 billion devices will be wirelessly connected to the Internet of Things (Internet of Everything) by 2020. Along with this latent potential comes inevitable complexity.
When your architecture has to scale from hundreds to millions to billions of things rigorous methods and tools would be required to manage the exploding complexity. Join this podcast to understand how Rational is gearing to contain complexity. Speakers, Michael Rowe, Manprit Singh, and Kimberly Gist.
#293 What’s new from IBM Rational for Smarter Product Development?
From changing business environments and technology trends to ever-increasing customer expectations, there are many factors forcing you to rethink the product and systems development and delivery lifecycle. In this podcast Jon Chard, marketing manager for IBM Rational Smarter Product Development discusses the key challenges and how Rational is continuing to deliver on its strategy of an open, connected, systems approach to Smarter Product Development. Speakers, Jon Chard and Kimberly Gist.
#292 The Scaled Agile Framework: An Agile Path to DevOps
Transforming your organization can be a daunting endeavor and bring up a lot of tough questions. How do we organize our large teams most effectively? How do I test before an application is ready? How can I align business priorities to software innovation? What approach will help me manage compliance mandates? How do I remove the deployment bottlenecks to improve time to market? Join Elizabeth Woodward, IBM Rational Agile Consultant and Ken France, Managing Partner, Blue Agility to find out how the Scaled Agile Framework paired with IBM Devops capabilities delivers the answers for the Agile Enterprise of the future, and becomes the path to better business outcomes. Speakers, Elizabeth Woodward, Ken France, and Kimberly Gist.
#291 Turning data into knowledge for competitive advantage - How to deliver smarter product development
Historically, product development has been very engineering-centric, starting with concept design and ending with release to manufacturing. Leading manufacturers, however, are questioning whether this is where product development should really start and end. While the engineering activity has typically focused on optimizing product functionality according to a given set of requirements, the question remains as to the origin of these requirements.
In fact, if you can learn more about the specific requirements by better understanding customer sentiment and market trends, you can build a better product. If you can learn more about how your product actually behaves while in service, you know specifically about how it can be improved. And if you know more about how all the systems within your product work together, you can design it better.
This podcast outlines how knowledge about customers, operations, and your development process can help you achieve smarter product development.
Speakers, Steve Shoaf and Kimberly Gist.
#290 Simplify testing with virtual CICS programs with IBM Rational Test Automation Solution (Green Hat)
There is wide-spread adoption of agile practices throughout the development lifecycle, including building and maintaining critical applications on the mainframe. Achieving agility here is helped through the use of automated testing and techniques like Service Virtualization which can shorten the delivery cycle, and improve application quality. IBM Rational Test Automation Solution now enables service virtualization and automated integration testing for CICS applications, scaling down and simplifying the required CICS test region configuration and MIPS requirements. Speakers, John Chewter and Kimberly Gist.
#289 Realizing the Greatest Value from Your IMS and Compiler Upgrades
Both IMS and Enterprise COBOL had new and exciting announcements this year. COBOL and IMS continue to deliver leading edge technologies to facilitate application integration, modernization, as well as improving application performance. Roland Koo, Product Manager for Rational Compilers, and Haley Fung, IMS Senior Developer, identify why it is important to upgrade to the latest versions of IMS and COBOL together. Speakers, Haley Fung, Roland Koo, and Kimberly Gist.
#288 Application Development in a DevOps Enterprise
Come join us as we discuss how the objectives of becoming a DevOps Enterprise –including reducing time-to-value, enhancing business agility, and being more Lean –can be furthered by using the right tools for the creative tasks of software development Speakers, Bill Smith and Kimberly Gist..
#287 Bringing Application Lifecycle Management to IBM i with Rational and ARCAD
Companies are realizing that they must up their game to remain competitive. For most, this means pushing out more sophisticated applications, and in order to do this they often must extend their backend Power Systems to multi-platform front ends. We’ll cover the integrated Rational application lifecycle management solution for IBM i, including the new ARCAD Pack for Rational, for greater programmer productivity and rapid application release. Speakers, Chris Trobridge, Philippe Magne, and Kimberly Gist.
#286 What's hot for mainframe, IBM i, and distributed applications development?
Come join us as we discuss the Rational multiplatform IDEs v9.0.1, and introduce the new integrated debugger that is now in Rational Developer for System z. Speakers, Cindy Krauss, Bill Smith, and Kimberly Gist.
#285 IBM Rational's product delivery solutions for CSPs
Communication Service Providers face many challenges in defining, building, and deploying complex software-based systems. IBM Rational telecom solutions and tools are used successfully by various organizations within communications service providers to address their unique challenges in the definition of their products and in the construction and delivery of the software required by such systems. Speakers, Glenn Hughes and Kimberly Gist.
#284 Rapid response to feedback - continuous delivery in a mobile world
Obtaining feedback from users of Mobile apps is critical to determining the quality of the apps. But what do you do with the feedback? The most successful organizations leverage automation to rapidly respond to that feedback and deliver mobile apps that are truly engaging. This podcast explores the value of new IBM capabilities to continuously integrate, test, deploy and release mobile apps, reducing cycle times to respond faster to feedback. Speakers, Derek D. Baron and Kimberly Gist.
#283 Is a Configuration Management tool enough for managing your requirements?
As development support tools become better integrated, the similarities and, perhaps more importantly, differences between terminology and process are brought to light. With agile and other recent development paradigms, often one get confused with the importance of requirements and a tool to manage them. In this webcast, we examine the similarities and differences between requirements and the artifacts most commonly called Work Items; when a CM tool would be sufficient and when to use a RM tool in your project? Speakers, Jared Pulham and Kimberly Gist.
#282 Role of requirements in systems engineering lifecycle
In this podcast, we discuss about how organizations can expand the value of requirements when they collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines. As the systems become complex, collaboration and a communication platform becomes very critical. Requirements, being the foundation stone, Systems Engineering organizations need to consider requirements driven development and quality management. Speakers, Morgan Brown, Vijay P Sankar, and Kimberly Gist.
#281 Construct high quality applications faster with the IBM Integrated Solution for System z Development
The pressure to quickly deliver differentiated customer value through innovative software is driving IT to explore fundamental transformations in software delivery. IBM's Integrated Solution for System z Development can help you optimize your System z development processes and reduce costs. Join us to hear about the latest capabilities, which include automated code review, unit test and code coverage for mainframe applications. Speakers, Alisa Morse, Tim Feeney, and Kimberly Gist.
#280 Why Agile and DevOps are important for CSPs
Communications service providers (CSPs) have a history of adopting agile methods in their development of software-intensive products. However, the adoption of these methods, especially when continuous integration is involved, are impeded with old approaches to the deployment of these solutions to test labs and, finally, to the running system. In addition, test labs are expensive to setup and run and their preparation and usage can be restricted and time consuming. As well, the ability to respond in a timely manner to requests from the operations group can be impacted. This can lead to issues with customer satisfaction and reduced ARPU. In this podcast, we will discuss some approaches that help with this situation. Speakers, Neil LeBlanc, Steven J. Weaver, and Kimberly Gist.
#279 Accelerate and continuously deliver multiplatform applications
Manual processes and efforts to deliver software changes across an enterprise are notoriously risky, costly, and error-prone. New deployment models and tools have come into play that helps streamline collaboration between teams, standardize and automate repeatable tasks, thereby increasing deployment quality and repeatability while reducing risk and cost. Discover how this new generation of release, deployment, and provisioning tools helps you improve your processes today, while positioning you for an easy jump to next-generation systems management in the future, saving days or even weeks of effort for every deployment. Speakers, Francis Dumont, Maneesh Goyal, and Kimberly Gist.
#278 Staying Ahead with Smarter Products - New Ways to drive Competitive Advantage
The make-up of products and systems has changed -- Today's products are much smarter, due to an large increase in embedded electronics and software.This has led to a commensurate increase in product and system complexity. To meet the demands of today's savvy consumers -- smart companies are seeking new ways to gain a competitive advantage. Speakers, Steve Shoaf, and Kimberly Gist.
#277 Feedback and Metrics - The Keys to Mobile Enterprise Quality
"Our Mobile Apps aren't engaging customers". This reflection points squarely at the accepted principle that the measure of quality is different for mobile. User experience and quality falls short of user expectations, resulting in negative reviews and poor rating. Insightful and streamlined feedback is essential to making a mobile app successful in the marketplace. This podcast discusses feedback and quality metrics as key enablers for dramatically reduced response and delivery of high valued mobile apps with engaging user experiences. Speakers, Yan (Tina) Zhuo, and Kimberly Gist.
#276 Dealing with Turbulence in the Aerospace and Defense Industry
The current economic scenario poses significant challenges for companies operating in the Aerospace & Defense Industry. Join Karla Duchame, Market Manager for Aerospace & Defense and Automotive, Rational and Deepak Nair, Go To Market Manager for Aerospace & Defense, Rational as they discuss how Rational tools can help you address risk in A&D programs and improve business agility with improved governance. Speakers, Karla Ducharme, Deepak Nair, and Kimberly Gist.
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