Going Agile with ALM

Day 2 at xChange12

Speeding ALM implementations, Peter Raymond from R&D described Serena’s Orchestrated ALM reference architecture. Walking through domain models, artifact relationships and process models, the reference architecture provides a blueprint to help our customers coordinate and integrate processes and tools across the Application Development and Delivery lifecycle. He then described a customer implementation that was expedited through use of the reference architecture to simply revise and adjust forms, workflows and integrations quickly and efficiently.

There was plenty of excitement when Jack Leon, also from R&D, revealed the evolution of our process-based agile planning solution to achieve end to end agility across the ALM lifecycle. The level of audience participation and engagement revealed a high degree of appreciation from Product owners, Scrum masters, and Development managers and we look forward to working with members of our Special Interest Group as we continue to optimize the agile user experience across planning, development and release.

Matt Stratton from Apartments.com took the agile theme a stage further when he described their ITSM and Release Automation solution. Key highlights and learning included a heavy focus on automation of manual deployment tasks and activities, a need for a well-defined branching and merging strategy in development to streamline activity from the delivery teams, and a re-orientation of roles/responsibilities across Development, QA and Tech Operations. The resulting applause wrapped up a terrific day at Serena xChange12 as we headed to the xTravaganza party at the House of Blues.


Ashley Owen is the Director of Orchestrated ALM Strategy at Serena Software. Ash has worked at Serena Software for more than 20 years and is passionate about solving application delivery problems spanning demand, development, and deployment.



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