Archive for the ‘Application Delivery’ Category

Streets of ChinaFor my first trip to mainland China I was lucky enough to go to Shenzhen. Just a short ferry ride from Hong Kong, Shenzhen is an ultra-modern city with incredible architecture, broad boulevards and super-efficient infrastructure.

I was in China to work with a technology component manufacturer who was looking to overhaul their development processes and toolsets. They need



Episode five, the finale to the popular docudrama Doug Serena, CIO, airs on Monday, April 9th, concluding the case study of an intrepid IT leadership team’s quest to transform their company from endangered to dominating.

Last week, in episode four, the tension between “Team Doug” and “Team Brad” grew to a boiling point as the release date for Millennium quickly approached. We were also introduced to Doug’s “kids”, and the important trip to India he and his wife hoped to take to



It was with great pleasure I attended a vibrant Federal User Group last week. With so many advances and improvements in the past 12 months, Federal agencies and system integrators showed enthusiastic interest in the evolution of our Orchestrated ALM solutions – Requirements Manager, Development Manager and Release Manager. Within the Federal government, as in many enterprise IT organizations, there is a continued need to drive efficiency and transparency across both Application



HOT Finalist logoI am thrilled to report that two Serena solutions have been named finalists for the prestigious 2012 Network Products Guide Best Products Awards:

  • Serena Service Manager for the IT Products and Services for Service Delivery category;
  • Serena Release Manager for the Application Delivery category.

Winners



Episode four of the popular docudrama Doug Serena, CIO airs on Monday, April 2nd, continuing the case study of an intrepid IT leadership team’s quest to transform their company from endangered to dominating.

In episode three, the point was driven home that the fate of not only Doug’s team, but also the entire company hinges on the success of the release of the Millennium application. This knowledge has Brad even more on edge about Doug’s abilities as CIO, though he does make time to spy in



Episode three of the popular docudrama Doug Serena, CIO airs on Monday, March 26th, continuing the case study of an intrepid IT leadership team’s quest to transform their company from endangered to dominating.

In episode two, we learned how a potential hurdle was crossed when Doug’s earlier decision to Orchestrate IT helped solve what could have been a project-killing operational issue. In addition, we saw how



On Monday, March 19th, episode two of the docudrama Doug Serena, CIO airs, continuing the story of CIO extraordinaire Doug Serena and his team’s efforts to save the insurance brokerage firm Qlarius from going under. Doug Serena, CIO is a hero’s journey through major business challenges, setbacks and personal frustrations to the promised land of boardroom-level business success.  

The miniseries includes five 5-minute webisodes, viewable here at





What does a CIO experience in the boardroom?  How does an IT senior leadership team rally to address a major business challenge?  How do IT management systems support IT success?  Finally, what pressures do hard-edged executives bring to bear on the CIO? 

We created the new web miniseries “Doug Serena, CIO” to answer these questions and to show the benefit of orchestrating IT.  It’s a hero’s journey through major business challenges, setbacks and personal frustrations to the Promised Land of boardroom-level business success. 

It was fun to bring this



My colleagues and I recently received almost 1,000 responses for a benchmark study on Application Lifecycle Management practices that we’re conducting. We’re now analyzing the data, but one thing is clear – one of IT’s top issues is requirements. In fact, our preliminary numbers show that almost half of all survey respondents reinvent the wheel when it comes to defining business requirements!  

The good news is that people are getting better. In fact, the International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA) is just one example of an organization promoting best practices for requirements management. And on February 16, Serena will be participating in an IIBA webcast on requirements traceability.