Well it’s here! The registration for xChange15 in Washington DC opened today. Visit www.serena.com/xchange for details.
If you are a xChange alumnus, you will have been sent a discount code giving a very special
Two weeks ago I had the good fortune to be at the Serena Customer Day in Frankfurt. There I was able to see the latest version of Dimensions CM demonstrated by Don Irvine, Senior Director of the Dimensions Development Team. After the event I sat down with him to ask him about the work his team had been doing on the performance of Dimensions 14.
KP: Great Demo Don. I heard you mention the great work you’ve been doing on performance of Dimensions. With super-fast computers and high-speed networks why is it still important to optimize for
Next month I will be presenting at the SHARE conference in Pittsburgh. The bi-annual event is the place to be to learn about the trends and tricks for developing modern applications on the mainframe.
No one knows better than the army of Change and Release Managers that guard the mainframe environment, just how risky it is to change anything on the mainframe. And no one knows better than they just how business threatening it is not to keep pace with the market and customer needs. Balancing these two forces has been at the heart of the mainframe
The annual DefenceIT conference concluded this week at the Defence Academy in the UK. More than 250 uniformed and civilian technology leaders gathered to talk about the intersection of business solutions and battlespace technology needs.
Defence spending reductions and the prospect of no active engagements beyond December 2014 are reshaping priorities in the UK Ministry of Defence. This is leading to rebrigading (reallocating brigades resources into fewer organizational units) which has the most immediate impact on the armed forces. However this has the
Change: it is what we are all about. The rate of change is something every organization should measure. It happens everywhere in the business but it is often the changes in IT systems that have the biggest impact. Who controls those changes has long been a closely guarded privilege. But today Release Management is a board level discussion because it affects growth at one extreme and risk at the other.
The development teams are tasked with creating new systems to meet the needs of the business. The operations teams are concerned with availability of services.
Over the past couple of weeks we have been traveling around the country as part of a 28-city tour to find out what IT really thinks. Stops included Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Phoenix and San Diego; and this week we are in Washington DC.
The very creative team here at Serena has come up with a fun
For 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
Well it has been a wonderful three days here at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The customers are happy and that means I am happy.
xChange is well and truly back!
We started planning xChange 2011 in November 2010 and thousands of hours have gone in to making it such a success. A massive amount of credit goes to the xChange team led by Jen Melvin, Serenity Thompson, Shirley Miller, Vickie Schira, Kath McKeever and Renee Scullin whose tireless efforts delivered up one of the most intensive, content rich, solution focused and fun events I have ever seen.
Attendee reactions were positive, upbeat and excited with many customers ready to sign up for next year’s conference. We
Today was all breakout sessions in each of the 6 tracks from 8:00 to 3:00 pm. This year the tracks were organized around our solution sets:
We started off day 2 with the Serena Innovation Awards, or “The Douggies”. They were presented by our Founder Doug Troxel to those companies that had done something extraordinary with our solutions.
The Application Development Award went to Dale Clark of Carefirst for the end-to-end automation of their SDLC which included the integration of Clarity, Quality Center, Dimensions CM, ChangeMan ZMF, Systems Architect, SharePoint, PeopleSoft and Beeline.
The Release Management Award was given to Prakash Balakrishnan of Nationwide Mutual Insurance for the remarkable