So you have all your source code under change control. If it’s under control of ChangeMan ZMF you are in the best hands possible.
But what about all those other datasets? How do you control the changes to the SYS1.PARMLIB? How would you know if an authorized application updated SYS1.LINKLIB? How do you keep changes to SYS1.PROCLIB in step on every image?
It’s not only SYS1.** but what about the configuration datasets for CICS, IMS, DB2 and
I trust that all of our customers that attended xChange13, Serena’s global user conference, are back in their offices implementing one or more valuable tips they learned from the conference. And I know there wasn’t any shortage of great information delivered, especially from the Mainframe product team.
I’m proud to announce that we have delivered ChangeMan SSM 8.4!
ChangeMan System Software Manager (SSM) 8.4 contains many improvements that are part of our continuing program to enhance usability and maintain z/OS currency. Changes include:
It used to be that the mainframe was an island of technology just as much as the PC once was. But we have seen that distinction blur and nowhere more so than in the world of software development.
Today’s mainframe programmers are just as much at home writing in Java and C as they once were writing in COBOL and PL/I. They are happy editing, compiling and testing in TSO/ISPF on a green screen or debugging, optimizing and tuning in the GUI of Eclipse.
Even the execution environment has morphed into an array of choices that are designed to match the profile of the
In a very unscientific survey of more than 60 release management customers over the past 18 months, the winner in the “Largest Gantt Chart” award came in at 2.5 meters wide (8’ 2”) by 1.5 meters tall (4’11”) with over 90 “deployment tracks” covering the 68 hours of the “go live deployment weekend” or “GLDW.” One whole track was devoted to catering and it was on the critical path. More than 400 people are involved in the GLDW from noon on Friday until 8:00 am on Monday morning. This happens four
When your old technology prevents you from running your IT department the way you want, it’s time for a change. But so much of what we have is so deeply ingrained into all our systems, processes and reporting. That’s why we have created an automated migration utility that can move you from your old mainframe software change and release solution to the most modern and advanced solution from Serena.
It has never been more critical to have control and visibility in your release management
Before each xChange, I check in with a few customers to find out what they are thinking and hoping to hear, and what news they have to share. It helps me to get the tone of the conference right and to guide the mainstage and breakout speakers in preparing their content.
Michael Bailey of MetLife is one of the customers I like to
I’m proud to announce that we have delivered StarTool IOO 3.1.5!
StarTool IOO 3.1.5 contains many improvements that are part of our continuing program to enhance usability and maintain z/OS currency, including:
Each year Serena attends the SHARE mainframe conference. This year it was in Boston and was very well attended. Our booth (pictured) was the center for some pretty hard core conversations about the role of the mainframe in enterprise release management. Over the course of three days we got to talk with many release practitioners, release customers, release vendors and release gurus. Some pretty consistent messages came out of these conversations, which I want to
They say that if you get enough chimpanzees together and give them access to enough computers, eventually they will make a Software Change, Configuration and Release Management solution as good as ChangeMan ZMF. I am not sure I can wait that long and I’ve seen how “Planet of the Apes” turns out. Of course, if you don’t have anyone working on improving your SCCM & RLM solutions, you’ll never keep up with the ever