It is not easy to be selected as a speaker for xChange, Serena’s annual user conference. I always feel sorry for the many excellent presentation ideas we have to turn away, but I am so excited to think about the ones that were chosen for xChange13 from September 16-18 in Miami. This year’s list is more impressive than ever before.
We have a bumper crop of customer presentations, which we’ll announce next week. These are my personal favorite sessions
In our recent Mainframe Virtual User Group (VUG) meeting, we highlighted the latest features in the ChangeMan ZMF Client Pack. John Skelton, Principal Developer from the ChangeMan ZMF Development team and frequent presenter at VUGs and the annual Serena Software xChange User Conference, stepped the attendees through an overview and an awesome demo of the latest and greatest ZMF Client
As a release manager, CM manager, configuration manager, help desk manager, administrator, engineer, architect, project manager or analyst, one of the biggest challenges in attending any user conference is getting your manager’s approval. Some upper-level managers view conferences as an excuse for going out and having a good time. Therefore, you need to sell your manager on the value of user conference participation. Here are some helpful hints on getting the approval you need to
The xChange13 Call for Papers is open through March 31. Serena’s 17th annual global user conference, xChange13, will be in Miami Beach from September 16-18. We are building the detailed agenda right now and are looking for user stories to share with our customers. Would you be willing to speak at xChange? If so, please submit your presentation topic and
Serena looks forward to hosting a vibrant, interesting and breakout-session-rich Federal User Group at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on April 3rd, 2013. This year’s agenda is directly driven by the feedback from Federal agencies, customers and partners. So please mark your diaries and sign up
I’ve said this year after year, but it’s true. Every xChange, Serena’s Global User Conference, outdoes the previous year in terms of the exchange of ideas, customer presentations, and total participation. I promise you that xChange13 will be no different. It’s going to rock – at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach!
At Serena, we pride ourselves on staying on top of relevant trends and application development issues in all the major markets. Thus we often run targeted surveys to dig deeper into the behavior of a select market. We ran one such survey at our annual Federal User Group meeting held last month in Washington, DC to learn more about the application development priorities and key issues that IT teams from the US Federal Government sector are facing. Serena has a long and successful history of exceptional Federal Government implementations, so the data
The heart of xChange 2012, Serena’s Global User Conference, is the breakout sessions. But the soul of xChange is the customer presentations. I am thrilled to announce that, as of today, you can submit your ideas for presentations online through an SBM workflow (of course!).
This year we are looking for topics in the
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