I’ll be heading to London next week for the Gartner Data Center Summit from November 25-26. Serena Software is a sponsor and we will showcase our soon-to-be-released Serena Release Manager v5.
In a 2012 Gartner DevOps survey of over 200 CIOs, release management was rated the number one issue. No surprise that our customers tell us pretty much the same thing; they need to improve visibility, reduce rework and errorsRead More
Two of the most highly anticipated areas of new development for Dimensions CM 14 are change visualization and peer reviews. Taken as individual new capability areas, these features represent a massive stride forward for our flagship SCCM solution. And when combined together, they will redefine the way Dimensions CM users think about parallel development and agile practices. In this two-part blog, we’ll talk about Change Visualization first and then follow up with a look at Peer Reviews.
Traditionally, Serena has excelled at providing control and insight into theRead More
I’ve just spent an amazing week in London. I already had high hopes for this trip having been to DevOpsDays London earlier this year but I didn’t expect to be blown away by the events.
Attendees at both events were from all over Europe. I’m used to meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds at events in the USA but this was on a totally different scale.
As to be expected, culture and process wereRead More
DevOpsDays London is over and, as usual, there were some great sessions. Exposing fragility in systems was once again a topic that was discussed.
If you follow the DevOps movement at all, you will no doubt have heard of chaos monkey at Netflix numerous times. For those who have not heard about it, chaos monkey runs in allRead More
Last week I was at DevOpsDays Portland. As expected, the open space topics were really interesting. Two in particular stood out for me. The first was about fitting DevOps into your organization. DevOps teams seemed to be the way people were going. If you have been to other events with prominent figures of the DevOps community present, you may have noticed how the mention of “DevOps teams” can spur heatedRead More
Running global Support and IT organizations brings many challenges on a daily basis; not only technical ones but also communication challenges among my teams, other teams within Serena, and, of course, our customers.
I hope that you would expect Serena to use our own technology internally and you would be right. Serena Support are extensive users of Serena Business Manager (SBM) throughout our various processes.
When a customer works with Support and we identify an issue as being either a bug or enhancement request, we let SBM take over the management and tracking of issues.
Last week I attended FlowCon in San Francisco. Unlike DevOpsDays and Velocity conferences that I have been to FlowCon had an enterprise focus. Early on in the conference there was a presentation by a typical DevOps poster child. I had a sinking feeling, was I just going to sit through another presentation about all of the cool stuff that is done in Silicon Valley does but doesn’t resonate in the enterprise?
The good news is that this wasn’t theRead More
I’m often asked by customers how they can best modernize their software development practices. After all, many organizations are under increasing pressure to respond to their business or customer needs faster, while delivering with higher quality to on-premise, virtualized and increasing cloud environments.
Many early adopters of agile have seen the challenges of responding faster move downstream, from development to release and operations, while the business continues to request better transparency and visibility intoRead More
An excellent blog post on the events that led to Knight Capital’s bankruptcy in just 45 minutes was forwarded to me. Most of us in the industry have heard the story. It has been used either by vendors as an example of why tools and processes are critical or by others as an example of how things can go very wrong.
With the release of the SEC report, we now have more information than we hadRead More
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 andRead More