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
I’m at the first ever DevOpsDays Vancouver, Canada. The event came about from a casual conversation at DevOpsDays Austin and it’s been a fantastic success.
The sessions have been great. I really enjoyed the session from Hootsuite on how they are able to deliver working code faster by using vagrant as part of their tool-chain.
Brian Johnson delivered aRead More
Recently I attended a workshop hosted by Dominica Degrandis on using Kanban in an organization working in a DevOps-like manner. The workshop was full of practical advice not only on why Kanban can help you but also on how to be successful in your implementation. Attendance was good; people came from the east coast to attend what I thought was a local workshop.
As we discussed things that we had each tried in our organization, it became apparent that some of us hadRead More
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.
The most highly anticipated and rated session at xChange13 came from Bob Yates, Mainframe Account Manager, who showed off the Read More
Like many professionals in the workplace, I struggle to find the extra hour in the day just to “get it all done.” The thought of service to my community does cross my mind, especially when there are so many areas that need attention. But when, how? Basically, I need to roll up my sleeves and dig in, just like the Serena St. Albans, UK office did. My heart warmed when I heard about the team volunteering to help out at the Watling View SchoolRead More
This is my first time attending the tutorial day at a Velocity conference. It’s a small world as I’ve already met someone I met at DevOpsDays Atlanta and a couple of people I met at a Kanban for DevOps workshop back in Santa Clara a few weeks ago.
The first session of the day covered using Jenkins in operations. I’m a big believer of using the rightRead More
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: