Serena UK User Group

Serena UK User Group

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Over the last year the Serena UK User Group has been dormant whilst we've been considering the best way to take it forward. The time has now come to re-launch the group and in doing so will be focussing more on you the users of Dimensions and its related products (SBM, RM, etc).

 

Committee Members

Dave Clarke     

Dave Clarke, Chairman

Dave, a Principal Configuration Management Consultant within Fujitsu Services, is currently providing Configuration Management consultancy to large government and other programmes within the company. He is currently employing his skills in Configuration Management, Systems Integration, Networking and Development to meet these programmes Configuration Management requirements in terms of Architecture, Design, Modelling and Service Development and Support.

He is/has provided consultancy to internal and external clients with aim of designing and helping them to implement their own integrated Configuration Management infrastructures.

In the technical area of Configuration Management tools, Dave is an acknowledged expert in the third party tool Serena Dimensions (21years experience), and has provided internal and external consultancy on the practical use of this tool and its integration capabilities within a programme/project environments.

Dave has also provided overview and methodology training on the subject of Configuration Management and within the company.

 

Ian Topliss     

Ian Topliss, Vice Chairman

Ian, a member of the multinational Software Methods and Tools team at MBDA, has six years management of Dimensions configuration management systems across the UK as well as four years use on projects and two years in an advisory capacity across Italy. He is currently the chairman of the multinational Dimensions user group within the Company advising on overview and methodology training and has overseen several upgrades of the tool since 2004 across multiple networks including recently the first multinational upgrade for the tool. He has/is providing overview training within the Company of the Dimensions tool, and advises on use of integrations to the tool for projects within their programme/project environment.

He has sixteen and a half years process improvement experience across defence and telecoms sectors at several organisations, working on multinational projects with overseas partners such as Italy, France and the US, which has included development of safety related configuration management plans to comply with various customer standards such as MIL STD 498, DEF STANs 05-57, 00-55 and 00-56 using several SCM tools. He has created business continuity plans, acted as SQA on projects, and been involved in customer delivery/acceptance audit as well as implementing CMM.

He is a European Engineer and Chartered Engineer.

 

Vidyadhar Malladi     

Vidyadhar Malladi, Committee Member

Vidya, a Lead Consultant with Infosys Ltd., is currently providing Configuration Management services to Elsevier Limited and its multi locations across the globe. He has been designing, modelling and building configuration management environment for new projects and migrating existing applications into Dimension configuration management system from external sources. Provides training for users at various levels in the project/programmes. He handled various Dimensions version upgrade in the organisations since 2003 and on multiple OS environments.

Varied experience in different phases of software development and delivery of project life cycle of diversified applications – GIS, Utilities and other graphic products. Successfully managed projects by interfacing and interacting with international clients in Germany, USA, UK and India for 20 years in software development arena. This included development of related configuration management plans to comply with organisational standards and ISO standards by using several SCM tools. He has been involved in escrow audits, participated in ISO audits, ensured business continuity by maintaining CMDB and software repository. Orchestration of releases to live systems for a multi-million valued public sector project, by bringing in controlled configuration management using Serena Dimensions during project go-live duration to a key success.

 

Tim Joyce     

Tim Joyce, Committee Member

Tim, an independent Consultant with 17 years experience of Serena Software's Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Change, Configuration and Release Management solutions and tools across technical, customer facing and managerial roles. He has implemented and managed the implementation of these solutions in large and small organizations around the world across numerous industry sectors and methodologies.

Tim is currently implementing a bespoke fully integrated solution for Development, Test and Release Management for a Government department using Serena Dimensions and SBM. This includes an SBM based Environment Management solution.

Committee Member Contact Information

Dave Clarke, Fujitsu
Tel: 0843 7302 6619
Mobile: 07867 824207
Email: dave.clarke@uk.fujitsu.com

Ian Topliss, MBDA
Tel: 0117 931 6601
Email: ian.topliss@mbda.co.uk

Vidyadhar Malladi, Elsevier
Tel: 01865843268
Mobile: 07932362896
Email: v.malladi@elsevier.com

Tim Joyce, C2RB Ltd
Tel: 07775534429
Email: tim@c2rb.com