Compuware CSI Case 3: Mainframe DevOps, Online Gaming & Wine

Overview: In the third episode of the Compuware CSI: Customer Success Investigators series, host Craig Hartwell discusses the DevOps journey of a major South African bank with a DevOps lead and technical consultant.   In Case 3 of the Compuware CSI: Customer Success Investigators podcast series, Global Sales Lead Craig Hartwell talks with DevOps lead Jakes Olivier from South Africa’s Nedbank and technical consultant Lynette Kleynhans of Mediro ICT about Nedbank’s implementation of a CI/CD pipeline. The adoption of DevOps and Agile methodologies has clear advantages from a workflow point…

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Source Control: SCM Migration

Overview: Compuware’s Director of Migration Services Francois Dansereau joins Rick Slade on the Building a Better Software Delivery System podcast to discuss SCM migration and his methodology for making sure it goes smoothly.   The Boy Scout motto is, “Be prepared.” It’s good advice, to be sure, and a maxim that Compuware’s Migration Services Team has taken to heart. Following up on the previous episode’s discussion of the modern SCM with Compuware Product Owner Mark Schettenhelm, in Chapter 6 of the podcast series, Building a Better Software Delivery Platform, DevOps…

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Source Control: Modern Software Delivery Support

Overview: The SCM is an integral part of a modern software delivery system (SDS). In the fifth episode of his podcast series on modernizing your SDS, DevOps Architect Rick Slade talks with Product Owner Mark Schettenhelm about the role of the SCM in an Agile environment and how Compuware ISPW assists with automation.   In Chapter 5 of the Building a Better Software Delivery Platform podcast series, DevOps Architect Rick Slade welcomes Compuware ISPW Product Owner Mark Schettenhelm to discuss source control in Agile software delivery. Rick starts off by…

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Compuware CSI Case 2: Continuous Improvement

Overview: A lead software engineer from a major UK bank discusses their efforts to improve software delivery quality, velocity and efficiency, and how Agile and DevOps have helped them transform their software delivery system.   In the latest episode of the podcast, Compuware CSI: Customer Success Investigators, Compuware Global Sales Lead Craig Hartwell talks with a major bank’s lead software engineer about its conversion to Agile and DevOps. The discussion centers around adapting to a changing market, reacting to challenges, and innovating. The bank’s adoption of Agile and DevOps was…

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Getting Started With Your Software Delivery System Modernization Project

Overview: As with any large project, deciding where to start building your new software delivery system (SDS) can be a task unto itself. In Chapter 4 of Building a Better Software Delivery Platform, DevOps architect Rick Slade explains how starting with proper tooling, the adoption of Agile practices, and the building of an SDS team can help ensure that your project is successful.   Over the past couple of years, I’ve had to tackle some large projects around my house. One involved a tree that was threatening some power lines.…

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Compuware CSI Case 1: Remote Workforce Performance Metrics

Overview: In the first episode of the Compuware CSI: Customer Success Investigators podcast, the team examines how development organizations are adapting to the lockdown, how Compuware’s processes and tools have enabled it to maintain productivity levels with a remote workforce, and the role of metrics in adjusting to changing circumstances. Just as animals must adapt to their environment for survival, organizations must react to changes in technology, markets, and work environments. We’ve all heard the adage, attributed to Greek philosopher Heraclitus, that “the only constant is change.” What makes the…

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Managing Software Delivery Platform Evolution

Overview: The key to improving the quality, velocity and efficiency of your software delivery system (SDS) lies in the adoption of Agile methodologies. In Chapter 3 of the Building a Better Software Delivery Platform podcast, DevOps Architect Rick Slade discusses the organization, implementation, measurement and management of a modern SDS through Agile methods. In the Compuware podcast, Building a Better Software Delivery Platform, Compuware Executive DevOps Solution Architect Rick Slade offers advice and guidance on evolving your software delivery system (SDS). In episode three, Rick addresses the management of this…

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Modern Enterprise Software Delivery System Architecture

Overview: In the second episode of our podcast series, Building a Better Software Delivery Platform, VP of Product Engineering David Rizzo joined DevOps Solution Architect Rick Slade to discuss the architecture of a software delivery system and explain how Compuware has integrated new tools, processes and automation into its delivery system. In the second chapter of Compuware’s “Building a Better Software Development Platform” podcast series, DevOps Solution Architect Rick Slade focused on the architecture of a modern software delivery system. This conversation gave real-world examples of how organizations can approach…

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Key Characteristics of a Modern Software Delivery System

Overview: In the first episode of Compuware’s podcast series, Building a Better Software Delivery Platform, DevOps Solution Architect Rick Slade covered the key characteristics of a modern SDS and how organizations, regardless of their industry, can benefit from its implementation.   Last week I had the privilege of talking to Compuware Executive DevOps Solution Architect Rick Slade in the inaugural episode of Rick’s new series, Building a Better Software Delivery Platform. Rick draws on his years of experience helping companies modernize and mainstream their software delivery systems (SDS) in a…

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