When I see someone staring at a green screen and coding, I get the same sense as when I watch a historical reenactment: a strong sense of how things were. Nostalgia is fine, but that doesn't mean we should continue living in the past.
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While I value my history doing data analysis with green screens and whiteboards, I’m relieved this method is fading away like the Bubblegum pop stars of the 70s. Clear data visualization of data relationships provides much greater value to mainframe shops looking for ways to innovate for the fast-paced digital economy.
What does an Agile cadence mean for UX designers? How does that affect mainframe development teams? We at Compuware pondered these same questions when we underwent our transformation to Agile and settled on an approach that has served us well.
Learn some of the major challenges companies face with hiring next-gen developers for mainframe, including barriers keeping Millennials away from mainframe development, and what companies can do to combat those and improve recruitment.
To attract millennials to the mainframe, it’s time to provide them with modern mainframe development tools like those they love to use in distributed development.
Gen Z mainframe developers will arrive with their own generational idiosyncrasies, à la baby boomers, Gen Xers and millennials before them. It’s the nature of the workplace, and mainframe shops should be prepared to adapt.
In Agile, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Agile works best in an open, communicative environment. And once the team commits—get out of the way!
By becoming Agile in combination with the right recruitment marketing techniques, utilities and resources, enterprises can simultaneously innovate the mainframe and attract Millennials to it.
As technologies of engagement increasingly access systems of record, enterprises would be wise to adopt the mainframe DevOps culture, processes and tools they need to innovate.