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Phone: 1-800-COMPUWARE

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About Michael Siemasz

Mike Siemasz is a writer at Compuware focused on analyzing trends surrounding the culture, processes and tools of mainframe development, technology and business.

Michigan Congresswoman Sees Ties Between Detroit, Government and Mainframe

By | September 6th, 2016|Agile Development, Congresspeople Visits, DevOps|

During the congresswoman’s visit, Compuware executives and employees showcased the company’s ability to modernize the mainframe with the Agile culture, processes and tools necessary for success in a constantly shifting digital age.

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Compuware Interns Get New Perspectives of the Mainframe and Detroit

By | August 30th, 2016|Agile Development, DevOps, Workforce|

Detroit was a new city for the Compuware interns, but it’s also becoming a new city to itself. And like Detroit, the mainframe is becoming a new platform equipped with the familiar culture, processes and tools millennials need to be successful, regardless of their experience levels.

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Scrum Teams: What’s with All the Scrum Meetings?

By | August 16th, 2016|Agile Development|

Mainframe agility is now a competitive requirement for enterprises in the accelerating digital economy. Agile provides the development framework for IT organizations to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and Scrum meetings are an indispensable component of that framework.

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The Bloor Group Proves the Agile Mainframe Exists

By | June 23rd, 2016|Agile Development, DevOps, Featured|

In “The Agile Mainframe: Compuware Re-Energizes the Mainframe,” you have the opportunity to read more about how Agile and DevOps processes, modernized development tools, and integrations and partnerships forged with leading mainstream software vendors are transforming the mainframe to be a platform for agility.

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Millennialize the Mainframe: Q&A with Compuware Recruiter Leigh Ann Ulrey

By | May 24th, 2016|Millennialize the Mainframe, Workforce|

For a perspective of how Compuware goes about finding Millennial mainframe talent, I spoke with Leigh Ann Ulrey, responsible for Compuware’s Global Talent Acquisition. Ulrey is the first and last touchpoint for candidates in Compuware’s recruitment process, giving her a unique vantage point of the generational changeover between retiring mainframe experts and Millennial developers.

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Millennialize the Mainframe: Innovation with Java and Eclipse

By | May 5th, 2016|Agile Development, DevOps, Millennialize the Mainframe, Workforce|

At first, the juxtaposition of mainframe and Eclipse seems counterintuitive—different syntaxes, different cultures, different generations. But the introduction of Java to the mainframe is blurring the line between developers who represent these differences.

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Millennialize the Mainframe: Transferring Technical Skills

By | March 16th, 2016|Agile Development, App Performance, COBOL, DevOps, Millennialize the Mainframe, Workforce|

It’s becoming easier for Millennial developers to apply their programming skills to the mainframe. Just look at Justin Lewis, a Millennial software developer at Compuware who has leveraged his technical acumen to help the company mainstream the mainframe, bringing it into cross-platform DevOps processes.

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Millennialize the Mainframe: A Modern Mainframe Development Perspective

By | February 24th, 2016|Agile Development, DevOps, Millennialize the Mainframe, Workforce|

Many Millennials still perceive working with mainframe technology as a career dead end. But the opposite is true at Compuware, a company doing well to hire and empower Millennials who view working with the mainframe as a challenge with the reward of opportunity.

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